Journal of Ibero-Romance Creoles

Editorial Policy Statement

Academic Integrity

To ensure a fair and substantive assessment of submissions, the Journal of Ibero-Romance Creoles (JIRC) adheres to a strict practice of double-blind peer review. Every submitted manuscript within the scope of the journal is reviewed by two or more specialists in the area of the submission.

Guest-edited issues or sections are subject to the same double-blind peer-review procedures.

Manuscripts submitted to JIRC must be original and may not be submitted for review to another journal at the same time the study is being considered for publication in JIRC. They must not incur in any form of research misconduct, such as plagiarism, miscitation, data manipulation or fabrication.

Should such a practice be discovered during the review or production process, the article will be immediately rejected. Should the editors be made aware of any potential misconduct relating to a published article, the board of editors will study the case and, if evidence of misconduct is found, the article will be removed and the author(s) prevented from resubmitting to the journal. 

Publication frequency

JIRC is published online as a continuous annual volume. Research articles approved for publication will be made available as soon as they are ready, to avoid any delays in making the contents available to the public.

JIRC welcomes thematic collections of articles. These will either be published as part of the annual volume or, on the editors’ discretion, as a special issue.  

Non-commercial enterprise

JIRC is a scientific journal produced by scholars in a collegial spirit and has no commercial ambitions. Therefore: 

  1)     no submission, article processing or article publication charges are levied;

 2)     access to published articles is entirely free;

 3)     JIRC accepts no advertising on its pages.

Open-access policy

JIRC provides open access to its content online, based on the understanding that making research publicly available free of charge is the best way to ensure the flow of scientific knowledge around the world.

Authors of published articles retain copyright, without restrictions; by submitting their article to JIRC, authors grant JIRC non-exclusive publication rights to publish the article. JIRC retains copyright of the final formatted electronic version of the published article and makes it freely available under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 4.0) license. 

Self-archiving and deposit policy

After publication, authors are free to deposit the final electronic article in their institutional repositories and/or open-access archives, as well as post it on their webpage or profile. No embargo is required. Whenever possible, a link to the original published article should be added and JIRC referenced.