Scientists who have scientific papers on the subject matter of the article are involved in the external reviewing process. In the first place scientists with a current profile on Publons are considered as reviewers, in the second place those scientists who have already cooperated with the journal as reviewers, or on the page of the Political Science and Security Studies Journal on Publons have expressed a desire/interest in cooperation with the journal as a reviewer (under INTERESTED IN REVIEWING FOR THIS JOURNAL? click "CLICK TO LET THEM KNOW").
On behalf of the editorial board, a letter is sent to such a scholar requesting a review. The letter is accompanied by a coded article and a model review form. All reviewers must abide by the ethical requirements for scientific publications of the Committee on Publication Ethics and be objective and unbiased.