Reviewing an article

The Economic Thought journal applies double-blind peer review to all submitted manuscripts.

In their work, reviewers strictly adhere to the journal's peer-review procedure and apply the COPE Ethical Guidelines for Reviewers.

Upon receipt of a manuscript, the editorial team assesses whether it meets the Aims and Scope and the publication requirements of the journal. Manuscripts that are not compatible with the Editorial Objectives of the Economic Thought journal or do not meet the publication requirements are rejected.

All manuscripts must initially undergo a plagiarism check. For this purpose, specialized software for the different languages is used. If a high degree of plagiarism is found, the manuscripts are rejected.

The appointment of external reviewers is made by the editorial board according to the subject matter of the manuscript and the requirements for avoiding conflicts of interest. The journal's reviewers are invited to review within a specified time frame. In carrying out their review, they use a review form in Bulgarian (Form-review-bg.docx) or English (Form-review-en.docx) that contains quantitative and qualitative assessments. In case of serious discrepancies in the qualitative assessments and recommendations, and in case of a deviation of more than 20% from the quantitative assessments, the manuscript is referred to a third reviewer. After his/her evaluation, the editorial board makes a final decision on the manuscript.

When the manuscript review is complete, the reviewers' comments are summarized by the editors and sent to the author along with the editorial decision. The author takes into account the recommendations made and reflects them in a new version of the manuscript, which is sent back to the editorial office within the established deadline. If necessary, the new version is resubmitted to the reviewers for review. This stage may be repeated several times to ensure the high quality of published manuscripts.

Once the final version of the manuscript has been accepted, it undergoes language editing, which is coordinated with the author.