All types of users (reviewers, future authors and subscribers) need to create an account in order to be able to either submit articles, join the reviewers` team or simply access contents (Login- Register). All accounts must be confirmed by our webmaster. All types of users must have a valid account in order to be able to access the (full) contents. For those willing to publish, an Author account is needed, while for the simple readers, a Subscriber type is feasible. All accounts with incomplete data will be rejected.
For the Reviewers, we have a fixed number of slots per each of our key-domains (once we reach the number, we will no longer accept applications). In addition, for the first level of journal`s development, we will only accept reviewers from the network of ESDC. We will also filter the applications taking under consideration one`s expertise in the domain.
For Authors, please feel free to access How to publish section for a step-by-step set of instructions. All submitted articles must use the dedicated .docx template.
All articles will follow a multi-layer screening and evaluation system, including:
· basic quality and layout compliance;
· blind peer review (2+1);
· additional quality criteria assessment;
· Plagiarism scanning (automatic threshold included, in order to support high-level personal contributions to the articles).