Peer-Review Process

All submitted manuscripts undergo an initial originality review and academic scope screening by the editorial board before being considered for peer-review. Studia UBB Digitalia uses a double-blind, editor-mediated and journal facilitated peer-review process. Review text remain the intellectual property of the reviewers and are not publicly disseminated or published. Submissions are typically initially sent to one peer reviewer, although more reviewers may be asked to add their opinion, in order to gain contrasting submission quality assessments. At the managing editor’s discretion, papers presented in the Book Review Section of the Journal may not be subject to peer-review but will still undergo a more detailed editorial scrutinising process before acceptance for publication.

Throughout the double-blind review process, both the reviewer and the author remain anonymous to each other. Reviewers are selected according to their expertise in their particular field. Submitted papers are reviewed by an independent reviewer and by our editorial staff. Reviewers will not be given access to the submission file until they have agreed to review it.

Reviewers are requested to evaluate whether the manuscript has already been published in another journal, is methodologically sound, contains results which are clearly presented and support the conclusions, contains an appropriate bibliography and makes a significant contribution to the field of digital humanities or connected disciplines. Reviewers judge each paper based on the following scale: Accepted with no revision; Accepted with partial revision; Accepted with major revision; Rejection. A decision is sent to the corresponding author, along with recommendations made by the reviewers. The editors are responsible for the final decision to accept/reject the manuscript.