Editorial procedures

Upon receipt of a manuscript, the editors seek counsel of referees, who are selected as representatives of the informed readership that the paper addresses. However, if the editors consider that the paper is not unsuitable for Analele Universitatii din Craiova. Seria Geografie, it will be rejected without external review.

Referees are requested to comment critically on the validity and importance of the paper, and they are asked their opinion concerning the degree of interest of the paper for the readers of for Analele Universitatii din Craiova. Seria Geografie. Referees submitting reports are asked to provide reasons for recommending publication, revision of manuscript by authors or rejection. The editors also appreciate any suggestions of the referees directed toward improvements in style, grammar, completeness of references, etc. Each manuscript is peer reviewed by two referees. The name and affiliation of the author(s) are not made public to the referees.

Upon receipt of the referees’ reports, the editor evaluates them and makes a decision concerning procedure. The few papers receiving favourable reviews are posted on the web site of the journal immediately. The papers that must be revised by the author are returned to the corresponding author, together with the main recommendations and criticism. Referee reports are advisory to the editors, but are also transmitted by the editors to the authors, and so should be written in a collegial manner. The identity of the referees is not mentioned to the author(s). When resubmitting the paper, the author(s) should also submit the resubmission form, with a summary of the changes made to the paper. When the manuscript is resubmitted after the first round of referee reports, the editor may take any of a variety of actions. Of course, the editor may find the authors’ response and revisions persuasive and therefore approve publication.