Peer review process

All books submitted to the Research Culture And Science Book series are peer-reviewed according to the following procedure:

First review level
The series Editors evaluate the book to determine if the topic and content are of interest to the RCASB series. Once the book has passed this preliminary review, the series Editors select several reviewers from the Editorial Board based on their expertise in a particular subject area or topic.

Second review level
Each book is reviewed by two or three reviewers with a blind peer-review process where the reviewers are kept anonymous. Reviewers are asked to evaluate the book proposal based on the following criteria: 

  • Originality
  • Relevance to RCASB series multidisciplinary approach
  • Technical/Cultural merit and/or validity
  • Soundness of methodology
  • Completeness of the reported work
  • Conclusions supported by the data
  • Correct acknowledgment of the work of others through references
  • Effectiveness of the manuscript (organization and writing)
  • Clarity of tables, graphs, and illustrations
  • Importance to multidisciplinary researchers
  • Relevance to multidisciplinary practices

If the book is accepted with revisions by the reviewers, the author(s) are asked to improve the book according to the suggestions provided. The revised book proposal will then be submitted for further review. After collecting the reviewers' reports, the series Editors decide on the book's acceptability for publication.