The articles published in our journal go through a rigorous peer review process. After a first examination by the editorial staff, each article is anonymized and assessed by at least two likewise anonymous reviewers. The assessment thus takes place under bilateral protection of anonymity (double-blind peer-review).
The editorial office will check for potential conflicts of interests before contacting reviewers. In cases where such conflicts occur despite these efforts, reviewers are kindly asked to inform the editor, especially if they have previously co-authored publications, have worked directly together, or have a personal relationship (e.g. family, close friend) with the author.