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.
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.
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.
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.
We consider the language aspect of the papers of particular relevance. Therefore, a native language speaker assesses the language aspect of each paper. If decided proofreading is mandatory the editorial office may recommend its own proofreading services. However, authors are always informed that they are not obliged to use the suggested services but can choose other ones.
As of March 2016, all articles published receive a DOI and are permanently published.
Moreover, along with the online content, every ELP edition appears in the print version. It also represents a preservation solution.
ELP is a self-sustained journal. Up to date, the publisher did not receive any grant or funding for publication. The low-level amount of article processing charges, APC serves only for covering the publication costs.
Accepted papers are assessed an Article Processing Charge of 97 Euros (or USD equivalent). The Article Processing Charge supports operating costs, review management, website maintenance, archiving, and the printing of hard copies.
Author(s) are entitled to one printed copy per author without charge, not to exceed two copies per paper. Additional printed copies are available at 20 Euros (26 USD) per copy. Electronic copies can be downloaded without charge.