Peer-review Procedure

Peer-review Procedure

“CAIETE CRITICE” is an academic journal that adheres to the highest standards of peer review and engages established and emerging scholars from Romania and from anywhere in the world. It aspires to select and publish, through peer review, the highest quality research in literary criticism and literary history and in arts as well. In order to achieve this goal, the entire peer review and publication process is thorough, objective and fair. Journal reputation depends heavily on the trust by all stakeholders in the fairness of the peer review and publication process. An important role of the publishers is to support the extensive efforts of the journal editors, and often unsung volunteer work undertaken by peer reviewers in maintaining the integrity of the scholarly record. It is a tribute to scholarly practice that the system works well and problems are comparatively rare. The publishers have a supporting, investing and nurturing role in the scholarly communication process and is also ultimately responsible for ensuring that best practices are followed.

Description of the process:

  • An article is submitted, in the form outlined in our Guidelines for Submission, and we require that the author is not identifiable from the text, and that information about the author is provided in a front page, separate from the text of the article.
  • The editor reads the article, and decides whether its content is appropriate to the journal.
  • Receipt of the article is acknowledged, and the editor notifies the author either that it is not appropriate to our journal or that it will be sent out for refereeing.
  • The editor approaches possible referees from among the Board and list of other people who have indicated their willingness to act in this capacity: no article is sent until the referee has agreed to read it in the time allocated.
  • The article (minus the identifying front page) is forwarded to two referees, with the journal’s “Referee’s Report Form”. The two referees independently read, assess and report on the article.
  • The editor reads these reports and decides whether or not to publish. If the decision is not to publish, the author is notified, and provided with reasons for the decision. If the decision is to publish, the author is provided with the referees’ reports and is invited to resubmit after making any amendments required by the editor on the advice of the referees.
  • The author rewrites and re-submits. The editor negotiates any further changes with the author till both are satisfied.

Reviewers of “CAIETE CRITICE” must adhere to the following Guidelines:

  • That all manuscripts are reviewed in fairness based on the intellectual content of the paper regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenry nor political values of author(s).
  • That any observed conflict of interest during the review process must be communicated to the Editor.
  • That all information pertaining to the manuscript is kept confidential.
  • That any information that may be the reason for the rejection of publication of a manuscript must be communicated to the Editor.
  • The duty of confidentiality in the assessment of a manuscript must be maintained by expert reviewers, and this extends to reviewers’ colleagues who may be asked (with the editor’s permission) to give opinions on specific sections.
  • The submitted manuscript should not be retained or copied.
  • Reviewers and editors should not make any use of the data, arguments, or interpretations, unless they have the authors’ permission.
  • Reviewers should provide speedy, accurate, courteous, unbiased and justifiable reports.

Referee Report Form (click!)

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