All papers are subject to a double-blind peer review process to ensure the quality of their underlying research methodology and argument. The journal is committed to the highest standards of peer review. After submitting the manuscript by the author (s) in JED, the manuscript will be primarily studied based on publishing experts (maximum a week). If it is accepted in the first stage, the manuscript will be assessed by the editor-in-chief.
Upon receipt of the manuscript, the corresponding author is notified and will receive the number under which the manuscript has been registered, as well as the name and e-mail address of the scientific editor who will handle it. From this point onwards, authors should communicate with the editor-in-chief only about the progress of the reviewing process. The manuscript will be sent to at least two referees and a reply may be expected at the earliest four weeks after submission. Manuscripts can be accepted, with minor or major revision, or rejected. If the decision is ‘revision’, the authors are requested to take the remarks of the referees and editors into account. A second reviewing process can follow. Upon final acceptance, the authors provide a final version of the manuscript in appropriate file formats (not a pdf) (text as WORD doc. and tables as Excell file) and send these to the editor-in-chief. The authors will then be notified when the paper will be published. Only one galley proof will be sent as a PDF file to the corresponding author. This proof must be carefully corrected and sent back within 2 working days.