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Peer Review Process

All submissions are initially assessed by the General Editor, who decides whether or not the article fits the scope of the journal and is suitable for peer review. If it is, the manuscript is assigned to an Associate Editor, who, in collaboration with the General Editor, invites at least two independent experts to assess the article for clarity, validity, and sound methodology.

Laboratory Phonology utilizes a single-blind review process. Reviewers know the authors' identities, but authors do not know the reviewers' identities.

Reviewers are asked to provide formative feedback, even if an article is not deemed suitable for publication in the journal. Reviewers are asked to finish their assessments within four weeks.

After the Associate Editor has received all reviews, (s)he will make a final decision on the manuscript, in collaboration with the General Editor. They will send a report to the corresponding author, which includes the text of the reviews. Reviewers will receive a copy of this report. If the final decision is that the article has to be revised, the authors are invited to submit a revised manuscript in a timely fashion. The revised submission is normally considered by the same Associate Editor, and, if it is again sent out for review, by at least one of the original reviewers who evaluated the original submission. In most cases, the review process for revised submissions is otherwise the same as for original submissions.

After a final accept or reject decision is made on the paper, all reviewers will be notified of the decision. 

Section Policies

Journal article

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed
Regular articles and articles for special collections.

Editorial

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

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