Peer Review Process

Submitted manuscripts will receive an initial screening (including plagiarism check using the plagiarism checking software Similarity Check, a service provided by Crossref and powered by iThenticate) from the editorial board before entering the double-blind review process.

Those manuscripts deemed suitable for peer review are passed to at least 2 expert referees for review. Reviewers are matched to the paper according to their expertise in the field.

Reviewers are asked to evaluate a manuscript for:

  1. Originality and significance of contribution - contribution to existing knowledge;
  2. Appropriateness of Abstract as a description of the paper;
  3. Adequacy of the literature review;
  4. Organization and readability;
  5. Soundness of methodology, analysis, and interpretation;
  6. Evidence supports conclusions.

Reviewers are asked to provide anonymous comments to the author and they have the possibility to provide confidential comments to the editor. 

We are committed to ensuring that the peer-review process is as robust and ethical as possible. Please read the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines for peer reviewers before completing your review.

Publons recognition for Reviewers

A reviewer’s input to the editorial process is invaluable, and along with the authors, we greatly value this volunteer contribution to the peer-review process.

To offer recognition for the peer review work for Scientific Annals of Economics and Business, we entered an official partnership with Publons and implemented Publons Reviewer Recognition Service.

We recommend you create a Publons profile. Publons records your reviewer activity, and ensures that you get instant credit each time you complete a peer review, without compromising reviewer anonymity. All review comments remain confidential; the content of reviews for SAEB will not be publicly displayed on Publons, and only the year of the review and the journal title will be shown on reviewer profiles.

For more information and details on how the partnership works, see the SAEB-Publons landing page.


The Journal maintains a rapid electronic submission, review and publication process. On average, the double-blind review process (from submission to first editor decision) takes around 12 weeks and from acceptance to appearance online (Early bird section) around 2-4 weeks.