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 not revealed to the referees; likewise, referees remain anonymous both to each other and to the author in each particular case. Without the prior permission of the Editors, referees will not show to other people material supplied to them for evaluation. All published submissions have been anonymously reviewed by at least two referees.
- Submission of manuscript – review by the Editors for academic quality and alignment of manuscript with the scope and aims of the journal. The manuscript will either receive a desk rejection (the reason will be communicated with the author) or be sent on for peer review.
- Peer Review – the manuscript will be sent for blind review to at least 2 expert reviewers. Reviewers have 21 days to write their reports.
- scrutiny of submission and referees' reports by the Editors or designated expert
- Authors whose manuscripts receive 1-2 review reports of ‘accept with minor revisions’ will be contacted by the Managing Editor with an email detailing the requested revisions and providing a link to the review reports. The author will be asked to complete the revisions and return the manuscript to the Managing Editor with a cover letter detailing where and how the changes were made (or justifying changes that were not made). The Managing Editor, in consultation with Editor-in-Chief, will determine whether the manuscript can be accepted for publication or if further minor revisions are required.
- Authors whose manuscripts receive 1-2 review reports of ‘major revisions required’ will be contacted by the Managing Editor with an email detailing the requested revisions. The author will be asked to complete the revisions and return the manuscript to the Managing Editor with a cover letter detailing where and how the changes were made (or justifying changes that were not made). The manuscript will be returned to the peer reviewers, who will have an additional 21 days to assess if the manuscript has been sufficiently revised. Reviewers will be able to choose ‘accept for publication’ or ‘reject’.
- Authors whose manuscripts receive 2 rejections at peer review will have their manuscript rejected. Authors who receive 1 rejection and 1 major/minor revisions will have their peer review reports assessed by the Managing Editor, who may elect to ask the author for revisions as per the process above or reject the manuscript (in consultation with the Editor-in-Chief)..
- NOTE: Authors whose manuscripts require revisions must submit a cover letter with their revised manuscript clearly stating where and how revisions have been made (or justifying where revisions have not been made). Resubmissions without an adequately detailed cover letter will not be assessed and cannot move forward in the publication process.
- Authors whose manuscripts are accepted for publication will receive a document outlining the formatting requirements. It is the responsibility of the author to ensure the manuscript is correctly formatted (including the references, footnotes, and bibliography). Authors should format their final manuscripts and submit these through the BePress Website. Incorrectly formatted manuscripts will be returned to the author and cannot be published.
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