Articles, review articles, and essays submitted to the Lidé města / Urban People journal are subject to double-blind peer review process, which can have one or two rounds. During this time, manuscripts are treated as confidential documents.
After submission, the authors are informed about the registration of the text by the editors within a week. The Editor-in-Chief has the right to recommend language, stylistic, structural, and content modifications to the manuscript prior to its submission for peer review. The Editorial Board as a collective body has the right to refuse the text before or during the review process or at any moment before publication in cases of inconsistency with the journal’s goals, non-compliance with academic standards, and/or poor quality of the manuscript, research misconduct, or violation of ethical principles.
Every submission accepted for the review process is evaluated by at least two independent reviewers. Reviewers follow objective scholarly criteria for review recommended by the journal (included in instructions for reviewers), as related to the content and structure of the text, and must indicate whether the submission should be a) published with minor or no changes, b) revised and resubmitted, or c) rejected. According to reviewers’ recommendations, the journal’s Editorial Board either accepts the text, returns it to the author(s) for revisions/rewriting, or rejects it. No more than two rounds of reviewing are possible; in the second round, additional reviewer(s) might be recruited for evaluation of the manuscript. Each round of the review process typically takes four to eight weeks. However, the journal takes no responsibility for possible delays caused by the reviewers.
The authors of the text are informed about the peer review results and the Editorial Board’s decision in written form, usually within eight weeks from the submission of the manuscript. If revisions of the text are required, the authors need to submit them within the time frame suggested by the Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board—usually within six to eight weeks for English editions. If required for official purposes, formal confirmation of submission or the acceptance of a manuscript for publication are provided upon request.
Reviews and reports are not subject to the peer review process. Decisions about the publication or revisions of these texts are made by the Editors-in-Chief and the Editorial Board; they may (anonymously) ask for academic input regarding these texts from external experts.