Peer Review

All papers submitted for evaluation for publication are evaluated by the editor-in-chief with at least one member of the editorial team to determine whether the article can be accepted for evaluation. The member(s) of the editorial team will not know the name of the author of the paper. If the paper fulfills the minimum criteria of suitability for publication in TheoRhēma, the editor-in-chief, after consulting with the members of the editorial board, will send the accepted paper to two specialist evaluators (reviewers) in the field of the respective paper. 

TheoRhēma uses the double-blind peer review system (neither the author nor the reviewer knows each other's name). Reviewers are expected to critically assess the contents of the article from the following points of view:
1. academic style;
2. methodological appropriateness;
3. scientific rigor;
4. inner consistency and coherency;
5. originality;
6. applicative relevancy.

The reviews are asked to submit a written evaluation of the article and also a recommendation as to whether it can or cannot be published. The reviewing process may take up to two months. The decision regarding publication is based on the reviewers' reports. You can download the blind peer review form here.

The author will receive the evaluators' comments, together with the publication decision. If the work is accepted for publication, the author will receive a publishing agreement from the publisher, which will include information about copyright and originality. The acceptance of a paper for publication does not imply that it will be published in the next issue of TheoRhēma. If minor revisions are required, they will be fi implemented by the author by the date indicated by the publisher. If major revisions are needed, they will be implemented and the paper will be sent back for evaluation for publication. Any accepted work will be published free of charge, at no cost to the author.