Submitted manuscripts will, in the first instance, be reviewed by the Editor, who will respond on the following basis:
- Agreed for publication as submitted.
- Agreed for publication, but minor restructuring, rewriting and/or additional analysis required.
- Article judged as potentially interesting, but significant restructuring, rewriting and/or additional analysis required. In this case a mentor might be nominated to work with the author.
- Rejected, but possibly with other avenues for publication/dissemination suggested and/or suitable activities to develop the author’s work and interests.
In all cases, detailed editorial advice is not possible and articles will not normally be rewritten or edited in depth by the editor and/or the editorial committee to make them suitable for publication.
Manuscripts that the editor deems agreed for publication are sent for peer review, either by members of the editorial committee or suitable external specialists depending on the article type.
Research articles will be reviewed in house and by at least one external reviewer.
Notes and Queries will be reviewed in house, unless a specialist opinion is required.
Following peer review, if the article is still considered suitable for the journal, the author will be asked to change, amend, or otherwise alter their manuscript to allow for the reviewer’s comments. Failure to do this may result in the submission being rejected or, alternatively, changes shall be made by the Editor or another designated writer without further reference to the author.
Production proofs may be sent to the author for review within an agreed time limit.