Manuscripts can be submitted at any time during the year.
All submissions will undergo an internal review by the Editorial Committee to ensure that they a) are within the scope of the journal, b) have a coherent thesis, c) are in dialogue with the appropriate secondary literatures, d) employ appropriate forms of evidence, e) are original, and f) are written in an understandable English prose.
Submission that pass the internal review will be sent out for external peer review.
The referees are encouraged to focus on the originality, creativity, and academic integrity of each manuscript.
Manuscripts will be refereed into four categories: “publishable,” “publishable after revision,” “may be re-evaluated after revision”, and “not publishable.” If an article is deemed “not publishable,” referees are encouraged to make comments so that the author can understand the reasons for the rejection.
If an article is deemed “publishable,” “publishable after revision,” or “may be re-evaluated after revision,” referees are encouraged to make suggestions so that the author can revise the manuscript in accordance with the comments of the reviewers.
Evaluation time is normally about six months. Authors can make enquiries about the status of the evaluation process if they have not been contacted within six months.
After a manuscript has been approved for publication, editors will notify the authors via e-mail and also instruct on revisions. However, the editors reserve the right to make emendations in matters of style, grammar and romanization without consulting the authors.
Editors will make due efforts to send final proofs to the authors, but given the tight publication deadlines, this may not always be possible. Proofs are only sent so that they may be checked for errors; no changes in content can be made at this stage.
By submitting to the journal, authors agree to accept the outcome of the internal review and the external double-blind peer review. Submitting authors do not have any right to object to or appeal the results of either the internal review or the external peer review processes.