Our Peer Review Process

When you go from writing for your professors to writing for publication, you’ll need to understand the concept of peer review.

In academic publishing, members of your relevant field (your peers) seek to maintain standards of quality, improve performance, and provide credibility. Before your article is published in a scholarly journal, it first must be deemed appropriate subject matter for the journal and up to the journal’s standards of quality. Impartial scholars in your field will review the manuscript for accuracy and assess the validity of the research methodology and procedures. It is not uncommon for peer reviewers to suggest revisions, or, if they find the article lacking in academic validity and rigor, to reject it.

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What does blind peer review mean?

Peer review points to the high quality not only of the journal, but also of your article. Aletheia goes a step further by using a blind peer review process. This means that your work is carefully and thoughtfully vetted by impartial experts in your field. So your article, if published in Aletheia, shows that your research has been reviewed for quality and substance and that you are making a significant contribution to your field. That’s a big accomplishment to help you to stand out in the crowd. You may list your peer-reviewed publication on your CV or resume—not many undergraduates can do that!

The following information and documents outline our version of the process: