The reviewing procedure of "Autobiography Literature Culture Media":
1. After receiving a text sent by an author the Editorial Staff assess it according to its conformity with the profile of the Journal, formal requirements and language correctness.
2. If the editors-in-chief have accepted the text, it is submitted to a reviewing process.
3. Each article is reviewed by at least two independent reviewers that are not affiliated to the institution represented by the author; the reviewers have been taken from the list published on the Journal’s website.
4. The reviewers do not know the surname or the affiliation of the author, and the author does not know the reviewers’ surnames (the so-called double-blind review process). In other cases the reviewer signs a declaration confirming the absence of any conflict of interest, i.e. confirming the absence of: mutual personal relations between the author and the reviewer (especially relatives up to second degree, or spouses); professional subordination; academic direct cooperation up to two years before.
5. The review must be in written form and include an unequivocal decision whether to accept the article for publication (in the present form or after making the corrections suggested by the reviewer) or reject it.
6. If the reviews are contradictory to each other, the article is sent to another external reviewer. If at least half of the reviews are positive after that stage, the article by virtue of the decision made by the editors-in-chief may be published.
7. The author is notified of the result of the reviews and is allowed to read them.
8. When the authors receive a positive review, they are asked to accept the final version to be published or to make corrections suggested by the reviewers.
9. If there are more than one author, it is necessary to indicate the amount of work put into the article by each of the co-authors, which should be confirmed by a declaration signed by all of them.
10. The author should make a statement that the text submitted has not been published anywhere else.
11. The final decision as to the date of publishing the article is up to the Editors-in-chief.
12. In case of texts written in a foreign language, at least one of the reviewers should be affiliated to a foreign institution from a country other than the one of the author.
The reviewing form and the declaration to download here.
Sarah E. Zarrow