Peer Review Process

The peer review process can take anywhere between 4 to 6 months. The aim of the review process is to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the article, in terms of originality, interest, up-to-dateness, coherence, and balanced argumentation. As such, all manuscripts submitted to FLTJ go through a two-step double-blind peer review process.

Step 1-Internal Review (2 to 3 weeks)

The editor(s) of the journal first review(s) each manuscript to see if it meets the basic requirements for articles published in the journal. Technical checks will also be made to see if manuscripts follow FLTJ Editorial Style, FLTJ style sheet, American/British English Usage, and other FLTJ standards (especially ethical ones). Manuscripts which do not meet these requirements are not sent out for further review, and their authors will be notified. The internal review may take anywhere between 2 to 3 weeks.

Step 2-External Review (4 to 6 months)

Following the internal review, submissions which meet the basic requirements and the bottom-line standards set by FLTJ are sent out for double-blind peer review (by 3 experts in the field) either from the journal's editorial board or from our larger list of reviewers. Following the external review, the authors are sent copies of the external reviewers' comments and are notified of the decision (accept as is, accept pending changes, revise and resubmit, or reject).

After External Review

After the external double-blind peer review of a manuscript, the corresponding author will receive an email in which s/he will be informed of the status of the manuscript (i.e., whether it has been accepted, requires revision, or rejected).



How to Submit Papers to FLTJ:

Please see our guidelines for authors.

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