Review Policy and Procedure
The editor or the deputy editor shall follow the policy that all manuscripts are solely evaluated for their intellectual contribution. The editor, the deputy editor, the reviewers and the publisher may not disclose any information about a manuscript to any third party.
The applied practice of double-blind review policy ensures that excellent research is published. The involvement of two or more experts in the reviewing process helps to maintain high standards of the Journal of the University of Latvia. Law.
The criterion for selecting the reviewers is their expertise in the field. In reviewing all papers, the manuscript and reviewer’s guidelines are followed. If the manuscript receives contradictory reviews, another expert is involved in the process.
Authors of the manuscript may be asked to do several revisions of their paper.
The editor or the deputy editor shall take the final decision on whether to accept or reject the paper on the basis of the reviewers’ opinions.
Typically, the first round of the reviewing process may last from one to two months, depending on the availability of the reviewers.
It is expected that the author(s) will return their improved paper within two weeks after receiving the reviews.
More than one revision of the article might be requested. The second round of reviews, if needed, may take another few months.
On the basis of the reviews, the editor or the deputy editor shall take the final decision on whether to accept or reject the manuscript.
If the journal is no longer published, all articles will continue to be openly accessible on the publisher’s website.