Paradoxum upholds the highest standards of scholarship. All submissions are subjected to a double-blind peer-review process by specialists in relevant disciplines.
The editorial staff, the Volume Editor, members of the Editorial Board, and members of the Council ensure content meet the standards of the journal, and they oversee a rigorous vetting and double-blind peer-review process.
All submissions to Paradoxum are subjected to a double-blind peer-review process. First, submissions are reviewed by Paradoxum’s editorial staff and Volume Editor, who judge the manuscripts’ appropriateness for the journal. If the manuscript proceeds beyond the initial review, it continues to Editorial Board members, composed of a diverse and distinguished membership of active participants in the CSC and who are contributors to scholarship in their respective fields and experts in religion as it intersects with their discipline. Upon the Editorial Board members’ recommendation for peer-review, the manuscript proceeds to double-blind review by two subject-specialist scholars. Reviewers do not know the identity of the author of the submitted work, and the reviewers’ identities remain confidential. Reviewers give their recommendation for 1) acceptance without revision, 2) contingent acceptance with revisions, 3) revision and resubmission, or 4) rejection.
All invited content is reviewed by volume-specific Council Member classes composed of CSC section committee members with scholarly expertise in disciplines relevant to the volume theme. For volume 2, which will deal with the theme of a livable world, members of the Council will be drawn from CSC section committee members with expertise in sustainability studies and related areas. The formally constituted Council serves as an official vetting body for content that is invited, and therefore not subjected to double-blind peer-review, to ensure that it meets the highest standards of scholarship for publication in the journal.