Peer review process

All manuscripts submitted to OENO one, vine and wine open access journal are peer-reviewed. It is a single blind peer review process where reviewers' identities are kept hidden from authors. Manuscripts are peer-reviewed according to the following procedure:

Initial review: The editor-in-chief evaluates each manuscript to determine if its topic and content is suitable for consideration by OENO one, vine and wine open access journal.

Manuscripts that do not meet minimum criteria are returned to the authors within two weeks of receipt. This is in the best interest of the authors who could then decide to either correct the problems or to submit the manuscript to a more appropriate venue, avoiding delays from a lengthy review process that would nonetheless lead to rejection.

Peer review: Manuscripts that pass the initial review are assigned to an associate editor, who can decline the manuscript or select referees based on their expertise in that particular field. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees under a peer review process. To facilitate timely publication, referees are asked to complete their reviews within three weeks. After collecting the referees' reports, the associate editor makes a recommendation on the acceptability of the manuscript to the editor-in-chief.

Recommendation: Based on the referees' comments and his own recommendations, the associate editor makes a decision on the acceptability of the manuscript and communicates to the authors the decision, along with referees' reports. The final decision can be "Accept submission", "Revisions required", "Resubmit for review", or "Decline submission." A revised manuscript should be re-submitted within three months of the decision. It will usually be returned to the original referees for evaluation.