Reviewer Guideline

SUSTAINABLE AQUATIC RESEARCH (SAquaRes), publishes original research articles, short communications, technical notes, letters to the Editor, and reviews on aquatic sciences that are disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary. The average reviewing period is approximately 60 working days from the submission of papers to the first decision for articles submitted to this journal. SAquaRes is a blind peer-reviewed open access journal and publishes articles in the English language with two volumes a year (April, August and December).

"SAquaRes" has a strict policy of manuscript evaluation. All submitted manuscripts will be checked for appropriateness for the journal and general scientific quality, and also plagiarism by the Chief Editor (and/or Associate Editors,).  Those that comply with the author's instructions and the scope of the journal are sent to at least two expert reviewers, assigned by the Section Editor (or Guest Section Editor or Chief Editor). Each manuscript is reviewed independently. If the article is accepted for publication it is checked by the Language Editor. Lastly,  it is sent to the Designer and published online after being checked by the Copyeditor and the Chief Editor.

SAquares relies on the expertise and reports of its referees to ensure publication quality and reliability. Reviewers make an article evaluation by using the form “Review Form”. Articles submitted for publication are evaluated by national and/or international reviewers, accept-decline decision is taken by the editorial board.

Names of reviewers evaluating the articles aren’t divulged to the authors (Blind peer review).  Whether the names of the authors are not to be seen by the reviewers (double-blind peer review) is left to the preference of the authors.