If the editorial team classifies a submitted article as basically suitable for publication in the ZGMTH, the peer review process is initiated. The quality of the submission is assessed through a double-blind-peer review with independent experts. That means, the author and reviewer remain anonymous throughout the review process. The assessment usually takes two to three months. The reviewers are selected by the editorial team and are asked to follow the COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers. Contributions commissioned by the editorial team are also reviewed, although not reports and reviews.

The editorial board makes their decision whether to publish an article while taking into account the opinions obtained through the review process. The reviews are made available to the author in anonymous form. If the reviews recommend a revision of the article, the author can be asked for the appropriate revision by the editorial team. A final decision on the publication of the article can then only be made on the final, revised version of the text. The revised version of the text will not then be resubmitted to the reviewers. The editorial board then decides whether to publish the article or not; the editorial board’s decision is final.


After your article has been accepted, you will be asked to make further content and formal corrections as well as to set up your text according to the formatting rules of the ZGMTH. For the publication, you will also be asked for a circa 20 line abstract in German and English, a short biography, keywords, and more information about your contribution, which are incorporated into the metadata on our website. With publication of the article by the ZGMTH, your article receives a DOI (Digital Object identifier) and will be registered in specific indexes such as RILM, DOAJ, Google Scholar etc.