Efficiency in managing peer-review of scientific manuscripts – editors’ perspective


  • Olgica Nedić Institute for the Application of Nuclear Energy - (INEP), University of Belgrade, Banatska 31b, Belgrade
  • Ivana Drvenica Institute for Medical Research, University of Belgrade, Dr Subotica 4, Belgrade
  • Marcel Ausloos School of Business, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, United Kingdom and Group of Researchers for Applications of Physics in Economy and Sociology (GRAPES), rue de la Belle Jardiniere 483, Angleur
  • Aleksandar B Dekanski Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy, Department of Electrochemistry, University of Belgrade, Karnegijeva 4, Belgrade




survey, editorial experience, Parsimonious model


The purpose of this paper is to introduce a model for measuring the efficiency in managing peer-review of scientific manuscripts by editors. The approach employed is based on the assumption that editorial aim is to manage publication with high efficiency, employing the least amount of editorial resources. Efficiency is defined in this research as a measure based on 7 variables. An on-line survey was constructed and editors of journals originating from Serbia regularly publishing articles in the field of chemistry were invited to participate. An evaluation of the model is given based on responses from 24 journals and 50 editors. With this investigation we aimed to contribute to our understanding of the peer-review process and, possibly, offer a tool to improve the "efficiency" in journal editing. The proposed protocol may be adapted by other journals in order to assess the managing potential of editors.


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How to Cite

O. Nedić, I. Drvenica, M. Ausloos, and A. B. Dekanski, “Efficiency in managing peer-review of scientific manuscripts – editors’ perspective”, J. Serb. Chem. Soc., vol. 83, no. 12, pp. 1391-1405, Dec. 2018.



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