All submissions to PsychNology Journal are first screened by the Editors-in-Chief - or by the Guest Editors in case of special issues - for minimal compliance with publication criteria (including originality) or for their appropriateness to the theme of the special issue. If they pass this stage, they are sent to two referees in a double-blind process. The Editors-in-Chief or the Guest Editors collect the reviews from the referees, read them and return the comments to the author(s) highlighting the main points to be addressed. When the revised text is received, the way in which the referees’ suggestions have been taken into account is evaluated, and a final decision is made, which may involve further revisions. If the paper is accepted for publication, then the proofs are prepared along with a list of final corrections to be made in the text.
Reviewers are members of the Editorial Board or scholars external to it whose expertise matches the topic of the submission. They receive the submissions in an anonymized format, void of any reference to the authors, to their affiliation and to the people they mention in the acknowledgments.
In order to protect the referees’ anonymity we cannot thank them one by one. Upon request, we are happy to provide a written notification of their service as reviewers for PsychNology Journal.