Peer-review policy

Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.

Genetics Selection Evolution operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous.The benefit of single-blind peer review is that it is the traditional model of peer review that many reviewers are comfortable with, and it facilitates a dispassionate critique of a manuscript.

Manuscripts submitted to Genetics Selection Evolution will be evaluated initially by the Executive Editors, and appropriate manuscripts will then be sent to Associate Editors, who will choose recognized experts in the field for peer review. The Editors consider the reports of either two or three reviewers when deciding on acceptance or rejection of a manuscript and they aim to provide the first decision within eight weeks.