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Editorial Policies

Peer Review Process

As with the more traditional subscription journal publishing model, all articles go through the peer review process. Readers and the academic community at large are able to continue the peer review process after online publication, using MLO’s interactive comments feature and article-level usage metrics. They can also ‘share’ links to articles through twitter, facebook, google and linkedin etc.

Guide for Reviewers – Modern Languages Open

MLO operates a blind peer review system, so all authors should have removed any personal information identifying themselves from their submission (including 'properties' from Word documents) . If they have not, please let the Section Editor concerned know.

If you feel you may have difficulty writing an objective review due to conflict of interest, please also let the Section Editor concerned know.

Comments for the author

Please identify the major contributions of the submission, its strengths and weaknesses, and suitability for publication in MLO. Please include general and specific comments.

Please address the following:
•    Appropriateness for section and interest/importance to readers
•    Originality
•    Degree to which conclusions are supported
•    Organization and clarity
•    Cohesiveness of argument
•    Conciseness and writing style
•    Whether material should be moved to the appendices

Please remember to support your general comments with specific evidence.

 

Section Policies

Articles

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

View Points

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Letters to Editor

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Invited Reviews

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Response Pieces

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Commentary

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Articles - French and Francophone

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Articles - Chinese/Asian Languages

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Articles - German Studies

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Articles - Hispanic Studies

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Articles - Italian

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Articles - Portuguese & Lusophone

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Articles - Russian & Eastern European Languages

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Articles - Comparative Literature

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

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