Peer review

FOOD SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT journal (ISSN 2068 - 6609) publishes the latest scientific researchers in the country and abroad.

The works presented are subject to an evaluation process. Editors and members of the scientific board are selected depending on their skills and their experience based on scientific work of the highest quality. English is preferred in writing articles as it is the universal language of science.

To ensure that the manuscript presents a high quality research, every manuscript submitted will be reviewed by reviewers.  Reviewing of the work of the works received is provided by the Scientific Committee. Each paper will be sent to two editors, experts in the field. Peer review process ensures that journal Food and Environment Safety publishes good science that confirms the validity of the science reported; revisions and improvement are important part of the publication process for improvement the quality of every manuscript.

Steps followed by the Editorial Board of the Food and Environment Safety journal, during the review process are, as follows:

  • After receiving a manuscript, a confirmation email is sent to the corresponding author of the paper
  • If the manuscript complies with the scope of the Food and Environment Safety journal, the editorial board sends it to the minimum 2 reviewers / referees for blind review (the referees are selected according to their expertise in the field).
  • All manuscripts are evaluated according to the reviewers’ guidelines.
  • On the basis of their evaluation, the referees recommend the paper either for publication or they can suggest some necessary changes if it is needed or for rejection.
  • The reviewer’s comments will send to corresponding author. When authors revising their manuscript and responding to peer review comments, they need to: prepare a response letter indicating any additional experiments / analyses recommend by reviewers; indicate revisions in the text, either by activating track changes feature of the text processor or by highlighting with a different color text; return the revised manuscript within the time period the editor specified in e-mail.

The editorial board takes the final decision for publication or not of a manuscript. Usually, the review process is completed within 5 or 6 months.

Following the review process, each author receives from the editorial team, a response to the publication of scientific work, as follows:

1. Work is accepted

2. Work will be accepted with slight changes

3. Work is returned and resubmitted for review journal

4. Work rejected

A manuscript can be rejected if: 

  • The paper does not fit with the scope of this journal
  • The paper has no new information and it has no scientific impact in benefitting the readers and sufficient information to be sent out for review
  • The paper does not clearly explain which parts of the findings are new science
  • The paper does not provide enough details about materials and methods
  • The paper describes poor experimental design
  • The paper contains conclusions that are not fully supported by its data
  • The paper has a poor English language quality
  • Reviewers are advising against publication of your work

Article withdrawal

This procedure shall be used only for articles in the preparatory process for printing, which are a preliminary version of the papers and may contain some errors or have been accidentally submitted twice. As an exception, the measure can be applied to the articles that may violate the code of professional ethics, such as multiple submissions, fraudulent authorship, plagiarism, data falsification, copyright infringement etc. Articles in the preparatory process for printing (articles that have been accepted for publication but have not been officially published) that include errors or are accidental duplicates of other articles already published, violate professional ethics, shall be removed from the journal's portfolio by the Editorial team.