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Editorial Policies

Peer Review Process

All articles submitted to Present Pasts 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. Article types that are not peer reviewed will undergo full editorial review by one or more members of the editorial team.

Present Pasts operates a double blind peer review process, meaning that authors and reviewers remain anonymous. The review period is expected to take no longer than three weeks, although this may vary. 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, who is supported by an expert, international Editorial Board.

Authors are permitted to suggest up to three potential peer reviewers during the submission process. The journal does not guarantee to use these suggestions. All reviewers must be independent from the submission and will be asked to declare all competing interests.

Section Policies

Research Papers

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Notes

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Reviews

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

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