PEER REVIEW PROCESS
Each publication is evaluated by editor-in-chief (topic editor) and if the basic requirements are fulfilled the text is sent to be reviewed.
Each publication is evaluated by at least two independent Reviewers appointed from outside the Poznan University of Life Sciences, Scientific Board of Journal of Agribusiness and Rural Development and Editorial Board.
The double-blind review process is applied, where neither the Authors nor the Reviewers know each other’s identities. A review is a written document, which ends with a definite conclusion whether the article should be published or rejected.
The following evaluation criteria and procedures are applied:
A: very good article – accept
The article is accepted for printing without sending back to the Author. The Author receives a message about the positive review.
B: good article – accept when the Reviewer’s comments have been fulfilled
The article is sent back to the Author to make changes suggested by the Reviewer. Then the Author resends the corrected copy of the article with the opinion about the remarks made in the review to the editors. The Editor-in-Chief makes a decision whether the article should be accepted for printing.
C: acceptable after general reconstruction
The article is sent back to the Author to make general changes suggested by the Reviewer. Then the Author sends the corrected copy of the article. The corrections must contain the opinion about the remarks made in the review to the Editors. The Editors send the article for another review. The Author may be obliged to pay extra costs of the review of the corrected article.
D: poor – the article should not be published in JARD
The article is not accepted for publication and cannot be resent to the Editors.
Every year a list of reviewers collaborating with the Editors is published in the last, fourth issue of the quarterly and on the website, when all the four issues of the journal have been sent to printing.
The procedure of reviewing scientific articles in Journal of Agribusiness and Rural Development quarterly was written according to the guidelines of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.