L&O e-Book Manuscript/Chapter Review Process

General Procedures:
When a manuscript/chapter is submitted it will be sent to experts in the field for review. The author is encouraged to submit the names of researchers whose comments they would find valuable. The e-Book Guest Editor will e-mail the reviewers requesting a review of the submitted manuscript. If they agree to review the manuscript they are allowed four weeks to submit the review.

Guidelines for Reviewers:
Reviewers are asked to use the Proposal/Manuscript Submission and Review System to submit their reviews. The system will guide the reviewer through the review submission process. Reviews are confidential. Please send your review in two parts:

Part 1. General and detailed comments (sent to the author).
Review the manuscript for content accuracy and clarity. Make concrete suggestions for improvement, criticize specific points, figures, or tables, and identify sections that could be eliminated or modified.

Part 2. Recommendation to the e-Book Guest Editor (not sent to the author). Recommend to the Guest Editor what you believe the fate of the book should be (one of the four categories listed below).

Accept. This category is reserved for those manuscripts that do not require any substantive changes.

Accept with modifications. Indicate whether your recommended revisions are minor or major in scope, and whether you are willing to review the author's revision.

Reject with invitation for resubmission. The manuscript needs extensive modification. The author is invited to completely revise/modify and resubmit a new book for consideration. Include constructive criticism and recommendations for revision to justify decision.

Reject. The manuscript fails to meet the requirements for acceptance, and is not invited for resubmission. Include constructive criticism to justify decision.

The reviews along with the Associate Editor’s final recommendations will then be sent to the e-Books Editor for final acceptance and subsequent posting.