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Editorial Policies

Peer Review Process

All articles submitted to the International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity (HCM) are initially assessed by an acting editor who decides whether or not the article is suitable for publication in HCM. The author will be informed about the decision within three weeks and can be asked to rewrite the article. Research articles that are considered suitable for HCM are sent for a double-blind peer review to two experts in the field. Review articles are sent to one external peer reviewer and two members of the editorial board. Three members of the editorial board will review the articles for the Forum section.

We try to complete this process as quickly and efficiently as possible. After having received the peer review reports, the Editor-in-Charge will combine this report with advice from the editorial board and the Editor-in-Charge will make a recommendation for rejection, minor or major revisions, or acceptance.

During the peer review process, the identities and the evaluators remain confidential, so any features that could reveal the author’s identity should be removed from the text and from the notes until after the manuscript has been accepted. This means that you are free to refer to your own work in your endnotes (with your name and title etc.), as long as you avoid personal pronouns.

The editorial board reserves the right to refuse an article after submission in any stage of the editing process. Their decision will be based on the following criteria:

  1. Contribution to cultural history of modernity.
  2. Structure and clarity.
  3. Use of sources and methodology.
  4. Incorporation of relevant literature and latest research.

Section Policies

Editorial

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Article

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Research Article

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Forum Article

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Review Article

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

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