Policies for Solidarity: The Journal of Catholic Social Thought and Secular Ethics
Solidarity Review Policy
To ensure its integrity, the refereeing process for all unsolicited contributions to the Solidarity is double-blind: the names and institutional affiliations of authors are revealed neither to referees nor members of the Editorial Board; likewise, referees and Board members remain anonymous both to each other and to the author in each particular case. Without the prior permission of the Editors, referees and Board members will not show to other people material supplied to them for evaluation. All published submissions have been anonymously reviewed by at least two referees.
- preliminary scrutiny by the Editors
- first refereeing
- second refereeing
- scrutiny of submission and referees' reports by the Editors or designated expert
- final decision by the Editors
- A paper may be rejected, or returned for revision, at any stage in this process. Successful completion of each stage will lead to the next. Authors should note that positive referees' reports are not a sufficient condition for acceptance. Final decision about acceptance will be taken by the Editor.
- The Editorial Office (managing editors) will not submit articles or be commissioned to write for the journal during their term of office, although they may respond to contributions which involve their work in which case they will not participate in the process of assessment.
- If member of the Editorial Board submits an Article, a Discussion Note, or is commissioned to write a review, then s/he will not be involved, in any way, in the assessment process. The Editors will not participate in the evaluation of material submitted by a close colleague, joint grant holder, former student, etc.
Solidarity Copyright Policy
Solidarity applies a Creative Commons licensing structure (http://creativecommons.org) known as an Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works.
Under the terms of this licensing framework anyone is free to share, copy, distribute and transmit the work, under the following conditions:
- Attribution. You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
- Non-Commercial Use. You may not use this work for commercial purposes.
- No Derivative Works. You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.
For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work. Any of the above conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder, the author of the piece. The author's moral rights are retained in this license. Note that commercial publication will be permitted (with the author’s consent) in a collection to be released by Connor Court Publishing.
For more information on this copyright agreement, you may refer to: The Creative Commons Deed (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/au/legalcode)
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Australia License.