Review Process

  1. First Stage: All submitted articles will be considered for publication. The articles are first screened by the editors. Those papers judged by the editors as a) not to meet the standards of scientific method, b) not to link to any topic related to philosophy and its didactics, c) to be of insufficient general interest or d) to be otherwise inappropriate are rejected directly. To save time for authors and peer-reviewers, only those papers that seem most likely to meet our editorial criteria are sent to the stage of formal peer review.
  2. Second Stage: The article is sent for double-blind review to two reviewers. The reviewers are typically members of the Editorial Board, but may be external. The article is assessed according to the following criteria: structure, argumentation, originality and clarity. The whole process will usually take about 8 weeks.
  3. Third Stage: The editors make a decision based on the reviewers‘ advice. Typically, the decision will take one of the following forms:
    • The paper is accepted for publication without any revisions. 
    • The paper is accepted for publication once the authors have made some revisions in response to the referees’ comments. 
    • The paper is rejected but it is indicated to the authors that major revisions might justify a resubmission.
    • The paper is rejected with no offer to consider a resubmission.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with the editors: pfister.jonas AT gmail DOT com and/or philipp.richter AT rub DOT de.