Alive2green has introduced and is committed to peer reviewing a minimum number of published chapters in certain Sustainability Series handbooks.
The concept of Peer review is based on the objective of the publisher to provide professional, academic content.
This process helps to maintain standards, improve performance, and provide credibility.
Alive2Green Peer Review Process
The Publisher and the Editor allocate a reviewer to an article and then send it to the reviewer who is well acquainted with the topic. Reviewers return an evaluation of the work to the Editor, noting weaknesses or problems along with suggestions for improvement. The Editor notes the reviewer’s recommendations and will either publish the article without changes, request that the author amend the article in accordance with recommendations or reject the article but encourage revision and invite resubmission.
The Editor evaluates reviewer submissions and is under no obligation to accept recommendations. The Editor may also add his or her opinions and recommendations to those of the reviewer before passing these back to contributors. Peer reviewed articles may not necessarily have incorporated all recommendations made by the reviewer but are likely to have been amended from the original version.
Alive2green is proud to have embarked on the journey of peer review and now strives to achieve certain objectives in this process which include, but are not limited to:
- Extremely high standards of published material
- Acceptance of handbooks in academic institutions, including as prescribed text books
- Increased publicity and exposure for handbooks in global academic circles
- Increased exposure for contributors and editors within academic, industry and peer-review circles
- Increased quality of learning texts for Alive2green online learning modules which arebased on handbook content.
- Relevant and extensive coverage for advertisers within the handbooks and online.