How LOGOS Works: The Review/Revision Process

After receiving a submission from the Managing Editor, the Chief Editor sends the submission to an Associate Editor, who then forwards the submission to his or her group of Peer Reviewers. After evaluating the piece with a review form, the Associate Editor and Peer Reviewers meet to discuss each submission. They then each make a recommendation: accept with no revisions, accept with minor revisions, or reject. The Associate Editor then sends all the reviews to the Managing Editor.

If the submission is rejected, the Managing Editor informs the author of the decision and also sends the reviewers’ comments and suggestions in order to encourage improvement and learning. If the submission receives an average recommendation of at least “accept with minor revisions,” the Managing Editor then sends the submission to a Faculty Reviewer.

After the Faculty Review, the Managing Editor compiles the reviews and comments into one document. This document is sent to the author, who then makes any necessary changes to the submission.

After making necessary revisions, the author sends the revised submission with a cover letter describing the changes made to the Managing Editor. The Managing Editor reviews the revised piece. If no more changes are needed, the piece is sent to copy editing where it is then prepared for publication by the Copy Editor. During this stage, the Copy Editor also checks the piece’s sources; if a piece has weak research and sources, it can still be rejected. Finally, the submission is added to the journal and then published.