Logia Prepare to Publish

Purpose:

Logia “Prepare to Publish” (P2P) aims to help women scholars from all over the world to develop their excellence through a peer-review feedback process on their written work. If you do not have a regular opportunity to receive feedback on your writing, have received a rejection on a piece you have submitted to a journal and are worried about resubmitting, or if your first language isn’t English, P2P is for you.

Women who are either in a Ph.D. divinity programme or within five years of having completed a Ph.D. in a divinity discipline can submit their articles to Logia before submission to a journal (it can also be a “revise and resubmit”). While we cannot guarantee publication, by receiving peer-reviewed feedback before submission to a journal, we hope that women will be able to strengthen their academic writing and their chances for publication.

Process:

The review process involves two potential tiers of feedback. Upon submitting a completed article (up to 8,000 words, excluding footnotes) and a short form through the “submit my article” link below, the scholar’s article will be reviewed and sent to a member of the Logia P2P editorial team, who is also a St Mary’s postgraduate student, for blind review. That reviewer will provide feedback especially pertaining to grammar, clarity, and strength of argument, which will be returned to the scholar. The scholar can then decide whether to integrate that feedback and resubmit the article for further review. This further review will involve the initial reader confirming that the revisions were made and supporting the article moving on to the second tier of feedback.

In the second tier, feedback will be provided by a ‘consulting expert.’ This will be an established scholar in the discipline within which the early-career scholar is writing. The expert will read the article once and provide additional feedback. They may also recommend to the scholar where she might send the revised article. If they recommend it for a journal on which they serve in a leadership capacity, the consulting expert will need to ensure the article does not have an unfair advantage. The only request for the early-career scholar is that she includes a footnote acknowledging the input from the P2P process and the expert consultant in her paper (if it is published).

Articles will need to be written in English and will be accepted for feedback on a quarterly basis that best fits the academic calendar for St Andrews postgraduate students. Thus, the dates for submission are as follows: 1 February; 1 May; 1 August; 1 November. The first tier of feedback would be provided within one month of the quarterly deadline.

If you fit the criteria above and would like to submit your article (which can also be an article you have submitted for publication but which received “revise and resubmit” feedback), please click the submit button below. To ensure the data is protected, you will need a google account to access this form.

SUBMIT MY ARTICLE