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Peer review process

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Euphrosyne considers independent evaluation highly important.
When a paper arrives at Euphrosyne's office, it receives a 'process number' by which it is identified during the entire peer-review process. It will then be submitted to a double-blind peer review system. The first round is carried out by the Editorial Commitee, which, according to themes suggested, analyses the content of the paper, and checks its overall conformity to Euphrosyne's aims and agenda. The paper can then be either accepted for submission to a referee or rejected, if it is "out of scope" (not dealing with the suitable subject matter for Euphrosyne) or if its quality is clearly substandard. According to their subject matter, 'accepted papers' are sent for a second, and far more demanding, review.
Each paper is sent to two independent and anonymous referees - either Portuguese or foreign experts, who are asked to classify the paper as publishable, publishable with amendments and improvements, or not publishable. The second decision is, by far, the commonest. If both peer reviewers agree on the paper's acceptance or refusal, the article is either accepted or refused. If the reviewers suggest improvements to the submitted paper, the author is invited to reformulate the original document. If the two referees disagree, the paper is usually sent to a third referee.