編輯政策

     本刊以人文的、文化的、思辨的精神,鼓勵多元視野的傳播學術研究。本刊亦試圖就新興的傳播議題或現象積極開發專題論壇,期望能對本土理論的發展和應用提供學術交流的平台。此外,本刊的編輯政策以服務學術社群為本,每篇來稿皆以高效率與專業性的編審流程加以處理,特色如下:

 
一、確實做到匿名審查
(一)只有負責聯絡的執行編輯與主編知道評審姓名與作者姓名。
(二)執行編輯寄出審查稿件時,會把可辨識身份的首頁、摘要頁(含中英文)等去掉。有時作者會在文中第一頁或最後一頁致謝詞,或註明出自某研究計劃。執行編輯亦會對此加以仔細檢查。
 
二、提供評審最便利的回函方式
(一)提供本刊專屬E-mail信箱與線上平台,請評審將評審意見直接擲回。
(二)收到評審意見後,由執行編輯立即回覆並感謝評審。
(三)為確保評審身份和意見之隱密性,避免以傳真方式寄回;但必要時可個別處理。
 
三、控管、提醒審查進度以保障投稿人權益
(一)儘可能在收稿後一週內寄出初審。
(二)評審初審時間約四週,可適度調整。
(三)初審評審比預期回覆其評審結果的日期晚一週時,執行編輯將聯絡提醒。
(四)初審評審延遲超過一個月者,將視情況考慮另覓評審。
(五)本刊會儘量於收稿日起的三個月內將初審意見擲回作者。
 

 Editorial Policies

Communication and Society provides a diversified communication research forum for humanistic, cultural, and analytical scholarship. The journal endeavors to present topics that concern the latest communication agendas and social phenomena. The journal serves as a platform for intellectual exchange that facilitates scholarly discussions on the development and application of local theory. The editorial policies of the journal also aim to serve the academic community by adhering to the following highly efficient and professional reviewing procedures.
 
1. Anonymous reviews of manuscripts
(1) The identities of the reviewers and the authors will be known only by the managing editor and editor-in-chief, who are responsible for maintaining contact with both parties.
(2) The managing editor will be responsible for ensuring that all reviews are double-blinded peer reviews. Authors’ names, institutional information, abstracts, and acknowledgements will be removed from all manuscripts before the managing editor sends them to the reviewers.
 
2. Efficient and effective reviewer platform
(1) The journal provides a personal e-mail address and online platform for reviewers to provide their comments directly.
(2) Upon receiving their comments, the managing editor will reply as soon as possible to the reviewers in order to thank them for their efforts.
(3) To ensure the confidentiality of the reviewers and their comments, the manuscript reviews will not be sent via fax except under unusual conditions.
 
3. Tracks the review process to ensure the authors’ rights
(1) The journal aims to send all manuscripts for the first review within one week of their acceptance for publication.
(2) The first review will take approximately four weeks, which may be adjusted.
(3) If the first review is not completed by the expected, the managing editor will be responsible for reminding and informing.
(4) If the first review requires more than one month to complete, other reviewers may be sought on a case-by-case basis.
(5) The journal will endeavor to send the author the first reviewers’ comments within three months from the date that the manuscript is received.
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