Double-Blind Peer Review Process

In double-blind peer review, both the reviewers and the contributors remain anonymous throughout the process. The editors work hard to eliminate conflicts of interest in the peer-review process.

The editorial team at the Journal of L.M. Montgomery Studies facilitates peer review by anonymizing contributions and corresponding with potential peer reviewers. Once blinded, contributions are shared with two experts within the field (for academic contributions, this ideally means one Montgomery expert and one expert in another relevant field such as, for example, fan studies or children’s literature, as appropriate; for other content types, this ideally means one Montgomery expert and one media expert, such as a creative writer or visual artist, as relevant). Occasionally, the editors receive contradicting peer reviewers’ reports. Ideally, the reviewer who had not recommended acceptance will read a revised version of the essay; otherwise, we request a report from a third reader.