Peer Review Process

Peer Review Process

The aim of the peer review process is to ensure that high quality and original scientific studies are published. All published articles in Business and Economics Research Journal are peer reviewed and all manuscripts submitted follows the procedure outlined below.

Initial Manuscript Evaluation

All manuscripts submitted for publication in Journal are firstly evaluated by the Editor and Editorial Board. Manuscripts which fall outside the aims and scope of the journal or is not enough for requirements of a scientific study are rejected or may be wanted some revisions at this initial point. Manuscripts are never accepted by the editor without a referee report, at this early stage.

Plagiarism Checking

Manuscripts that pass the initial evaluation stage are subjected to similarity/plagiarism scanning by using a plagiarism screening program or the authors are asked to make this plagiarism scanning and send the plagiarism report. Manuscripts with a similarity percentage (excluding references) greater than 20% are rejected as a result of plagiarism control by the editor or authors. Manuscripts that pass the initial evaluation stage and have a similarity rate below 20% are taken directly to the referee process and the plagiarism report is not sent to the referees unless the referees request it.

Policy of Peer Review

Business and Economics Research Journal employs double-blind reviewing, where both the referee and author remain anonymous throughout the process.

Referee Evaluation

After the initial evaluation and plagiarism control, the manuscripts are sent to at least two referees which are determined editor and/or editorial board. If necessary, the number of referees can be increased by the Editor or Editorial Board. The referees are chosen from the referee board according to their expertise.

Referees are asked to evaluate the manuscript’s originality, methodology, contribution to the literature, presentation of results and support for the conclusions, and appropriate referencing of previous relevant studies. Referees might accept the manuscript, reject the manuscript or might require a revision for style and/or content. For the publication of articles, two positive reports are required. In case one referee report is negative while the other is positive, the article is forwarded to a third referee for additional evaluation.

When a revision is required by the referee or referees, the author(s) are to consider the criticism and suggestions offered by the referees, and they should be sent back to the revised version of manuscript in 60 days. If the revised manuscript is not sent in two months, the manuscript is removed from the referee evaluation process. Referees may request more than one revision of a manuscript. Manuscripts that are not accepted for publication are not re-sent to their authors.

Final Evaluation

After favorable opinions of referees, the Editor or Editorial Board is made the final evaluation. The articles accepted for publication by the Editor/Editorial Board are placed in an issue sequence.

Time of Peer Review Process

The peer-review process that has long time is an important problem. Naturally, the author(s) wish to take an answer about their submissions in a short time. Business and Economics Research Journal aims to complete the all peer review process within 10 weeks (70 days) after submission (one week for initial evaluation, 8 weeks for referee evaluation and one week for final evaluation).

The author(s) that submit an article to the Business and Economics Research Journal consider accepting of these peer review conditions and procedures.