The Journal of Geometric Mechanics relies on expert reviewers to maintain a high standard of quality for published papers. Each paper is reviewed by two experts, and reviews are the most important factor in the decision that is finally made by the Editor-in-Chief and the two Managing Editors.
Procedures: All correspondence between editors and referees is by email. When a referee is asked to produce a report, she/he should reply to the Editorial Board as soon as possible, stating whether she/he accepts to act as a referee. In the case of a negative answer, the suggestion of an alternative referee or referees is warmly appreciated.
Referees are kindly requested to produce their reports within two months. In case they need more time, cannot produce their report in a reasonable time, or are unable to produce a report at all, they are requested to contact the corresponding editor immediately.
Referee reports: Referees are asked to produce a report in free style. The report should address the following issues:
Reports should be written in such a way as to facilitate the final decision and correspondence with the authors. Suggested changes to a paper should be clearly stated. Revised manuscripts are usually sent to the referees for final evaluation.
Recommendations: The referee is invited to conclude her/his assessment with one of the following recommendations:
2011 Impact Factor.812