Knowledge E Editorial Process

Initial Editorial Manuscript Check

Our editorial team performs an initial editorial check of all submitted manuscripts against the scope of the journal. If the manuscript adheres to the journal’s policies then we run all submitted manuscripts through the Crossref Similarity Check using iThenticate technology. A Similarity report is retrieved for each manuscript and any result greater than 20% is further scrutinised manually by our editorial team to determine the part of the manuscript responsible and make a decision about any further action. If plagiarism is suspected, then we reject the manuscript and inform the corresponding author of the reason in the case of hosted journals. In the case of conference proceedings, we suggest either withdrawal or major revisions to the conference organizer.


Peer-Review Process for Hosted Journals

Once the manuscripts have passed the initial editorial checks, our editorial office forwards them to the journal Editor-in-Chief. The Editor-in-Chief then assigns the manuscript to a section editor who sends an anonymous version to a minimum of two reviewers for double-blind peer-review (neither the authors nor the reviewers know each other’s identity). Depending on the reviewer comments the Editor-in-Chief will make a decision:

  • Accept in present form
  • Accept after minor revision
  • Re-Submit after major revision
  • Reject

Following recommendations of revision, the process above is repeated until a reject or accept decision is reached and our editorial office informs the author of the final decision.


Peer-Review Process for Conference Proceedings

The Knowledge E editorial office checks all conferences that apply for publication against a set of criteria covering ethical practices. Each conference must:

  • Explain their peer review process and clearly state on the conference website that they apply a peer review process
  • Have a website with an academic agenda, information about the academic editor, speakers, organizers, hosting affiliation, date and venue
  • Knowledge E will identify and confirm that the academic editor has a suitable record for editing the conference. The Academic Editor should have an academic affiliation such as a scholarly society, university or research institute
  • All proceedings must submit a minimum of 10 full-text papers and confirm that each was presented at the conference



Upon acceptance;

  • We assign a DOI to each manuscript
  • We convert the manuscript to XML JATS from which we create the HTML and PDF versions
  • It is then published on the KnE Publishing platform
  • We deposit the DOI in the Crossref database
  • We upload the paper into the Portico system for long-term archiving


Publication Ethics

Knowledge E makes every effort to ensure high quality scholarship in all published articles and conference papers on the KnE Publishing Platform. The platform exists in order to share best practices and accelerate the advance of academic research from regions all over the world. In order to achieve this goal, we aim to instill confidence in our readers. Knowledge E therefore adheres to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines. To find more information and details about Knowledge E Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement, please visit


Complaint Policy

We take complaints seriously and try to resolve them in the best and quickest way possible. Author complaints can be sent directly to the Knowledge E Editorial Office at