ELP strives to reduce the timeframe of the selection of a reviewer and the initial screening of the submissions. In addition, the peer review procedure is described in details. Moreover, we encourage authors to follow the author’s guidelines and the ELP template. Proper submission would facilitate the entire process.
Please use our article template and stick to the following standards when submitting your paper.
• All articles must be in English language.
• Recommended article length is 7-20 pages.
• Authors should submit their manuscripts via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
• The corresponding author would receive a confirmation for the submission within 12 hours.
ELP Peer Review Procedure
ELP is striving to decrease the time for the initial screening of the submitted papers and selection of a reviewer. Through the consistent support and feedback from the ELP reviewers, we have succeeded in including the following phases within a decent timeframe.
ELP Reviewers are instructed not to estimate the potential impact of a paper in a given field nor its novelty. These subjective judgments can delay the publication of a work, which later proves to be of major significance. At ELP, we believe that the publication readership is in the most suitable position to determine what is of interest to them.
ELP promotes a rigorous peer review procedure on the basis of scientific validity and the technical quality of the paper. Every single paper submitted to the ELP undergoes a rigorous peer review procedure by at least two ELP reviewers. However, the academic editor is allowed to ask for additional review reports from author-suggested reviewers but only as additional review reports.
ELP editorial board is mainly consisted of authors who have already published their papers in the journal.
Every member of the editorial board has his or her own profile, which includes their academic domain, academic affiliation, number of review reports conducted for ELP, and the month or year of joining the ELP editorial board. At ELP we maintain a list of active reviewers only, who are in regular communication with the editorial office. We would also like to thank our former members who have contributed significantly to the development of the journal.
1. After the submission, the corresponding author is asked to clarify that the paper has not been published elsewhere; to contact the editorial office using his/her institutional email address and confirm that he/she had thoroughly revised and agreed with the ELP publication policies.
2. The manuscript is screened for basic technical requirements.
3. The corresponding author receives a confirmation E-mail, informing him/her whether or not the manuscript has been properly structured.
4. Even though the authors are responsible for potential plagiarized content, the editorial office reserves the right to scan the content of the paper for plagiarism.
5. The editorial office reserves the right to return to authors, without peer-review, improperly formatted manuscripts or non-authorized submissions.
6. The manuscript undergoes initial screening by the associate editor, including comments on its structure and the language aspect.
7. ELP reviewers for the manuscript are assigned.
8. The identity of the reviewers is anonymous, except for those who are willing to disclose their identity under the “open review” process.
9. The associate editor decides whether reviews from additional experts are needed or the review reports are sufficient for a decision. Author-suggested reviewers are also acceptable but only as additional review reports
10. All of the ELP reviewers are familiar with the ELP peer review policy. Their awareness of the necessity of a prompt response on whether or not they are able to conduct/manage a review in a given moment is noted in the invitation.
11. Every single paper submitted to the ELP undergoes a rigorous peer review procedure by at least two ELP reviewers.
12. When the reports are received, the associate editor and the editorial office make the final decision. The time of the peer review completion depends on many circumstances. Even though we strive to provide peer review in a decent timeframe, fast publication cannot be guaranteed.
There are several types of decision possible. They include:
– Accept the manuscript as submitted;
– Accept it with minor revision;
– Accept it with major revision; and
– Reject the manuscript because it does not meet the journal criteria.
ELP is a peer reviewed journal. Before October 2019, all submissions underwent a single peer review process. However, starting from October 2019, we have introduced the double blind peer review process, where the reviewers of the paper don’t get to know the identity of the authors, and vice versa.
However, in order to enhance transparency of the peer review process, ELP starting from 2019, as a pioneer among other journals, has introduced an “open review procedure”.
The result of the “open review” initiative is to publicly announce the review report of the accepted paper, along with its full content. In this regard, author’s approval has a key role to play in the development of this process.
Furthermore, we hereby encourage all reviewers to reveal their names on the ELP evaluation form, and approve that their names can be made available on the ELP`s website.
Plagiarism is not acceptable in the ELP submissions and publications. After the submission, authors are requested to declare the originality of their work by properly citing, re-using, or copying previous publications. If plagiarism is detected during the peer review process, the manuscript would be rejected. If plagiarism is detected after publication, the publisher has the right to issue an erratum/corrigendum or retract of the paper. The editorial office makes use of plagiarism checker software (AntiPlagiarism.NET) to confirm the originality of submitted papers.
Conflict of Interest
Authors, reviewers, or editorial members have to disclose every situation or connection, which could potentially affect the impartial review and publication procedure by informing the Managing Editor.
If the paper is accepted for publication, author(s) will be asked to pay 97 Euros as article publication fee, in order to defray the operating costs such as review management, website maintenance and archiving, printing hard copies and delivery.
Author(s) will be entitled to one printed copy per author free-of-charge, but not more than two copies per paper. Authors can also get additional copies of the printed journal by paying 20 EUR for each additional copy.
(Please check the following link) http://eujournal.org/cpay/payment.php