United Academic Journals provides free access to research information around the globe online without barriers. All articles in 'UA journals' will be freely distributed and available from accessible websites.
It is the authors’ responsibility to ensure their submissions are original and have not been published previously or are in the process of being published elsewhere. Moreover, they have to deal with a current and relevant topic.
External Review Boards of United Academic Journals are collegiate teams whose main role is to maintain their scientific journals’ high standards of excellence by blind peer review, based exclusively on the quality of the content of the manuscripts and performed by experts of international prestige in this field, which is the best guarantee for scientific progress and to keep these journals’ original and valuable scientific work in the forefront.
The review of manuscripts by international experts is the key to selecting those articles that will have the greatest impact on the scientific community. This review process also provides the authors with an objective report on the strong and weak points of their manuscripts once accepted for peer review.
All the reviews carried out by United Academic Journals are based on the standardized international double blind peer review system that ensures author and reviewer´s anonymity. Reviews are audited on the Open Journal System «OJS» which generates an average of five reports per manuscript accepted for review from both national and international reviewers.
Review Boards of United Academic Journals consist in groups of international experts in various fields who can be members of the Scientific, Review or Technical Boards but their independence and anonymity is guaranteed when acting as manuscript referees.
Reviewers - Review criteria
Reviewers of United Academic Journals must carry out a thorough analysis of the manuscript, contrasting the information presented, checking the scientific literature used to support the document and present a quantitative and qualitative report to the editors on the suitability of the work for publication.
The reviewer’s report must be detailed and well‐reasoned, and the reviewer will score the manuscript based on a points system that the editors use to compare the value of all works reviewed.
a) Plagiarism: If the reviewer suspects the author(s) have copied from another article, he / she must inform the editors and name the article and the parts of that document they believe the authors have reproduced. The systems for detecting plagiarism and selfplagiarism (crosscheck, turnitin, writecheck, copionic, plagium…) can be used prescriptively by the reviewers and editors.
b) Fraud: If the reviewer suspects the results presented in the article are false or fraudulent, the editors must be informed immediately.