Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Byzantinisitik adheres to a policy of double-blind peer review by two external experts. In order to ensure appropriate review, author name(s) should appear only on the title page. References to any prior work by the author should be masked and internal identifications in the text should be avoided.
Each article submitted to the journal first undergoes an internal review by the editorial board and internal experts. During the first stage, articles are assessed regarding content relevance, general research level, style and language.
If an article is accepted for peer review, two external reviewers who are specialists in the appropriate fields will evaluate the article in a template with the possibility for the addition of comments. The reviewers are asked to complete their peer reviews within no more than two months. In its selection of peer reviewers, the editors of Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Byzantinistik respect possible conflicts of interest.
If a member of the editorial board or a project collaborator of a board member submits an article for publication in Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Byzantinistik, the board member is excluded from the internal and external evaluation process due to conflicts of interest.
Complaints or appeals by authors resulting from the peer review process are discussed with the author. If the author is able to prove that a comment by a peer reviewer is wrong or biased, the necessary steps will be taken (usually, the solicitation of a further peer review).
Complaints or appeals by an author against a critical peer review are discussed with the author if the author is able to prove a wrong or biased comment by the peer reviewer.