Haptics-e: Reviewing and Acceptance Guidelines
Procedure: All manuscripts are now submitted through the on-line
Open Journal System paper processing system. Reviewers will receive an email invitation
containing instructions, a user ID and a password.
Reviewers should log into the system ,
and click the [Can do the review] button to indicate they accept the review assignment.
Please log in and click the button even if you have sent an email accepting the assignment.
Haptics scholars who would like to review manuscripts for Haptics-e are encouraged to log
in and register as a reviewer. Please enter keywords for your research interests (separated by semicolons)
so that the editor can match you with appropriate papers.
Submitted manuscripts will be treated as confidential
by the editors and reviewers of Haptics-e. The Editor will assign reviewers
to read the manuscript and make recommendations on the quality of
the paper. The editor will then decide on acceptability on the basis of
the reviews. Our aim is that the review process will take 30 days or less,
not counting time spent by authors in revisions. However, it should be understood
that this is a target figure and no guarantee is implied.
Criteria for Acceptance
Papers to be published in Haptics-e will be judged by the highest
standards of scientific and engineering research. In particular,
papers published in Haptics-e must describe original work which
significantly advances the state of knowledge or technology over
previously reported work. All accepted papers must carefully
review the relevant prior literature and explain the significance
of the reported study in the context of the work which has been
publicly reported before by others.
Experimental methods must be reported in sufficient detail and
with sufficient accuracy to enable others to reproduce the
Reviewers should specifically address the points
above as well as other relevant information
in their reviews. All reviews must include justification of
their conclusions and specific feedback to the authors. Reviews
without justification (e.g. "Accept!") will not be considered in
the editorial process and will necessitate seeking additional
reviews. In pointing out flaws in manuscripts, reviewers must
endeavour to provide some corrective guidance to authors. For
example, reviewers must be specific about literature which may be
overlooked by the authors.
Reviews should be entered into the on-line system using your login
and password. Email, fax or other communication may be used if
After review, the editor will communicate one of the following decisions
to the author:
- Accepted as is. In this case the paper will be
published by Haptics-e on-line as soon as the signed copyright permission form
is received by physical mail or fax.
- Accepted pending revisions. The paper will be
accepted if the authors submit a revised manuscript which, in the
opinion of the editor, address the issues raised in the editors
communication to the author.
- Revisions - Additional Review Required. The reviewers
have identified significant problems in the manuscript. If the
authors submit a revised manuscript which addresses the problems,
it will be re-reviewed.
- Rejected. The problems identified by the reviewers
were serious enough that the manuscript will not be considered
further in its present form.