Editorial Policies

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Peer Review Process

All accepted submissions are double blind peer reviewed.

Reviewers perform a valuable service to the academic community. 

We value the contributions made by Reviewers in the peer-review process that assist us in achieving our goal of publishing high-quality content in a timeous fashion. 

Research Articles and Review Articles are subject to peer review. Manuscripts first undergo an assessment by the editors for compliance and suitability. If a manuscript is deemed suitable for peer review, potential Reviewers are invited by the Editor or Associate Editor. Potential Reviewers are first sent an invitation to review which includes the abstract of the manuscript and the Guidelines to Reviewers. Only once an invitation to review is accepted, is access to the manuscript provided, via a link in the confirmation email.

A Reviewer’s approach should be collegial, both in purpose and tone. Reviewers should focus their comments, whether positive or negative, on the content of a manuscript and not on the authors.

Reviewers should have expertise in the topic addressed in the manuscript. We ask Reviewers to provide the Editors with an expert opinion on the quality and suitability of the manuscript AND provide feedback (with track changes in the review version of the article, if possible) to the authors that will help them improve their work, which is the ultimate goal of the peer-review process.

Reviewers should not shy away from identifying weaknesses, but should not be unduly critical. Criticism must be constructive and given with the intent of improving the manuscript for publication.

Reviewers should not restrict comments to negative or weak aspects of the manuscript – strong and positive features should also be indicated.


Open Access Policy

Per Linguam provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Per Linguam is an Open Access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of Open Access.


Digital Preservation

Per Linguam. This journal is in the process of migrating from the Stellenbosch University preservation platform to the PKP PN (Preservation Network) platform.



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