The review process is not initiated for the studies in which the journal editors and the editorial board members are the authors. Those manuscripts are returned directly to the author(s).
Submitted manuscripts are first evaluated to determine whether they are within the journal's scope and are in the appropriate format. This takes about two weeks at most.
Submissions within the journal's scope are prepared for a double-blind review procedure. All references to the author(s), including personal statements, are removed, and the edited version for blind review is uploaded to the system.
A similarity report is obtained before the manuscript is sent to the reviewers, and the work is subjected to plagiarism examination. No reviewing process is initiated for any study with a more than 30 percent similarity rate.
If the editor deems it necessary, they can examine the manuscript for language usage. The editor may reject the submission if the manuscript is poor in language.
After the preliminary review process, the article is sent to at least two reviewers. Any reviewer can accept, reject or request a (major or minor) revision. The first round of the reviewing process takes about six weeks.
If the majority of the reviewers find the manuscript suitable for publication, the submission is accepted.
The author is obliged to make the relevant corrections within a week unless the editor specifies a different period. If necessary, the period may be extended upon the author's request.
If the two reviewers reject the manuscript, the review process ends, and the manuscript is rejected.
If one of the reviewers rejects the manuscript and the other reviewer accepts it or requests a minor revision, the manuscript is sent to a third reviewer. If the second reviewer has asked for a major revision, it is at the editor's discretion to send it to a third reviewer. If the third reviewer also rejects the manuscript, the submission is rejected.
If the review process is completed and the article is accepted, the production process begins.
The chart below shows the submission, reviewing, and production processes.
Lectio Socialis is an international peer-reviewed journal on social sciences, humanities and arts. The journal welcomes articles mainly from the disciplines of economics; political science; public administration; business administration; international relations; urban planning; sociology; psychology; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; anthropology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism and theory of the arts.
The major objective of Lectio Socialis is to maintain a vibrant and independent environment for scholars and researchers from different regions of the globe.