Reviewing process

LINGUACULTURE papers are submitted to a blind peer-review process by anonymous external reviewers.

Issue editors are responsible for making suggestions and finding the most suitable peer-reviewers among specialists on the topic under discussion, but they are expected to consult the Editorial Board on such matters.

Reviewers assess both the language and the content quality of submitted papers. At the end of the reviewing process, contributions may be evaluated as:

  • Very good – highly recommendable
  • Good – recommendable if corrected according to suggestions
  • Acceptable after serious revision
  • Poor – should not be published in the journal

Depending on the topic and the availability of external reviewers, the peer-review process may take from 2 weeks to 2 months. Authors are informed of the Editor's final decision and may be asked to modify their contributions according to the reviewers' recommendations.

Reviewers are kindly asked to use the form available here in order to submit their reviews.