Reviewers are anonymous to authors and vice-versa; it is therefore best, whenever possible, to avoid handwritten reviews. Although the reviewers are anonymous, the authors can indicate a rejection preference for a potential reviewer, from the beginning of evaluation process (see the Submission form). The official language of MCEE is English. It is the autor's entire responsability to make sure that a submitted paper fulfills English grammar and syntax standards.
To be definitely accepted or rejected for publication, a paper must receive two positive or two negative reviews. If one positive and one negative review are received, a third clarifying, tie-breaking review must be performed.
In the case of a tentatively accepted paper, some minor revisions must be made by authors, as requested by the reviewers. Revised manuscript must return to the editor for final review, in a reasonable period of time, before receiving publishing acceptance. A manuscript under re-review may be rejected if (i) the author did not revised accordingly the article as requested by reviewers, (ii) new material was introduced that is considered to be of unacceptable quality or out of initial topics, or (iii) additional errors are found.
Send out for review
At least two reviewers will be appointed by the MCEE's editors, who will send each reviewer an e-version of the paper. The reviewers read the manuscript and send in their results, selecting only one of the available recommendation options. Based on reviewers form the editor completes a final review and communicates the result to the authors. The communication between author and reviewer is done anonymously through editors.
Paper outside the range of topics addressed by MCEE
The editor and/or reviewers may decide whether a paper is suitable or not for the journal's range of topics. The authors will be informed in case of rejection.
Return without review (grammar/syntax)
The editors or reviewers may determine whether a submitted paper has major deficiencies with English grammar and syntax and is not ready for review. The authors are requested to make the necessary revisions so that to be acceptable for technical review.