Editorial Policies

Collaborations seeks work that is clearly written and relevant to the Journal’s central theme, yet imbued with analytical and intellectual excellence. In this respect, the editorial review board shall consist of both leading scholars and respected practitioners. All manuscripts undergo a two-stage review process:

1. The editor and/or his or her representative will conduct a cursory review to determine if the manuscript is appropriate for inclusion in Collaborations by examining the relevance of the paper and its appeal to the Journal’s target readership. The editor may: a) reject the manuscript outright, b) request submission of a revised manuscript which will then be subject to a comprehensive in-house review, or c) forward the manuscript for review pursuant to the provisions of the following paragraph.

2. Collaborations operates a double-blind peer review process, meaning that authors and reviewers remain anonymous for the review process. The editor will send the manuscript to two reviewers. Once reviews are returned, the editor may: a) accept the manuscript without modification, b) accept the document with specific changes noted, c) offer the author(s) the opportunity to revise and resubmit the manuscript in response to the reviewers’ and editors’ comments and notations, or d) reject the manuscript.