Processes of Reviewing Articles Submitted to “Logopedia”

The article sent to the Editors is submitted for a preliminary internal review and then to two independent external reviewers. The rate of rejections of the submitted articles is ca. 25%.

  1. Reviewers fill in the review form that contains a factual assessment of the article (research problems and their originality, assessment of the research methods utilized sand the right choice of literature) a formal assessment of the text with regard to correct language, editorship, and clear presentation.  The uniform document (review form), available on the “Logopedia” website, enables the objectification of the review and standardization of assessments.
  2. In addition to the assessment according to the obligatory criteria specified in the review form, the reviewer may include additional remarks in the review form or in the comments for the article. The completed form with possible additional comments is made available to the author/authors of the text after the reviewer’s personal data has been removed (to maintain anonymity). Reviews and comments by reviewers are not made public.
  3. If reviewers suspect a case of plagiarism they should indicate the publications that have not been cited in the article although their content or conceptions have been used. Every reference to previous research should contain a reference to the source. The Editor-in-Chief should be notified about a high similarity of the reviewed material to other publications  known to the reviewer but not mentioned in the text.
  4. The review has a written from and ends with an explicit conclusion whether to accept the article for publication or reject it. The review is presented on the review form. Negative reviews have to contain the justification of the recommendation that the text should be rejected. In case of detailed remarks, they can be included in the comments on the manuscript.  In such case reviewers are obliged to remove the metadata that might indicate their authorship.
  5. Reviews are confidential. Their authors should not disclose their content to other people. The only persons authorized to know the content is the Editor-in-Chief, Secretary, and members of the Editorial Board. These persons are obliged to maintain confidentiality. They are forbidden to use the information, conceptions or data obtained from the volume reviewed.