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Peer Review Process

Peer review is undertaken internally by a review panel chaired by the School’s Director of Research and externally by either one of Professor Adan Sharr, Newcastle University, or Professor Stephen Emmit, University of Bath.

Review timetable is two weeks internally and two weeks externally.

All submissions are initially assessed by an Editor, who decides whether or not the article is suitable for peer review. Submissions considered suitable for peer review are assigned to one or more independent experts, who assess the article for clarity, validity, and sound methodology.

The series operates a double-blind peer review process, meaning that authors and reviewers remain anonymous for the review process. The review period is expected to take around four weeks. Reviewers are asked to provide formative feedback, even if an article is not deemed suitable for publication in the seres.

Based on the reviewer reports the editor will make a recommendation for rejection, minor or major revisions, or acceptance. Overall editorial responsibility rests with the series' Editor-in-Chief, who is supported by an expert, international Editorial Board.

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Articles

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Work in Progress

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

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