Time Journals Peer Review System
  • Time Journals reviews: fair, constructive, efficient and transparent;
  • Two review phases: an independent review and an interactive review;
  • Reviewers acknowledged on published articles.

The peer-review process has been completely revised by Time Journals.

The Time Journals Review System promotes a mandate that is uniquely focused on the flawlessness and accuracy of research and is based on the unique Time Journals Review Guidelines. Review editors – appointed to the Time Journals editorial Boards from the community’s top experts worldwide – constructively collaborate with the authors to ensure that studies are conducted in agreement with the standards of the specific community and to improve the quality of the paper where appropriate. The mandate thus maximizes the publication quality and protects the rights of authors of publishing their work in a fair and unbiased process. Review editors focus on certifying the accuracy and validity of articles, not on evaluating their significance – the latter is done democratically by the community using the Time Journals Evaluation System. To ensure a constructive review process and to acknowledge their significant contribution to a better paper, review editors are disclosed on accepted articles.

Time Journals full reviews are made up of two consecutive steps, an independent and an interactive review. In the independent review phase, review editors evaluate independently from each other whether the research is sound following a standardized review questionnaire.

You may find more detailed information on the review guidelines here.