Editorial Policies

Peer Review Process


We adopt the double-blind Peer Review system, where authors and reviewers do not know the identity of each other. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two reviewers. In case of conflicting opinions, the responsible editor decides if the manuscript goes over another reviewer or emits a final position on the manuscript.

When a manuscript is submitted to the journal, it goes through a first evaluation by the Assistant Editor. This first evaluation will check the general quality of the text, the adequability to the scope and cover letter.

Then the manuscript goes to the Associated Editor for the review process. The Associated Editor send its decision to the Editor-in-chief that is responsable for the final decision.

When accepted, manuscript is published Ahead of Print and then in one of the four annual volumes of Oecologia Australis. Technical Editors evaluate the adequancy of the manuscript to the journal format and can contact authors before publication in Ahead of Print.  Author will receive and check the final proof just before the volume publication.