Language Policy

The Editors will only consider papers for publication that are written in advanced English. It will be the sole responsibility of the authors to ensure high linguistic quality. For meeting this end, authors whose first language is not English will be asked to have their papers language-edited by a native speaker with a sound background in the social sciences at the authors’ expenses.

Successful performance of language editing does not guarantee by itself that the paper will be published, but is meant as a means of improving the intelligibility of its academic content for editors, peer reviewers, and the readership of the Journal.

The authors will be required to agree to these terms by ticking the respective box in the submission questionnaire.

Regardless of this mandatory language editing, proof-reading  – as a last step prior to publishing the issue – may include a final check by a native speaker commissioned by the Editorial Office.