Peer Review

Context uses a double-blind peer review system, which means that manuscript author(s) do not know who the reviewers are, and that reviewers do not know the names of the author(s). Please make sure to avoid mentioning any information concerning author name beyond the first page. In case that such information is for some reason necessary, please make sure to draw our attention to that fact so we can anonymize that too before sending the manuscript to the reviewers.

In case the paper is suitable and in accordance with the Guidelines for the Authors, it is sent to two reviewers. They respond by a report provided via the review form, containing the following recommendations:

  • can be published without corrections
  • can be published after the suggested corrections are made
  • cannot be published.

Once all reviewers present their opinion, the editor-in-chief, after consulting the editorial board members, provides one of the following recommendations on the form:

  • publish without any changes
  • publish after the corrections are made
  • not for publishing.

If the recommendation of the editor-in-chief and the editorial board is to publish the paper without any corrections, the paper is accepted for publishing. If the editor-in-chief and the board of editors recommend to consider the paper after the necessary corrections are made, the paper is returned to the author with suggestions for changes. The editor-in-chief and the board of editors review the corrected paper and if the changes are made they approve the paper for publishing. In certain cases, the corrected paper is again sent to reviewers for approval, and if the reviewers agree with the changes, the paper is approved for publishing, and in the case of a negative answer, the paper is rejected. If one reviewer recommends publishing of the paper with or without changes, and the other not to publish it, the third reviewer is engaged. In case the reviewers present different opinions, the final decision in the categorisation of the paper falls upon the editor-in-chief, in consultation with the editorial board. If the editor-in-chief and/or both reviewers recommend not to publish the paper, the paper is rejected. The editor-in-chief, the board of editors and members of the editorial staff cannot be selected for reviews, which ensures high quality, just and unbiased review procedure for every paper, since at least two reviewers need to positively review the paper, together with the editor-in-chief and other editors, in order for it to be published in the journal.