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The Romanian Journal of Experimental Applied Psychology is using the double blind peer-review system for evaluating the submitted articles.


The reviewing process implies the following stages:

  • SUBMISSION: The authors must submit the English manuscript by filling in the online form at http://www.rjeap.ro/online-submission
  • PRELIMINARY CHECK: The article is being checked regarding the thematic relevance, compliance with contents and editing guidelines, appropriate and accurate English, as instructed by “Authors’ Guidelines”. If the manuscript does not comply to the requirements mentioned above, it will be returned to the author(s) with the necessary observations concerning the insertion of additional information, rephrasing, etc.
  • CONFIRMATION - ANONYMIZATION: If the manuscript passes the PRELIMINARY CHECK, the Editorial Board removes the identification data of the authors and assigns a unique identification code.This code and the confirmation that the manuscript analysis is going to the next step will be sent to the author’s e-mail address.
  • REVIEW PROCESS: The article is sent to two independent reviewers that are not aware of the author’s identity. Also, the author(s) do not know the reviewers’ identity. After evaluation, each reviewer fills in the Review Form, concluding with one of the following mentions:
    • Recommend publication – Totally agree -the manuscript is published;
    • Recommend publication – Agree with minor changes required, The manuscript is returned to the author, together with the reviewer recommendations. The author has to improve the manuscript and to re-send it to the Editorial Board in 10 days since receiving the answer. The Editorial Board sends the improved manuscript to the reviewer(s) and the process is reiterated until the reviewers agree the article can be published with no objections.
    • Recommend publication – Agree with MAJOR changes required, The manuscript is returned to the author, together with the reviewer recommendations. The author has to improve the manuscript and to re-send it to the Editorial Board in 10 days since receiving the answer. The Editorial Board sends the improved manuscript to the reviewer(s) and the process is reiterated until the reviewers agree the article can be published with no objections.
    • DO NOT Recommend publication, the article cannot be published. Possible reasons: scientific content, plagiarism or compiling. The article is rejected also if it is found that it has been published before in other journal(s). 
  • REVIEW FEEDBACK: an email with the review is sent to the author in about two weeks from the date of submission.
  • SENDING FOR PUBLISHING: Final formatting and language checks are made.
  • PUBLISHING: The articles are ordered in the journal according to the chronological order in which the reviewing prcess is finished. Exceptions are the Editorial, which is placed first, and the Book-review, which is placed last.