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Editorial Policies

Peer Review Process

All submissions are initially assessed by an Editor, who decides whether or not the article fits the scope of the journal and is suitable for peer review. Submissions considered suitable are assigned to two independent experts, who assess the article for clarity, sound methodology/data analysis and validity of conclusions. Reviewers are selected by the assigned editor, with advice from the editorial board, ensuring that the selection is free from bias. For this reason, reviewers from the same institution or faculty as the author(s) of the manuscript are not invited for review.

The journal operates a double-blind peer review process, meaning that authors and reviewers remain anonymous during the review process. The review period from initial screening to first decision is expected to take around six to eight weeks. Reviewers are asked to provide formative feedback according to standardised form, even if an article is not deemed suitable for publication in the journal.

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

Corrections and Retractions

Amendments, Publisher's Notes, Correction Articles, Retractions or Withdrawals will all be dealt with in accordance with the Stockholm University Press Corrections Policy.

Section Policies

Research

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Methods

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Editorial

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

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