The manuscripts received are evaluated in the first instance by the editor and or the guest editor, who determines if it meets the requirements of quality and originality. In this first stage, it is also judged if the manuscripts are relevant in relation to the purpose of the journal and the subject matter exposed in each call for papers. Then, each pre-selected contribution is sent to two external referees, who act under the requirements of the "double-blind" system. They evaluate the manuscripts according to the originality, relevance, writing quality, organization and coverage of the literature. By agreeing to be an evaluator, reviewers commit themselves to de unbiased, objective, constructive and respectful.
The articles can be accepted without objection (in the case of outstanding manuscripts); accepted with minor changes (applicable to manuscripts that require slight adjustments); returned for review and correction (for the manuscripts requiring substantial changes; or rejected (if the manuscript is not suitable for publication).
Together with the evaluation, the authors receive a notification explaining the corresponding recommendations and stipulating the deadline to re-submit the manuscript.
In accordance with the Publication Ethics and Prevention of Malpractice Statement of Diseña, authors have the possibility to appeal to the decisions of the reviewers.
Diseña has mechanisms in place for its readers to clearly identify which sections are subject to peer review.