The statements for Acta Horticulturae et Regiotecturae peer review process are based on the COPE Core Practices for this part of journal management – Guidance for Peer Review Processes and Ethical Guidelines for peer reviewers (English version).
For the submission and for the review process as well the Open Journal Systems (OJS) is used to ensure the originality of the manuscript and making journal policies more transparent and improving indexing.
When a manuscript is submitted to a journal using the OJS, it is assessed to see if it meets the criteria for submission and if it follows the authors guidance. If it does, the editorial team will select potential peer reviewers within the field of research to peer-review the manuscript and make recommendations.
In the journal Acta Horticulturae et Regiotecturae we use Double-blind peer review process to evaluate the quality and relevance of the work. Professionals and academics in the relevant field assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published with the aim to help editors determine whether a manuscript should be published in their journal. In the double-blind review process of AHR journal the reviewers do not know the names of the authors, the institutions or the country and the authors do not know who reviewed their manuscript.