Peer Review Process

Peer Review Process


When a manuscript is submitted by e–mail to Yesterday&Today, the editor first screens it to establish whether it suits the focus and scope of the journal, and to consider the theoretical foundation of the research, the depth of analysis and the accuracy in reporting the findings. The editor will also take into account the intended target audience and the relevance and importance of the article.

After the manuscript has passed the initial screening process, a double–blind peer–reviewing process will follow. This means that the identities of the author (and its affiliation) as well as those of the reviewers are concealed throughout the reviewing process. Generally, a minimum of two peer reviewers are chosen from the Editorial Board or from people who are experts in their field, including reviewers from abroad. The potential reviewers will first be contacted by e–mail to ask whether they will be willing to review the manuscript before assigning it to them.

The selected reviewers will be requested to finish their reviews within 4–5 weeks and to complete a peer–reviewing form allowing for certain reviewing criteria in assessing and rating the manuscript. This form also requests a narrative containing suggestions to authors in an effort to improve the quality of their manuscripts. The Editorial Board then considers the feedback provided by the reviewers and arrives at a decision. One of the following four decisions will be taken, after which the author will be informed of the outcome:

  1. Accepted for publication.
  2. Will be accepted for publication provided that the suggested amendments are made.
  3. Must be amended and resubmitted for evaluation.
  4. Rejected.

The entire editorial work–flow is performed through e–mail communication. In this regard the editor is supported by his personal assistant, who immediately acknowledges receipt of an article once it has been submitted and keeps the authors informed of the reviewing process as it develops.

Download: Pier Review Document