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Date 2023-01-04

National Chengchi University Philosophical Journal: Editorial Procedure

  1. The constitution of the editorial committee

There should be seven committee members who are elected in a departmental meeting. The editor-in-chief of the journal is the ex officio member among them. One of the seven members shall be a full-time professor of the department of philosophy at NCCU. The rest five members shall be external scholars.

  1. Deciding on reviewers

Scholars responsible for reviewing submitted articles are selected in an editorial meeting held by the editorial committee. For each submitted article, the committee selects two scholars to be invited firstly as its reviewer and two scholars secondarily. However, a scholar meeting one of the following conditions shall not be selected:

  • Having the same employment affiliation as the author of the submitted article, e.g., a scholar affiliated with the department of philosophy at NCCU shall not be a reviewer of an article whose author is also affiliated with the department;
  • Having been the supervisor of the author of the submitted article;
  • currently co-directing the same research project with the author of the submitted article.
  • Being a novice.
  1. Inviting reviewers

Editor-in-chief and assistant editors invite scholars to serve as reviewers, according to the decision of the editorial committee. Each submitted article will be reviewed by two reviewers and are double-blind.

  1. The result of review

Reviewers’ reports are classified into four categories: accepted with no corrections, accepted with minor corrections, corrections and re-submission, and not accepted. The result of the submission is determined according to the following table:

The Report from the first reviewer

accepted with no corrections

accepted with minor corrections

corrections and re-submission

not accepted

The
Report from
the
second reviewer

accepted with no corrections

Result 1

Result 2

Result 3

Result 4

accepted with minor corrections

Result 2

Result 2

Result 3

Result 4

corrections and re-submission

Result 3

Result 3

Result 5

Result 5

not accepted

Result 4

Result 4

Result 5

Result 5

Result 1: the submitted article will be accepted.

Result 2: the submitted article will be accepted after the author’s corrections.

Result 3: the committee will decide whether the article shall be sent to the original reviewers or a third reviewer after the author’s corrections.

Result 4: the article will be sent to a third reviewer. Not only shall the result follow their report, but there are only two options: acceptance or rejection.

Result 5: the submitted article will be rejected.

  1. Revision

After the procedure of peer-review, the editor-in-chief and assistant editors will inform the author of the reviewers’ reports anonymously and the suggestions for revision, if any, according to the reports.

  1. Editing, Proofreading, Printing and Publishing
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