Editorial workflow
We believe peer review is an important process to support contributors and the editorial team to produce high-quality, relevant, and valuable discussion in the sector. We are committed to a supportive, productive process. There is also the opportunity for community building through our peer review process. We want to offer more personalised feedback and personal contact. For example, it might be more productive for peer reviewers and contributors to meet in person to discuss a photo essay or video call to discuss a written piece.
Below is a rough outline of our peer review process:
  1. 1. Call for contributions
    We first invite proposals. Join us in drop-in Zoom sessions to work up ideas or meet potential collaborators.

  2. 2. Proposal assessment
    The Editorial Team will look at the proposals and respond to everyone. Titles of accepted proposals will be sent to all other contributors.

  3. 3. Contribution development
    Contributors will have time to work on full contributions. The Editorial Team will be available for support.

  4. 4. Peer review
    The Editorial Team will facilitate a personalised, productive feedback process. Please also see our peer review guidelines.

  5. 5. RevisionsContributors will be expected to use the feedback to strengthen their contribution.

  6. 6. Copyediting and translation
    Contributions will be assessed for clarity and consistency. You might be asked for final small edits. If relevant, pieces will be translated.

  7. 7. Final checks
    For example, we will check all the right permissions are secured and check figure captions and alt text.

  8. 8. Typesetting
    Contributions will be finalised and formatted in preparation for publication.

  9. 9. Publication
    Your contribution will be published on our platform and via openjournals.nl.