Tambara Editing Procedure
- The Editorial Board announces a “Call for Papers” either in the form of poster or through information posted in the University website at least three months before the deadline of the submission of articles.
- Upon receipt of submission, the Editor writes to the Author to acknowledge receipt.
- The Editor reads the submitted article to identify the topic it addresses. She/he then decides which member of the editorial board has more background knowledge on the subject and transmits the article to the Editorial Board Member for initial evaluation.
- The Editorial Board Member examines the submission for substance, relevance, and readability. If she/he finds it has merit, she/he relays it back to the Editor who would then send the paper for blind peer review to at least two identified Subject Matter Experts, including the members of the International Advisory Board. The review process normally takes four to five weeks. ( See Peer Review Form)
- Upon receipt of the review results from at least two Peer Reviewers, the Editor relays the same to the Editorial Board Member concerned who would then consolidate the suggestions and recommendations. Regardless of the final recommendation of the Reviewers—outright rejection, publish after major revision, publish after minor revision, and publish as it is—the Editor then conveys the consolidated revision list to the Author.
- For submissions that are not rejected outright, a date indicating the re-submission of the revised article will be communicated to the Author. In cases of major revision, the Editorial Board may opt to send the revised submission to two Reviewers again before a final decision is made as regard its publication. Notwithstanding the role of Peer Reviewers, the final decision on whether or not a submission is going to be accepted for publication lies upon the Editorial Board.
- Once the Author has complied with the revision list, the Editorial Board reviews the paper for compliance and edits the paper to tighten organization and clarify details and language. The paper is also subjected to technical edits following Tambara’s manual of style. The Editorial Board then will have a meeting to decide on which volume and issue the accepted article will be published. The decision is communicated to the Author.
- On the first week of May and November, the Editorial Board meets up to check the list of articles scheduled for publication. Afterwards, the page proofs of the articles are sent to the Authors to check spelling, grammar, and other details. Substantial changes in the content of the article are no longer allowed. The Authors are given five days to do the proofreading after which the corrected proof is sent back to the Editor. If an Author fails to respond with correction, this is understood as his/her agreement to the edits as reflected in the page proof.
- The final corrected page proofs from the Authors are circulated to the other members of the editorial board for further comments. Every Editorial Board Member should be acquainted with the Authors’ final version of the second page proofs that will be subsequently sent to press for printing.
- Tambara comes out at the end of June and December. A week after the release of each issue, an Editorial Board meeting is held for evaluation of the printed issue.
This journal has borrowed the Bagobo word tambara to emphasize the commitment of the Ateneo de Davao University to serve as a Filipino, Catholic and Jesuit University.
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