The Review Process step by step
All articles submitted to Richtmann Journals undergo to a rigorous double blinded peer review process. The review process may take up to 30 days.
- Submission of Paper
The corresponding or submitting author submits the paper to the journal. You can use the online system or send it by email.
- Editorial Office Assessment
The journal checks the paper’s composition and arrangement against the journal’s Author Guidelines to make sure it includes the required sections and stylizations. The Office checks also that the paper is appropriate for the journal and is sufficiently original and interesting. If not, the paper may be rejected without being reviewed any further.
- Invitation to Reviewers
The editor sends invitations to individuals that would be appropriate reviewers. As responses are received, further invitations are issued, if necessary, until the required number of acceptances is obtained.
- Response to Invitations
Potential reviewers consider the invitation against their own expertise, conflicts of interest and availability. They then accept or decline. When declining, they might also suggest alternative reviewers or the Editor will invite another one.
- Review is Conducted
The reviewer sets time aside to read and review the paper. The reviewer takes notes so as to build a detailed point-by-point review. The review is then submitted to the journal, with a recommendation to accept or reject it – or else with a request for revision (major or minor) before it is reconsidered.
- Journal Evaluates the Reviews
The editor considers all the returned reviews before making an overall decision. If the reviews differ widely, the editor may invite an additional reviewer so as to get an extra opinion before making a decision.
- The Decision is Communicated
The editor sends a decision email to the author including any relevant reviewer comments.
Submitting a paper
Authors should submit their manuscript for Richtmann Journals in an Word format, adapted for the Windows operating system and DOC or RTF file to the Editor by e-mail with the main body of the e-mail message containing the name/s of the author/s, affiliation and address information. No hard copies are required. Please see the journal page you are interested in for contacts.
Do not submit a paper which has been published previously or is simultaneously being submitted elsewhere.
Formatting and style
Please use the following rules for whole text, including abstract, keywords, heading and references.
- Page setup
- Margins: 1 Inch (2,54 cm) on all sides (top, bottom, left, right)
- Font Size and Type: 12-pt. Garamond or Times New Roman font
- Line Spacing: Single space throughout the paper, including the title page, abstract, body of the document, references, appendixes, footnotes, tables, and figures.
- Alignment: Justified
- Orientation: Portrait
- Page size: A4
Tables and figures should be included within the text of the paper and must be numbered, please use for the tables Garamond or Times New Roman 10 pts.
- References and Footnotes
References should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association (APA) in alphabetical order. All sources cited in the paper must be included in the References section.
Charges and publication fee
The journals does not have article submission charges. The journals applies a fee from 200 to 750 GBP (or equivalent in USD) for each accepted paper for publication after the positive peer review process. This fee includes the online and printed journal. For each paper published the corresponding author will receive one hard copy included in the fee. Please select the journal you are interested in for more detailed information about the APC.
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