Peer Review Process

The continuing success of MENDEL jsournal relies not only on high quality submissions, but also on high quality and timely reviews. The journal manager therefore asks all authors to act also as reviewers and to register as a reviewer (if they are not already registered).

This journal operates a double blind review process. Submitted papers should be anonymized. This means that they should not contain any element that may reveal the identity of their authors. This includes author names, affiliations, and acknowledgments. Moreover, any references to any of the author's own work should be made as if the work belonged to someone else.

All contributions will be screened by one of the journal editors for language and completeness and, if they pass, assessed for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality and novelty of the paper. The managing editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The editor's decision is final.