Once a manuscript is submitted for publication, the manuscript is checked by the journal’s editorial team to ensure that it is suitable to go through the regular peer-review process. After that, the manuscript is assigned to an Editor according to relevant expertise. If the Editor considers that the manuscript may not be of sufficient quality to go through the regular peer review process, or that the manuscript is off-topic according to the journal’s scope, the manuscript shall be rejected with no further processing.
When the manuscript passes editorial screening, the Editor sends the paper to at least 2 experts for peer-review. Reviewers can be Editorial Board members or external reviewers. The peer-review process is single-blinded and reviewers are assigned ensuring that no conflict of interests exists between authors and them.
Each reviewer provides a set of comments and recommends whether a paper will be:
Accepted subject to change
Accepted subject to resubmission with significant changes
Rejected papers will not be re-considered. When the paper is resubmitted, the same reviewers will be employed to ensure that the quality of the revised paper is acceptable. The Editor is responsible for the final decision on a paper. Accepted papers will appear online followed by printed hard copy.
The authors can appeal to editorial decisions. The appeal is considered when new information relevant to the editorial decision has been made available or if there is a reason to believe that the JCS&T did not follow their guidelines in a strict manner.
Since 1999, the JCS&T presents two issues per year, usually in April and October, although non-scheduled special issues are sometimes published.
Indexing and Inclusion
The JCS&T is indexed/listed/abstracted by:
- Latindex Catálogo
- Emerging Sources Citation Index
- Google Scholar
- Biblioteca Electrónica de Ciencia y Tecnología de la Nación (MinCyT, Argentina)
- BINPAR (Argentina)
All articles are archived in the institutional repository from the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, SEDICI, in order to backup and preserve their content.
The JCS&T supports the OAI-PMH protocol. The OAI-PMH service is available at http://journal.info.unlp.edu.ar/JCST/oai