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 does 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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org,
The Certifications are published now on the web, together with
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
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
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
Quality Control 8:
What do the Editors-in-Chief say about the review process in our Journals:
Quality Control 9:
Papers rejected from WSEAS, but accepted in IEEE, Springer, Hindawi, Elsevier etc
Quality Control 10:
What we check during the review https://wseas.com/form/reviewers-form/upload-form/index.php
Quality Control 11:
New Associate Editors, New Members in the Editorial Boards, New Guest Editors in Special Issues are welcome provided that the Advisory Board
of WSEAS will approve them after peer review in their Biographies and checking their recent publications record in Scopus, EI Compendex, SCIE, ESCI, IET etc
Quality Control 12:
New Reviewers are welcome provided that the Advisory Board of WSEAS will approve them checking their recent publications record in Scopus, EI Compendex, SCIE, ESCI, IET etc
WSEAS can sponsor financially or technically some conferences provided that
a) The Organizers/Chairmen of these Conferences are Professors in reputable Universities,
b) The Organizers/Chairmen of these Conferences have important academic records of recent publications record in
Scopus, EI Compendex, SCIE, ESCI, IET etc, great participation in research projects and have supervised at least 1 Ph.D. dissertation
c) The Organizers/Chairmen of these Conferences will provide to the WSEAS the list of their reviewers (Names, Academic Affiliation, Academic Web Address, Phone, Academic Email),
d) The Organizers/Chairmen of these Conferences will provide to WSEAS the reviewers' comments of 20 papers randomly selected by the WSEAS from the conference program (as a sample),
e) The Deadlines of these Conferences do not generate concerns for the conference peer review.