Evaluation process

1. All the articles published in the quarterly “Przegląd Religioznawczy – The Religious Studies Review” are subject to reviewing.

2. Before submitting an article to review the editorial staff may ask a thematic editor for a preliminary evaluation. If the thematic editor has some reservations, the text is given back to the author and the author is asked to take the reservations into account.

3. Each article is reviewed by two independent reviewers.

4. In case of articles written by foreign authors at least one of the reviewers should be affiliated to a foreign institution.

5. Authors and reviewers do not know their identities (the so-called double-blind review process).

6. In other cases, the reviewer should sign a declaration confirming the absence of any conflict of interest, i.e. confirm the absence of: mutual personal relations between the author and the reviewer (kinship, legal relations, conflict); official subordination; academic direct cooperation up to two years before.

7. The last names of reviewers of the articles published in “Przegląd Religioznawczy – The Religious Studies Review”
are not revealed in any place. All the reviewers are members of the Reviewers’ Council and the list of them is to be found on the present website.

8. The review is in written form, and its final conclusion may be one of the four recommendations: a. approval to print the text; b. approval to print the text after some corrections; c. a need to introduce some changes and review the text again; d. rejection of the article.

9. In the case of Point 8b and 8c the editorial staff will ask the author to introduce the suggested changes into the text within seven days.

10. After the article has received a favourable review (or after the changes suggested by the reviewers have been made), the editorial staff of “Przegląd Religioznawczy – The Religious Studies Review” make the final decision whether to print the text, and the author is notify about that decision by email.