Peer Review Process
All submissions are initially reviewed by the Editor and the Assistant Editor. Manuscripts that do not fit the scope of the journal or meet the submission guidelines may be rejected at this initial stage without peer review. Submissions that pass the initial review stage are sent out electronically for peer review to 2-3 independent reviewers. Based on reviewer feedback and the editors’ discretion, a decision is made about the submission. Most submission decisions for manuscripts that pass the initial review stage will be made in 4-6 months. After a manuscript is accepted, the author must sign the Consent to Publish Form and the editors and author must agree upon all matters regarding the manuscript. Page proofs are provided via email. Authors are expected to respond to page proofs within 5 business days of receipt. Authors must review and approve page proofs (only printing errors can be corrected) before the manuscript’s official review process is complete. It is the author’s responsibility to thoroughly check page proofs. Delays in receipt of approved page proofs, Consent to Publish Forms, or copyright agreements may result in publication delays or removal of the manuscript from the publication cycle. Persons interested in becoming reviewers for Issues in Race & Society should contact Sandra L. Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org.