TETS Conflict of interest policy

  1. The TETS Journal editorial team is determined to ensure the timely, unbiased, and accurate evaluation of manuscripts which are delivered by peer reviewers.
  2. In order to mitigate the possible consequences of potential conflicts of interest between reviewers and authors, all manuscripts are subject to a double-blind, peer review process, whereby both parties remain anonymous.
  3. Irrespective of the final result of the review process, reviewers are obliged not to identify themselves as reviewers before the authors, nor are they allowed to attempt to identity the author(s) of a paper which they evaluate.
  4. If reviewers are aware of the fact that they will not be able to complete the evaluation of a manuscript in a timely manner, i.e. within 3 weeks, they are supposed to decline the invitation to review it.
  5. If a reviewer or author (at the time of paper submission or an invitation to evaluate a manuscript, respectively) believes they could have a potential conflict of interest, they should notify the TETS Journal editors immediately.