Peer review process

The peer review process is of paramount importance for Vascular Cell. In this sense our journal endorses the peer review principles as reiterated in the Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals: Writing and editing for biomedical publication” written by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) (2010). As such, peer review improves the overall quality of Vascular Cell and helps its Editors in accepting or rejecting a manuscript.

In order to comply with International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) peer review direction, Vascular Cell relies on independent scientists with significant experience to select the best manuscripts for publication. Once the manuscript is received by Vascular Cell it will be evaluated for the required criteria after which if the evaluation is positive, the Editor-in-Chief along with his team will select and contact the best potential reviewers, professionals of high international standing and ethics. Vascular Cell employs a “double-blind” system of peer-review. According to this system the authors are not provided with the name or institutions of the reviewers while the reviewers will not be provided with the names or the institutions of the authors.