In line with the Committee on Publication Ethics’ (COPE) Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers, Prosperitas pays special attention to avoiding any cases of conflict of interest. This objective is facilitated and guaranteed by the use of the Clarivate® ScholarOne manuscript management software, which guarantees anonymity for both authors and reviewers.   Regarding studies appearing in our special issues, which are published maximum once annually and are edited by acknowledged experts of the given fields, Prosperitas applies the same rigorous standard review process as in the case of its regular issues. The reviewers of such special issues are carefully selected from an international pool with a view to the affiliations of the authors of the studies to be published in the special issue concerned.