Refereeing policy for MACS:
All articles submitted to MACS undergo a single-blind peer review process.
All manuscripts submitted as research papers for publication in MACS will be sent to the three referees in the field, except for high-quality conference papers invited for the journal submission that in this case, only one reviewer's report is necessary. If a research paper is rejected by one of the initial reviewers, it will be sent to the fourth referee; in order for an article to be published in the journal, at least three of the referees must approve it. If a submission presents a severe case of plagiarism and includes a strong match and similarity with other published articles, the editor has made the decision to reject the submission based on his own review or only one reviewer's report.