Academic journal article Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin

Letters to the Editor - Q&A

Academic journal article Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin

Letters to the Editor - Q&A

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How does the peer-review process of the Bulletin work?

To be considered for publication in The Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin, all submissions, including but not limited to research-based manuscripts, poetry, book reviews and viewpoints, are subject to a process of 'peer-review by editorial board. ' Members are normally appointed to the Board for a four-year term. During their tenure on the Board, they are required to review numerous submissions for each of four themed issues of the Bulletin per year. Based on the submission criteria (see the "Bulletin Submission Grid" onp.39) and their professional expertise as academics, Board members evaluated manuscripts based on scholarly content, overall quality and composition, and relevance to both the field and the readership of the Bulletin.

When a manuscript has received a minimum of three positive evaluations, it advances through the editorial process and is considered for publication. Following peer approval, the other important element of getting a manuscript published is its appropriateness of fit. Because the Bulletin privileges - but is not limited to - a thematic approach to content, manuscripts that have received positive reviews and are best suited to a given issue's theme are those most likely to be selected for publication. …

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