GUIDELINES FOR REVIEWING ARTICLES FOR PUBLICATION IN THE FINANCIAL INTERNET QUARTERLY
The guidelines for reviewing articles for publication in the Financial Internet Quarterly are in accordance with the ‘Good Practices in the academic peer reviewing process’ published by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
Firstly, all articles submitted to Financial Internet Quarterly are subject to verification by Professional Plagiarism Prevention System iThenticate under cooperation with Sciendo. Then, each submission is checked by the Section Editors. At this stage,Editors determine whether the manuscriptfits the journal aims and scope, or they may reject the submission when they have observed that manuscript quality in the areas of literature review, used methodology or language communication is too low. For the last two years is observed that rejection rate is systematically increasing, in 2020 it was around 10%, then in 2021 it has 20%. In 2022 this indicator obtained level of almost 35%. It will means, that the quality of delivered papers is constantly increasing.
Upon receipt of a proposal for an article and its acceptance by the Section Editor, a potential reviewer is selected based upon their specialization in the field of the article. The reviewers are recognized specialists in the field of finance. The potential reviewer receives an inquiry containing:
- title of the article,
- abstract of the article,
- information on the contents of the article,
- required deadline for receipt of the review,
- request for any further requirements (such as the need to deliver the source data upon which the research results of an article is based).
Manuscripts are sent to at least two independent reviewers for double blind peer review. The reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. Evaluation of the reviewed text is done using the reviewer’s form designed by the editorial office.
To review each manuscript are appointed two independent reviewers from outside the research unit affiliated by the author of the manuscript (one person is from Poland and one person from abroad). In situation, when one review is positive and second one not, Editorial Office ask for additional, third review. This review gives the final outcome and final decision, if article can be published or not. Rarely, the reviewers are taken from the Editorial Board. In around 80% of cases, reviewers are not a part of Editorial Board.
Reviewers are not to consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers. To review each manuscript are appointed two independent reviewers from outside the research unit affiliated by the author of the manuscript (one person is from Poland and one person from abroad).
Once reviewers have provided their feedback, the Editor, in consultation with the Editorial Advisory Board, may decide to accept the Author’s manuscript, request minor or major revisions, or decline definitively the manuscript.
While all journals work by different timescales, the goal is that the Editor will inform the Author of the final decision within 30 days from submission of the manuscript. Each manuscript is published within 50 days from submission.
Download the ‚Good Practices in the academic peer reviewing’
Reviewers of articles published in 2022:
- Alcina Augusta de Sena Portugal Dias, University of Mihno (Portugal)
- Eva Ropero Moriones, UNIE Universidad (Spain)
- Hervainé Szabó Gyöngyvér, Kodolányi János Főiskola (Hungary)
- Kamil Gemra, Warsaw School of Economics (Poland)
- Leszek Dziawgo, Nicolaus Copernicus University (Poland)
- Volodymyr Martyniuk, University of Economics and Innovation in Lublin (Poland)/ National University Lviv Polytechnic (Ukraine)
- Rafał Czyżycki, Uniwersytet Szczeciński (Poland)
- Katja Vojvodic, University of Dubrovnik (Croatia)
- Tomas Butvilas, VILNIUS TECH – Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Latvia)
- Sophia Lobozynska, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Ukraine)
- Iwona Dorota Czechowska, Uniwersytet Łódzki (Poland)
- Zuzana Chlumska, University of Finance and Administration (Czech Republic)
- Maciej Czaplewski, Uniwersytet Szczeciński (Poland)
- Jana Kajanova, Comenius University Bratislava (Czech Republic)
- Tatiana Varcholova, University of Central Europe in Skalica (Slovakia)
- Józef Zając, Państwa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Chełmie (Poland)
- Beata Fałda, Państwa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Chełmie (Poland)
- Damian Walczak, Nicolaus Copernicus University (Poland)
- Deimantė Žilinskienė, Kazimiero Simonovičiaus Universitetas (Lithuania)
- Vladimír Modrák, Technical University of Košice (Slovakia)
- Lejla Lazović-Pita, School of Economics and Business, University of Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
- Federick Soto, European University of Madrid (Spain)
- Lamija Šćeta, School of Economics and Business, University of Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
- Donna Dans, University of North Georgia (USA)
- Carlo Drago, Università degli studi Niccolò Cusano (Italy)