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Thesis abstracts are to be sent to the Editor and in principle do not need reviewing; but Authors are kindly requested to make sure that the English is correct before submitting the manuscript. Thesis abstracts should not exceed 750 words; figures and tables are not accepted.
In order to ensure acceptable standards and minimize delay in publication, a modification of the conventional refereeing system has been devised for Ancient TL:
Articles can be sent directly by Authors to a member of the Reviewers Panel chosen on the basis of subject matter, but who is not in any of the Authors' laboratories. At the discretion of the Editor, Reviewers who are not listed in the Panel may be used.
The reviewing system aims to encourage direct dialogue between Author and Reviewer. The Editor should be kept advised of the progress of articles under review by sending her copies of all correspondence. She is available for advice where reviewing difficulties have arisen. Authors whose native language is not English are required to have their manuscript revised for English before submitting it.
We ask Reviewers to specify (where required) the minimum of revision that is consistent with achieving a clear explanation of the subject of the paper, the emphasis being on rapid publication; Reviewers are encouraged to make comments for publication. Where a contribution is judged not to meet an adequate standard without substantial modification, the Author will be advised that the contribution is not suitable for publication. Articles that are not considered to be of sufficient interest may also be rejected.
When agreement concerning an article has been reached:
The Reviewer informs the Editor, including comments for publication (if any).
The Author should send a final electronic version of the paper to the Editor according to the instructions above.
If the article has not been rejected, but agreement on its final form cannot be reached, or where there are protracted delays in the reviewing process, the Editor may request an assessment from the Reviewer, whereupon responsibility passes to the Editor.
If an article is rejected, the Editor and Author will both receive a notification from the Reviewer, with an indication of the reason for the rejection.