All manuscripts submitted to Animalia undergo a blind review process wherein two reviewers from the Editorial Board read the paper and make one of three recommendations:
Yes: The submission is accepted for publishing without changes.
Yes, with Changes: The submission holds much promise for publishing, but requires minor revisions. Reviewers provide anonymous feedback, and the author is encouraged to revise the manuscript and re-submit for consideration.
No: The submission is not suitable for publishing without major revisions. Reviewers provide anonymous feedback.
If the reviewers make different recommendations, the paper will be provided to a third reviewer for a final decision. This process will be repeated until consensus is reached.