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Editorial Policies

Peer Review Process

All publications in Rural Landscapes are peer reviewed. Submissions are initially assessed by an Editor, who decides whether or not the article fits the scope of the journal and is suitable for peer review. Submissions considered suitable are assigned to two independent experts, who assess the article for clarity, sound methodology/data analysis and validity of conclusions. Reviewers are selected by the assigned editor, with advice from the editorial board, ensuring that the selection is free from bias. For this reason, reviewers from the same institution or faculty as the author(s) of the manuscript are not invited for review.

Rural Landscapes operates a double-blind peer review process, meaning that authors and reviewers remain anonymous for the review process. The review period is expected to take around four to eight weeks. Reviewers are asked to provide formative feedback, even if an article is not deemed suitable for publication in the journal.

Based on the reviewer reports the editor will make a recommendation for rejection, minor or major revisions, or acceptance. Overall editorial responsibility rests with the journal’s Editor-in-Chief, who is supported by an expert, international Editorial Board.

Competing Interests

To ensure that all publications are as open as possible all authors, reviewers and editors are required to declare any interests that could appear to compromise, conflict or influence the validity of the publication. This process is designed to reinforce the readers' trust in the review process. The Competing Interests guidelines can be viewed here.

Corrections and Retractions

Amendments, Publisher's Notes, Correction Articles, Retractions or Withdrawals will all be dealt with in accordance with Stockholm University Presses Corrections Policy.

Section Policies

Research

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Commentary

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Editorial

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

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