ERBE uses double anonymous peer review. Reviewers are chosen when they have the appropriate expertise to review the manuscript and should neither be current collaborators of the co-authors nor have published with any of the co-authors of the manuscript within the last three years; also, reviewers should be from different institutions to the authors.
Manuscripts submitted to ERBE are handled by an Editor and two Co-Editors, using the ScholarOne Manuscripts system. Papers are submitted online via ScholarOne, processed by the ERBE’s office administrator, and then distributed by the Editor-in-Chief to one of the Co-Editors or himself to oversee the refereeing process and to make a publication decision. Submitted papers are routinely screened for plagiarism with proper detection software before peer-reviewed.
Papers are assigned based on the field of expertise of the Co-Editor, combined with a variety of other considerations, including equalization of workload and conflict-of-interest rules.
Once assigned, papers are handled by the designated Co-Editor throughout the decision process. Before giving a revise and resubmit decision to any paper (or in case of doubt), the Co-Editor in charge will consult a second Co-Editor of his/her choosing. He/she remains the Co-Editor in charge and is free to decide however he/she wants but can use the input of the second Co-Editor to reach a decision or to provide input in a potential revision letter. Accepted articles will be permanently deposited in Camões – Repositório Institucional da Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa CENTRO DE INVESTIGAÇÃO EM CIÊNCIAS ECONÓMICAS E EMPRESARIAIS ERBE – European Review of Business Economics.
The Editors handle all complaints and appeals. ERBE is obliged to pursue a complaint once made as there could be a potential problem with an article. The integrity of the article is the editors’ key concern. Also, allegations of misconduct pre-publication and post-publication are taken seriously and originate a rigorous investigation. whistleblowers’ identity is kept confidential. If justifiable, an article could be corrected, revised or retracted after publication.