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Editorial Policies

Peer Review Process

All submissions are initially assessed by a section Editor, who decides whether or not the article is suitable for peer review. Submissions considered suitable for peer review are assigned to two reviewers, who assess the article according to our review guidelines.

The journal operates a single blind peer review process, meaning that reviewers remain anonymous for the review process. The review period is expected to take around three to four weeks, although this can vary depending on reader availability. Reviewers are asked to provide formative feedback, 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 rejection, minor or major revisions, or acceptance. Overall editorial responsibility rests with the journal’s Editor-in-Chief.

Authors are encouraged to link any prior posting of the work to the final published version within the journal, if it is editorially accepted.

Reviewer Guidelines

Reviewers are asked to provide comment on the below topics and guidelines:

  • Content: Does the article fit within the scope of the journal? Is the submission original, relevant and rigorous? Is the author’s depth of understanding adequate? Does the article offer an original contribution to the journal’s topic?
  • Structure and argument: Is the manuscript logically structured and do the arguments flow coherently? Are the arguments fully evidenced and substantiated?
  • Language: Is the text well written and jargon free? Does the author present an article that upholds the goal of The Review Review to be a resource for writers, editors, students, and teachers?

Advertisement Policy

This journal doesn’t charge authors to publish in this journal. This does not mean that we do not have costs, most of which are paid through advertisements on the right side of our landing page and in our home page carousel graphic.

Prior Publication

The journal is happy to accept submissions of papers that have been loaded onto preprint servers or personal websites, have been presented at conferences, or other informal communication channels. These formats will not be deemed prior publication. The journal accepts papers that have been published within formal conference proceedings, provided that the paper provides substantially more data, analysis and/or discussion than the original conference paper. Authors must retain copyright to such postings. Authors are encouraged to link any prior posting of their paper to the final published version within the journal if it is editorially accepted.

Preprint Policy

The journal allows authors to deposit draft versions of their paper into a suitable preprint server, on condition that the author agrees to the below:

  • The author retains copyright to the preprint and developed works from it, and is permitted to submit to the journal.
  • The author declares that a preprint is available within the cover letter presented during submission. This must include a link to the location of the preprint.
  • The author acknowledges that having a preprint publicly available means that the journal cannot guarantee the anonymity of the author during the review process, even if they anonymise the submitted files (see review policy).
  • Should the submission be published, the authors are expected to update the information associated with the preprint version to show that a final version has been published in the journal, including the DOI linking directly to the publication.

ORCID

The journal strongly recommends that all authors submitting a paper register an account with Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier (ORCID). Registration provides a unique and persistent digital identifier for the account that enables accurate attribution and improves the discoverability of published papers, ensuring that the correct author receives the correct credit for their work. As the ORCID remains the same throughout the lifetime of the account, changes of name, affiliation, or research area do not effect the discoverability of an author's past work and aid correspondence with colleagues.

Authors who have an ORCID number are encouraged to include it within their submitting author data, in which case it will be published alongside the submitted paper, should it be accepted.

Reproducibility

Open Data

The journal strongly encourages authors to make all data associated with their submission openly available, according to the FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable). Data should be cited and referenced within the manuscript and should be linked to from a Data Accessibility Statement, which must describe how the data underlying the findings of the article can be accessed and reused. If data is not being made available with the journal publication (e.g. legal constraints) then a statement from the author should be provided within the submission to explain why. Data obtained from other sources must be appropriately credited. All data should be curated in a format that allows easy understanding and analysis (e.g. sensible column headers, descriptions in a readme text file). This help will ensure its reuse potential.

Section Policies

Review

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Interview

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Views on Publishing Feature

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

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