Peer Review Policy

All scientific Works are subject to peer review prior to publishing. IN TECH is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and all participating referees and editors are instructed to review submitted scientific Works in line with the COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer-Reviewers where applicable.


All submitted manuscripts are subject to a preliminary review to ensure that they comply with the scientific and ethical requirements. Each submitted manuscript undergoes a plagiarism check and enters a peer review process afterwards. Referees for monographs are external collaborators who agreed to contribute their own expertise in reviewing the submitted manuscript, independently and on a voluntary basis.


Book chapter manuscripts are submitted to IN TECH as contributions to Edited Volumes. IN TECH's commissioning team assists Editors in inviting prospective authors to contribute to a specific book project. Initially, the call for chapters is limited to invitations, where prospective authors are invited to contribute their research based on their publishing history, current research field, and previously published content relevant to the book project.

All chapters undergo a main Editor peer review; Editors' chapters undergo external blind peer review. Edited Volumes go through a two step review process:

  1. CHAPTER PROPOSAL - Prospective authors are required to submit a chapter proposal. Chapter proposals consist of: a tentative title, keywords, short topic description of the proposed chapter (100 - 150 words), and the names of all contributing authors. Book Editors are leading international experts in their fields and have an overall responsibility for the scientific content of the publication. Chapters that do not fall within the Scope and Topics, are scientifically not sound, are incomplete, or of marginal interest to the field are rejected.
  2. FULL CHAPTER - A full chapter consists of: a manuscript title, Author name(s) and affiliation(s), abstract, keywords, introduction, main body with numbered headings (at least one heading is required) and references. Authors may also provide acknowledgements, appendices and nomenclatures but this is not mandatory. Full chapters are intended to allow authors to represent their current research findings in a longer format than traditional journal articles offering the possibility of a more comprehensive analysis. Once submitted, the Editor(s) reviews the full chapters by screening them for plagiarism, evaluating their scientific merit, and ultimately decides whether they are suitable for inclusion in the book or not. Authors receive their peer review results 30 days from the date of their full chapter submission. During the review process the Editor(s) suggest rounds of revision and authors work on improving their chapters. The Editor(s) has/have the absolute possibility of accepting, requesting major or minor revisions or rejecting the full chapter submissions.

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Authors may file an appeal if they suspect that their manuscript was improperly reviewed. Appeals should be addressed to your dedicated Publishing Process Manager, to or call +385 51 688 994.

Policy last updated: 2017-09-13