The journal of Physical Geography Research follows a rigorous peer review process in order to uphold international publication standards. To ensure impartiality, the peer review is conducted in a double-blinded manner, where the identities of both the reviewers and the authors are kept confidential. This approach eliminates potential biases and ensures that the review is carried out without prejudice.
In line with ethical guidelines for publications, Physical Geography Research adheres to the rules set forth by the Committee on Ethics in Publication (COPE). Additionally, the journal complies with the executive regulations of the law on preventing and dealing with fraud in scientific works. These measures are in place to maintain the integrity and ethics of the publication process.
Manuscripts submitted to the journal undergo a thorough review process. The initial assessment involves evaluating whether the submissions align with the scopes and format of the journal. Manuscripts that meet these criteria proceed to the peer review stage. Reviewers, who are experts in their respective fields, carefully assess the scientific quality, methodology, clarity, and adherence to publication standards of the manuscripts. They provide constructive feedback and recommendations to improve the research.
Following the completion of the peer review process, the Editor-in-Chief makes the final decision on whether the manuscripts will be accepted, revised, or rejected. Manuscripts that are approved for publication enter the publication process.
By maintaining a robust peer review process, Physical Geography Research ensures the quality and reliability of the articles it publishes, contributing to the advancement of scientific knowledge in the field of physical geography.