Review for STAR
Social Thought and Research seeks to publish research in a diverse range of perspectives and areas. We seek to publish manuscripts that appeal to a wide audience and across disciplinary boundaries. We hope that our reviewers also represent such a diverse audience and welcome additional reviewers from several disciplines and areas of research and expertise.
Reviewing an article entails reading the article in depth and assessing whether the article should be published in Social Thought and Research. It is customary to include written comments on the article to explain the reasons for the reviewer's decision as well as to show ways in which the manuscript can be improved. Social Thought and Research will mail an original copy of the manuscript to the reviewer. This will include a rating form, a blank form for comments (feel free to attach typed comments to the form), and a deadline for returning the comments. We usually want reviews back within one month. Our review process is double-blind and reviewers will not know the author's identity and vice versa.
Although we often give revise and resubmits, we try to encourage authors to publish in the upcoming volume.
If we have a sufficient body of reviewers, volunteer reviewers will not be asked to review more than a single article in a given academic year. In situations of extreme duress, we may request that a single reviewer deal with two articles. We will do everything that we can to avoid this and will try to space those two reviews out across the academic year.
All college faculty and advanced (post-MA) graduate students are welcome to review articles for STAR, as are those with comparable credentials (i.e. an MA or Ph.D. in a relevant field). If you would like to review for STAR, please provide us with a list of your qualifications.