Review Process


All submissions are evaluated by a double-blind, peer-review process. Prior to dissemination to the reviewers, the Editor or editorial staff will conduct a preliminary appraisal for content, substance, and appropriateness to the journal. If the manuscript is clearly inappropriate, the author will be informed, and the manuscript returned. Appropriate manuscripts will be sent to two reviewers for blind evaluation. Although there is an attempt to match manuscripts and reviewers according to content, interests, and topical relevance, the broad focus of the journal dictates that papers be written for applicability to a wide audience. 

Review Outcomes

Utilizing feedback from the peer review process, the Editor will make a final publication decision. The review process may take 6 weeks or more depending upon the outcomes of the reviews. Decision categories include: 


  • Reject - Rejected manuscripts will not be published and authors will not have the opportunity to resubmit a revised version of the manuscript to CJUR.
  • Revise and Resubmit – Manuscripts receiving a revise-and-resubmit decision have value but need significant revisions prior to receiving additional consideration for publication.
  • Accept Pending Revisions - Manuscripts receiving an accept-pending-revisions decision will be published in CJUR under the condition that minor modifications are made. Revisions will be reviewed by an editor to ensure necessary updates are made prior to publication.

Identifying Information

To facilitate the masked portion of the manuscript review process, the author’s name and other identifying information should NOT appear anywhere on the manuscript (including the title page); the manuscript should be written in a generalized fashion that does not directly divulge authorship or institutional affiliation.


All correspondence concerning manuscripts should be directed to the Editor of CJUR. The Editor will direct all correspondence to the lead author; the lead author is responsible for sharing communications with other authors. Beyond communication concerning the review, manuscripts accepted for publication may require additional correspondence to complete copyediting and typesetting. 

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