Peer Review Process
All research articles published in this journal have undergone a rigorous peer review based on initial editor screening and anonymous refereeing by at least two independent expert referees, with a double-blind peer review system.
Process comprises the following stages:
- Reviewers will have an active academic profile in the field of research and have previously been registered in the journal platform indicating the specific field of research (by keywords) and their academic status. The reviewers will have different academic affiliations among themselves, in addition to being affiliated with a different institution than the authors. The editors of the journal will select the reviewers.
- The valuation report of the reviewers will affect the interest of the article, its contribution to the knowledge of the topic, the developments made, right relations established, developed critical judgment, managed bibliographic references, the correct structure and wording, etc., indicating recommendations, if any, for possible improvement. The expected time to perform a review of the article is roughly one month.
- According to the recommendations of the reviewers, the authors will receive an evaluation result, taking into consideration four options: accepted submission, revisions required, resubmit for review and decline submission. In addition, authors will receive observations and comments from the reviewers or editors. The editor will be responsible for determining if a revised manuscript meets the revisions requested. If the editor determines that a revised manuscript fails to adhere the requirements of the review the editor may reject the review or request additional reviews.
- If the manuscript has been accepted with revisions, authors should resubmit a new version of the article, meeting the demands and suggestions of the referees within the deadlines imposed by the production schedule. If the author is unwilling or unable to revise the manuscript, it will not be published, and the author may withdraw the manuscript. If the article is not modified, and no activity is recorded in the item, during more than a year, the editor will archive the submission.
- Depending on the degree of compliance with the changes requested, the Editor will rule on whether or not publishing the article and the decision will be communicated to the author. The manuscript will be, therefore, scheduled for publication in an upcoming issue.
The whole process described will be conducted through the Open Journal System Platform (OJS) of the Universitat Politècnica de València, in the categories of author or reviewer user.
Timing of publication
Editors of JARTE aim to ensure timely peer review and publication for papers they receive, especially where, to the extent that this can be predicted, findings may have important implications. Authors should be aware that priority publication is most likely for papers that, as judged by the journal's editorial staff, may have important implications. The timing of publication may also be influenced by themed issues or if editors group submissions on a similar topic which, inevitably, prevents them from being published in the order that articles were accepted.