Peer-review procedure

of the books proposed for publication at the ASE Publishing House

 

The ASE Publishing House has as its main object the publishing of books dedicated to the didactic process and the books that disseminate the results of the scientific research of the members of the academic community. ASE Publishing House requests and receives annually, from the directors of the scientific departments and the directors of research centers, lists of proposals of scientific referents for each scientific field and book collection, including ASE teachers with university, scientific and editorial experience, as well as and teachers and researchers with other institutional affiliations.

The work received from the author (s) / coordinator (s) is assigned to a work team made up of a publisher and a technician and goes through the following stages in a blind peer-review process:

  • For the works of the first edition, an evaluation system will be used in which the works are anonymous, the referencers being also anonymous (double-blind peer-review); for works in subsequent editions, a single-blind peer-review system will be used, with reference to the previous edition.
  • The proposed paper for evaluation is verified with antiplatelet software, resulting in a similarity report.
  • The resulting similarity report is submitted by the editor to the authors who, to the extent they deem necessary, can express their views.
  • The anonymous work and the similarity report resulting from the plagiarism check are forwarded to two referees (elected by the editor from the list corresponding to the scientific field or the scientific college of the book collection) together with the antiplagiarism report.
  • The reviewers will analyze the report of similarity and the work itself (taking into account the evaluation criteria, but not limited to; the argumentation regarding the fulfillment / non-fulfillment of the evaluation criteria for the papers proposed for publication must be consistent; the evaluation criteria listed are not proposed to be exhaustive, other elements that the reviewer considers relevant for the work under evaluation may be added) and will send to the editor who contacted them from the ASE Publishing House, in a timely manner (maximum 6 weeks) the evaluation report (in the format presented in the Annex) which ultimately results in whether the work is:
  1. accepted and recommended for publication;
  2. accepted by revisions – in this case the reviewers will submit their comments to the editor and they will be forwarded by the editor to the author, starting a consultation process between the author and the referent through the book editor until a common point of view is found; if the referent requested modifications, the reviewer will send an addendum to the peer-review report (in the same format) showing that the work is accepted as a result of the revisions;
  3. rejected.
  • If a counselor accepts the work and the other rejects it, a third is appealed and his decision will be final.
  • The evaluation papers will be kept in the file folder that is archived at the publishing house.
  • For autobiographical works, the open peer-review method will be used, the name of the author resulting from the content of the book.
  • The autobiographical works will not be anonomized (open peer-review), the author's name being derived from the content of the book.

All books submitted for editing will be verified with the antiplagiarism program:

All papers proposed for publication at the ASE Publishing House will be screened with the program used by ASE, resulting in similarity reports.

The scientific reviewer to whom the work will be assigned will analyze and interpret the similarity reports and the result of the interpretation will be explicitly mentioned in the evaluation of the paper.


  

Highlights on didactic and scientific evaluation criteria

for books published at the ASE Publishing House

 

EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR MANUALS
 

  1. Relevance of the title of the paper
  2. Rigor and scientific accuracy of information si corectitudinea stiintifica a informatiei
  3. Clarity and coherence of expression, logical reinforcement of ideas
  4. Definition, explanation and exemplification of the terms specific to the discipline
  5. Content appropriate to the level of study
  6. Where the specificity of the subject allows, as the case may be, the use of graphs, tables, figures to clarify notions and ease the learning process
  7. Applications, recapitulative questions, tests, essays (or other elements that contribute to fixing and verifying learned concepts) useful for evaluation and self-evaluation of students
  8. Complex bibliography including reference works in the field, as well as recent works (of the last five years)

 

EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR COLLECTIONS OF APPLICATIONS

  1. Relevance of the title of the paper
  2. Rigor and scientific accuracy of information si corectitudinea stiintifica a informatiei
  3. Clarity and coherence of expression, logical reinforcement of ideas
  4. Correspondence between the applied exercises and the respective theoretical fieldAcoperirea temelor anuntate de respectiva culegere
  5. Respect the didactic logic in the succession of the various applied exercises
  6. A balanced report between the application of formulas, algorithms, etc. and stimulation of thought

 

EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR SCIENTIFIC WORKS

 

A. Scientific research work

  1. Relevance of the title of the paper
  2. The actuality / interest of the research theme
  3. Implement the theoretical aspects and the empirical validation of the scientific hypotheses formulated
  4. The multidisciplinary character of the scientific investigation
  5. Rigor and scientific accuracy of information si corectitudinea stiintifica a informatiei
  6. Clarity and coherence of expression, logical reinforcement of ideas
  7. Concordance with the title, coverage of the thematic area
  8. Relevant publications, including those of the past five years, reporting to relevant scientific literature
  9. Value and overall scientific level of the work; for areas that are applicable in the economy, the extent to which research offers practical solutions for the real economy
  10. The weight and importance of the author's / authors' own contributions to the work, the quality of the innovative approach

 

B. Treaties

  1. Relevance of the title of the paper
  2. Rigor and scientific accuracy of information si corectitudinea stiintifica a informatiei
  3. Clarity and coherence of expression, logical reinforcement of ideas
  4. Methodological exposition of the basic notions of the discipline
  5. General scientific outline of the work
  6. The dimensions of the works – a synthesis of the fundamental problems of a scientific branch involves larger dimensions, the work being eventually divided into volume

 

EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR TRANSLATIONS

  1. The value of the translated work
  2. The scientific notoriety of the book
  3. The importance of the work as a potential reading for the young students and for researchers and specialists in the field
  4. Quality of translation

 

For the other types of books that are published at ASE Publishing House – books about ASE history, books of memoirs, monographs, etc. – the referents will evaluate the book without using pre-established criteria.