Authors should not recommend reviewers with whom they have a conflict of interest, for example, a close collaborator or colleague.
Recommended reviewers should not be at the same institute as any of the authors listed on the manuscript.
Institutional email addresses should be provided for recommended reviewers, wherever possible.
Conflict of interest statement Please note that a Conflicts of interest statement is required for all submitted manuscripts. If no conflicts exist, please state that 'There are no conflicts to declare' under a Conflicts of interest heading as the last section before the reference section.
Editorial Independence - Lack of interference with editorial decisions
Editorial independence is of utmost importance and Engineered Science Publisher does not interfere with editorial decisions. All articles published are peer reviewed and assessed by our independent editorial boards, and Engineered Science staff are not involved in decisions to accept manuscripts. When making an editorial decision, we expect the academic editor to make their decision based only upon:
In all of our journals, in every aspect of operation, Engineered Science policies are informed by the mission to make science and research findings open and accessible as widely and rapidly as possible.
Editors and Editorial Staff as Authors
Editors or Editorial staff shall not be involved in processing their own academic work. Submissions authored by editors/editorial staff will be assigned to at least two independent outside reviewers. Decisions will be made by other Editorial Board Members who do not have a conflict of interest with the author. Journal staff are not involved in the processing of their own work submitted to any Engineered Science journals.