Special incentives for our Reviewers!
Since January 1, 2021, our Reviewers receive 5 points for each review prepared for our journal.
A total of 20 points* allows them to publish an article in Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine free of charge.
*points are valid for 2 years counting from January 1 of the year in which the were awarded.
The reviewing process
Each manuscript is reviewed by two independent external reviewers. Reviews are based on the, so-called, double-blind review policy. Editors ask the Authors to identify at least two reviewers, which does not mean, however, their automatic choice. The names of reviewers of each publication are not disclosed. The manuscript is qualified for printing after obtaining two (2) positive reviews. In case of one negative review, the Editorial Board reserves the right to reject the manuscript. The list of reviewers is posted on the Journal’s website once a year (in the last issue).
Guidelines provided by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education:
- At least two independent experts not affiliated with the department are chosen to review each submitted article.
- In case of publications written in a foreign language, at least one of the experts has to be affiliated with a foreign institution from a different country than the author of the article.
- The recommended model of reviewing is a double-blind process, in which author(s) and reviewers do not know the identity of one another.
- If a double-blind process is inapplicable, the reviewer is obliged to sign a declaration confirming the lack of conflict of interest. Conflict of interest is understood as:
- direct personal relations (kinship, legal relations, conflict),
- professional subordination,
- direct scientific cooperation two years prior the preparation of the review.
- The review must be delivered in a written form and end with an unambiguous conclusion whether the article should be published or rejected.
- The rules of acceptance or rejection as well as the review form are displayed for all viewers on the website of the Publishing House or the journal or in each issue of the journal.
- The names of the reviewers of the particular publications/issues are not revealed. Once a year the journal makes the list of collaborating reviewers public.
Web of Science Rewiever Locator
Section Editors of Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine utilize Web of Science Reviewer Locator – a service provided by Clarivate Analytics – to find and choose the best reviewers. The tool also it automatically sends a confirmation to Publons that a particular reviewer has performed the review.