The peer review process is a fundamental step in any academic journal, critical for its success and prestige. Each submitted article is double-blind reviewed by at least two reviewers to guarantee the quality of its content, structure, and language. Final decision on paper publication is the responsibility of the Editor-in-Chief.
Special Issues of the journal accomplish the same peer review rules (double-blind review by at least two reviewers), being the final decision on paper publication responsibility of the Guest Editor for the special issue.
Each submitted paper has a first validation from the Journal Editor-in-Chief, deciding if it meets the minimum journal quality requirements and the journal scope. No immediately declined submissions are reviewed by (at least) two specialists in the engineering area, supporting the decision of accepting or requesting revisions (or even declining). This revision process can be conducted for several rounds until the Editor-in-Chief (supported by reviewers) is satisfied with the document. Accepted papers for publication are screened using plagiarism-detecting software.