Peer Review Process
LIBER Quarterly applies a double-blind peer review process, in which the author's name is removed from the manuscript. Each contribution is judged by two independent referees. The criteria of acceptance include the following aspects:
- Relevance of the paper for the scope of the journal and for its readership.
- Originality, offering of new insights.
- Soundness of arguments, based on research or on systematic approach.
- Appropriate references.
- Clear conclusions or results.
- Structure and language.
Normal timing for this process should be 4 to 6 weeks. In case of conflicting recommendations, a third referee may be asked to give an additional advice.
The decision of the editors may be to accept the paper as is or with minor revisions, to ask for a resubmission after additional work, or to reject for publication. In each case users receive detailed feedback about this decision.