Peer Review Statement and Procedure

Textile & Leather Review is committed to peer review integrity and upholding the highest standards of review. Once the manuscript has been assessed for suitability by the editor, it will then be double-blind peer-reviewed by at least two independent, anonymous experts in the field.

Step 1: Editor’s assessment – Peer review begins by submitting the manuscript to the journal. The journal editors will decide if the manuscript is suitable based on the journal’s aim and scope and template. After that, it will be checked for possible plagiarised content using anti-plagiarism software. The editors might reject the manuscript immediately if the specified minimum criteria are not met. Otherwise, the manuscript will go under the editorial review. The editors might reject the manuscript if suggestions are not met. Otherwise, the manuscript will get an ID and proceed to the next stage of double-blind peer review.

Step 2: First round of peer review – The editor will contact researchers/scholars who are experts in the field, through the Editorial Advisory Board, to review the manuscript. The manuscript will be assessed in terms of its originality, suitability of the description of research design and methodology that allows replication of research by others, appropriate and clear presentation of results and reliability and significance of the conclusions. The manuscript needs to meet high review standards to be published in the journal.

Authors will be provided with feedback on the manuscript, in terms of any changes that need to be made before it can be published. The final decision on a manuscript and the choice of who to invite to review is always at the editor’s discretion.

Step 3: Revision and re-submission – Authors can then amend the manuscript based on the reviewer’s comments, resubmitting it with any or all changes made.

Step 4: Multiple rounds of peer review – If necessary several rounds of peer review will be conducted until reviewers decide that the manuscript meets the criteria for publication.

Step 5: Acceptance – If everything works as described, the submitted manuscript will be published.

Peer review integrity – Every article published in Textile & Leather Review passed the peer review procedure; its quality, validity, and relevance were assessed by at least two independent, anonymous experts in the field.

Textile & Leather Review through Publons, the world’s leading peer review platform, officially recognises reviewers’ peer review contributions.

When experts/scholars review manuscripts for Textile & Leather Review they will be asked if they want to track, verify and get recognition for that review on Publons. Reviewers can then use their verified peer review record as evidence of their contribution to the scientific community in promotion and funding applications.