Peer Review

 

La rivista Sociologie si avvale di una procedura di referaggio a doppio cieco che segue gli standard internazionali ormai affermati, ovvero pubblica articoli sottoposti a procedura di "revisione tra pari" mediante procedimento di double blind peer review, in cui i revisori sono assolutamente indipendenti dagli autori e non affiliati alle medesime istituzioni. Gli articoli pubblicati nella sezione monografica e nella sezione libera ("Varia"), una volta ritenuti idonei dalla direzione della rivista e dai membri della redazione competenti sul tema specifico dell'articolo, sono resi anonimi e, tramite la piattaforma OJS della rivista, inviati ciascuno a due referee anonimi (il cui elenco viene reso pubblico in forma aggregata sulla piattaforma nelle modalità dovute) competenti sul tema. I referee si avvalgono di una "Scheda di referaggio" apposita presente sul sito della rivista, attraverso la quale possono, ad esempio, rigettare l'articolo, accettarlo solo a seguito di revisioni importanti da sottoporre a un'ulteriore lettura del refereee, accettarlo con revisioni minori, accettarlo nella forma in cui gli è stato sottoposto. La direzione della rivista, anche consultando la redazione nei suoi membri competenti sul tema, può assumersi la responsabilità di accettare alcuni articoli senza sottoporli alla procedura sopra indicata e giustificando la sua scelta in forma scritta poi archiviata. La rivista Sociologie aderisce al CRIS: Coordinamento Riviste Italiane di Sociologia ( http://cris.unipg.it/ ) e ne approva le indicazioni ( http://cris.unipg.it/documenti/elenco-dei-criteri-del-processo-di-referaggio/ ). La sezione visuale della rivista necessita invece di una procedura di referaggio a doppio cieco specifica, che è indicata per esteso nella sezione visuale di questa piattaforma. La sezione "Recensioni, Note critiche, Rassegne, Interviste", invece, non sottopone i testi a una procedura di referaggio, ma solo a un'attenta procedura di controllo da parte della Redazione. 

La Direzione della rivista sociologie è biennale (2020-2021, 2022-2023, 2024-2025 e così via...) ed è la direzione ad avere la responsabilità del buon andamento della procedura di referaggio, coadiuvata dalla Redazione. Il Comitato Scientifico ha una funzione di consulenza (su richiesta della Redazione) su tutti gli aspetti che riguardano la vita della rivista.

Publication Ethics

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