The Journal of Agricultural and Marine Sciences uses a blind review process in which the peer reviewers’ names are not disclosed to the authors, although the reviewer can make himself known should he choose to do so. Before submitting the papers for review the editors will evaluate the manuscript suitability for the journal (language, readership, and format), insure the completeness of the submission. If suitable for the journal, the editors will choose 2-3 reviewers among researchers working in a similar field and listed in the journal database. The selection of reviewers is based on several factors: expertise, reputation, specific recommendations of the author or of a reviewer, and our own previous experience of a reviewer’s characteristics. The editors will request a minimum of two independent reviews but can if necessary request additional evaluations, particularly if 2 reviewers have severely contradictory opinions on a particular submission.