the Baltic accent

Peer review

  1. All articles submitted to the Baltic accent journal are subject to peer-review.
  2. The managing editor considers whether an article conforms to the Journal’s standards and submits it to a reviewer – a specialist in the field or a holder of a relevant doctoral or postdoctoral degree.
  3. The managing editor can change the review period to ensure prompt publication.
  4. A review should cover:
    • the suitability of the topic for the journal’s readers;
    • originality of the article;
    • the accuracy and relevance of information;
    • the author’s familiarity with the current state of knowledge;
    • the author’s style and manner;
    • the logical structure of the article;
  5. The review procedure is double blind. Authors can access reviews. Confidentiality is broken only if a reviewer reports inaccurate information or falsifications.
  6. If a review suggests corrections and revisions, it is sent to the author with a proposal to either consider them in a revised article or prove their superfluity. A revised article is resubmitted.
  7. An article that is considered unsuitable for publications cannot be resubmitted. Negative reviews are sent to authors via e-mail, fax, or post.
  8. A positive review is not sufficient for publication. The final decision is made by the series’ editorial board.
  9. After an article is approved for publication, the author is informed about the expected publication date.
  10. Reviews are sent to authors via e-mail, fax, or post.
  11. Reviews are kept at the editorial office for five years.

Click here for the sample reviewer form.