Peer Review Process

Peer review serves to guarantee the publishing of reliable and innovative scientific findings. Every article submitted for publication in the Journal of ROL Sport Sciences undergoes the peer-review process outlined below, and all publications published there are peer-reviewed.

Pre-review

The Editor and Publication Commission conducts a preliminary assessment of each paper before submitting it to the journal. The refereeing process does not begin until the manuscript has been rejected or some revisions have been requested if it does not fit the journal's guidelines for content and form. No article can now be approved for publication by the editor without a favorable referee report.

Peer Review

The names of the referees and writers are recorded at each stage of the procedure under the double-blind refereeing technique used by Journal of ROL Sports Sciences.

After passing the preliminary review stage, manuscripts are sent to two referees chosen by the editor and/or editorial board. Referees are chosen from the referee pool after considering their specialties.

The referees review the articles that have been submitted; they assess them based on their originality, methodology, contribution to the literature, presentation of the findings and evidence supporting the conclusions, and reliance on prior research. Referees have the option of accepting, rejecting, or requesting that the authors change the article's format or content. An essay must have the approval of at least two referees before it may be published. A third referee is assigned to the article if one referee rejects the entering article and the other approves it subject to significant amendment. The opinions, suggestions, and corrections of the three referees are compiled and sent to the author if the third referee accepts the article subject to major change. According to the recommendations of three referees, the author is urged to edit his article.

If the referee or referees ask for adjustments, the author(s) must make the necessary changes, taking into consideration the referees' criticisms and suggestions, and submit them to the publication commission no later than 30 days after receiving the request. Rejected articles are sent back to the author along with a rationale for the decision.

Last Review

For all articles that are in the publishing process and have received favorable referee reviews, the Publication Commission conducts the final evaluation. The Publication Commission places articles in the publication order that it finds "fit for publication."

Peer Review Process

Journal of ROL Sport Sciences; It attempts to finish the entire refereeing process of an article in 8 weeks (60 days), with the pre-evaluation phase taking place one week before the referee assessment phase, which lasts 6 weeks, and the final evaluation phase taking place one week after. The author(s) is/are presumed to have accepted the referee evaluation terms and process of the Journal of ROL Sport Sciences.