Papers submitted for publication are entered into a double-blind peer review system and normally read by at least two assessors as well as by one of the Editors. The Editors'decision will be final. Articles submitted to the Journal should be an original piece of work, not been published before and not being considered for publication elsewhere in its final form either in printed or electronic form.
The BJS uses the iThenticate to verify the originality of content submitted before publication. The iThenticate software checks submissions against millions of published research papers, documents on the web, and other relevant sources. Authors can also use iThenticate to screen their work before submission.
To assure the integrity of the double-blind peer review process, papers should not be accessible via Google or other search engines and should not appear in any form on websites.
BJS follows the Wiley-Blackwell publication ethics guidelines and is a member of the Committee of Publishing Ethics.