PEER REVIEW PROCESS
The procedure for accepting articles sent to the editorial board of 'The Archives of Criminology' for publication
- Every article published in TheArchives of Criminology must receive positive reviews from two independent reviewers.
- Each submitted text is initially verified by the editors: To what extent does it meet the editorial requirements? Is its subject matter related to the topicscovered by 'The Archives of Criminology'?To what extent does it constitute a response to the call for papers?
- The editors appoint reviewers in accordance with their specialization and the subject matter of the submitted article. The list of the reviewers is published on the journal’s website.
- The reviewers may not be affiliated with the academic institution which employs the author or have close personal ties to the author.
- The review is double-blind: the author’s name is not known to the reviewer and the name of the reviewer is not known to the author or to the other reviewer.
- The reviewer takes the following considerations into account during the review:
- Does the article meet the standards of a scientific text, i.e.:
- is the title of the article consistent with its content,
- is the text clear and does it contain contradictions,
- are the conclusions drawn by the author based on the data or on his or her own findings presented in the text,
- is the research methodology used by the author correct,
- is the text original and does it contain new information and
- does the material take into consideration contemporary scientific knowledge and the latest research?
- Was the text previously published in whole or in large part in another publication?
- Are there other objective reasons not to publish the text (e.g., other standards of integrity, diligence or reliability inconducting scientific research have been violated)?
- The review should be neutral and objective. It should contain a clear conclusion as to whether the text should be published in "The Archives of Criminology".
- The reviewer may suggest the author make changes or additions or shorten the text.
- The review is completed on a special form. The reviewer may additionally insert comments and notes directly into the text of the article.
- The review should be conducted and concluded within a maximum of 2 months from the receipt of the text for assessment.
Acceptance of an article for publishing
- An article is accepted for print when both reviews are positive.
- If the reviewers deem it necessary to make changes or additions to the text, then publication depends on the author’s introduction of said changes to the article.
- Each article accepted for print is subject to proofreading.
- The editorial office does not return submitted materials to authors.
- The editorial office may refuse to publish a text without providing justification.
- The editorial office does not pay for published texts.
- The editorial office does not pay for reviews.