The editorial review procedure in "Research in Logistics & Production" is consistent with the recommendations of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education contained in the "Good Practices in Review Procedures in Sciences," Warsaw, 2011.
The editorial board takes great care in avoiding a conflict of interest between the reviewer and the author of the reviewed work.
The Review Procedure:
1. The author (in most cases, a corresponding author) submits the manuscript, in electronic format, to the editorial board of "Research in Logistics & Production", with a request to publish it.
2. The received papers undergo a formal editorial examination. The subject editor examines the subject matter and the appropriateness and adequacy of the work's framework. If the paper does not adhere to the criteria established by the editorial board, it can be rejected.
3. After deleting the identification data of the author (authors), the preliminarily accepted paper is forwarded to the reviewers. The papers are subject to the subject matter examination by reviewers from outside of the editorial board, designated by the Editor-in-Chief. One or two reviewers collaborating with the editorial board of "Research in Logistics & Production" review the paper (the list of reviewers is published on its website and in each published issue.) The reviewers are research workers, with expertise in the subject matter of the paper or a very similar expertise. The review is carried out in the "single-blind review process" or "double-blind review process" system.
4. The reviewers asses the paper. The reviews are made in a Review Blank Form, ending with an explicit opinion about whether to accept the manuscript to print, to revise it according to the reviewer's subject matter suggestions or to reject it. Review PDF
5. Based upon the review, the Editorial Board decides whether to reject the manuscript, accept it or send it back to the author for revisions.
6. The author of the manuscript is advised about the results of the review. Having received the review with the suggestions, the author is obligated to attend to them and make appropriate revisions in the manuscript. The author is also invited to provide a statement that the manuscript has never been published in or submitted for publication to other magazines. The authors also confirm their copyrights.
The Editorial Board announces that ghost-writing (in the event an individual has made a substantial contribution to the publication without being credited as one of the co-authors or mentioned in the credits of the publication) and guest authorship (in the event the author's contribution is minute or none, and yet he/she is credited as the author/co-author of the publication) are manifestation of scientific dishonesty; all identified cases will be exposed.