Peer Review Process
articles and innovative practice articles are subject to double-blind peer
review by a minimum of two Reviewers.
Open Praxis will ensure global
representation in the choice of Reviewers.
proceeds to a first screening of the paper. If the submission does not match
the scope of the journal or does not meet the journal's quality standards, it
will be rejected without external peer-review.
Statement on publication ethics and
Open Praxis adheres to the Code
of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors -Committee on
authors to follow the International
Standards for Authors published by COPE - Commitee on Publication Ethics
(Wager, E. & Kleinert, S. 2011).
As part of
the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's
compliance with all of the following items related to publication ethics, and
submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
submission is original and has not been previously published, nor has it been
submitted to another journal for consideration.
- The text
adheres to the ethic, stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the
submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in
Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
In case of
plagiarism or if a paper is found not to be original, it will be rejected or
removed, as the case may be.
reviewers to follow the COPE
Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers
All Open Praxis articles are published under
a CC BY licence from
encourages authors to make the research objects associated with their
publications openly available. This includes research data, software, and
methodologies. This means that peer reviewers are able to better assess the
foundations of claims made, and the research community and wider public are
able to similarly validate authors’ work, and are more easily able to extend
and build upon it.
All Open Praxis content is indexed with
CrossRef and assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) and made publicly
available via the Initiative for Open Citations. This means that all of our
references are made available so that citations can be tracked by the
publishing community, and the content is added to the Cross-Check
All of our
article metadata is openly available for harvesting by indexing services via
OAI-PMH and the journal is registered with Open Archives.
Publishing Services Provider, Ubiquity Press, uses open, non-proprietary
standards for all of its content, meaning that it can be easily transferred to
archives and other publishers. All of our article XML is compliant with the
Journal Archiving Tag Suite (JATS) schema.
Ubiquity Press endorses and adhere to the NISO
Transfer Code of Practice, which ensures that when a journal transfers between
publishers, that librarians, editors, and other publishers are informed and