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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The submission was made completely anonymous for the peer review process by deleting any reference to the author in the header or body of the article.

Author Guidelines

The section ‘Essays’ mostly includes monographic articles. Conference papers that are esteemed of relevance and interest to the chosen topic are also published.

Submissions that do not match the monographic topic chosen for one issue's “Essays” are in the “Misc Articles“ section. Proposals undergo the same double blind peer-review process as “Essays”; this takes place under the supervison of journal editors instead of guest editors.

Short articles, comments, introductory remarks, preliminary results that author(s) want to share with the scientific community should be submitted to this “Notes” section. An open peer-review process is used.

The section ‘Documents and text’ hosts translations, comments or critical editions of unpublished or rare texts. Since content is not original, an open peer review takes place. Content in this section is sometimes invited.

The ‘News‘ section addresses seminars, meetings, and congresses. Accounts of national or international projects and academic news at large – within the scope of the journal – are also published in this section. This articles are reviewd by journal editors.

Book reviews. These can be invited, based on journal editor's interest list, or just submitted to journal’s attention. This is an Open Access section with an open review policy.

Peer review process

Submissions to any double-blind peer-reviewed section are anonymized by an editorial team member. The journal editors in chief or the guest editor(s) make a preliminary assessment of the submission and either desk-reject it or forward it to at least two external, independent reviewers. This process takes usually six months.

Submissions to open review sections are preliminarily assessed by the section editor, then reviewed by the section editor and an external reviewer.

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