Quality Control 1:Before the commencement of the Peer Review, organized by Editor-in-Chief or some Associate Editor, WSEAS makes a pre-screening quality control / review checking the following:
a) Plagiarism and Self-Plagiarism avoidance control via Turnitin and iThenticate.
b) The English Language of the paper.
c) Affiliation of the prospective authors (i.e. Do they belong to a University or to a real company or to a real institute?
can their university be identified? can their Academic URL be identified on the web? Do they use academic/professional email addresses?
have they provided a phone number when they uploaded their paper? Does their IP, from where uploaded their paper, agree with their country?).
d) The References (i.e. Are the references adequate? Does the paper include references from the last 5 years?
Can the references be traced easily via google, Do the references report the year of the publication?). e) Are their indications that some prospective authors have not substantially contributed to the research?
For example a paper in Civil Engineering with an author from a surgery clinic in a Hospital.
Roughly, 20% of the papers are usually rejected in this pre-screening quality control / review checking.
This acts as a first filtering which saves valuable time of the Reviewers and the Editors-in-Chief.
Quality Control 2:We do not publish any paper without a "Certification|. After 2019, the Certifications are published together with the articles online. What is the Certification? WSEAS has launched in 2018 a compulsory certification from all the authors and for all the papers in order the Administration of WSEAS to certifies and authenticates that each accepted paper by the Editors-in-Chief is backed by a minimum of 3 reviewers' positive recommendation. Download this Certification - Evaluation of the Review Process from here: http://wseas.com/documents/certification.docx
In case that some authors feel that they have not received, at least, 3 positive opinions from 3 independent reviewers with strong peer review, they should not sign this form. All the Certifications - Evaluations of the Review Process for each paper are available to everybody after a simple request by email email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Certifications are published now on the web, together with their papers
Quality Control 3:The Certifications have also this declaration - confirmation: "Also, we declare also that no reviewer, no Associate-Editor, no Editor-in-Chief, no member of the WSEAS Secretariat, nobody whatsoever and never forced me in WSEAS Journals to add references / citations to any previous WSEAS Publications or any other publications"
Quality Control 4:Responses to Reviewers (required): For every revised version, the authors will reply using these tables http://wseas.com/documents/certification.docx
They will upload them via the web or will send them by email. Authors will have to make all the changes, modifications, additions, studies, corrections asked by the reviewers using the http://wseas.org/multimedia/Responses.docx Authors have to be fully complied with the reviewers' instructions. Before the publication, the three (or more than three) reviewers will check, if the changes, modifications, additions, studies, corrections etc have been carried out. In this case, the paper will be published or will be rejected or a new round of peer review will start.
Quality Control 5:The WSEAS offers consistently high quality, line by line, thorough, rigorous, strict peer review process and very high editorial standards of care to its authors and readers. This page contains some comments from just a few of our authors about their experience of publishing with us: http://wseas.com/testimonials.php
Quality Control 6:Peer Review and High Rejection Rates:
Here you can find databases containing all submitted articles to the WSEAS Journals for the recent years http://www.wseas.com/documents/journals-database.zip You can see what papers have been accepted and what papers have been rejected. Acceptance rates, which are approx 20%, can be found within.
Quality Control 7:A huge list of more than 13500 Reviewers:
List of Reviewers can be found here: http://wseas.com/reviewers.php