NCCU Law Review
In order to maintain the high quality of the NCCU Law Review, published by the Department of Law, National Chengchi University (hereinafter ‘the De-partment’), all manuscripts submitted shall be reviewed in accordance with the guidelines ascribed herein. The editorial board, including the editor-in-chief and six members, shall administer the reviews. The editor-in-chief shall be elected from among and by the Department’s full-time faculty members. Each of the Department’s six centers shall elect a full-time senior instructor to serve on the editorial board for the same tenure as the editor-in-chief.
The editorial board shall invite qualified instructors with appropriate expertise to conduct reviews, which must be anonymous bi-directionally. Journal arti-cles, conference papers and cross-strait research shall be reviewed by two re-viewers. In principle, for each manuscript one reviewer must be a faculty member from the Department. Other submissions shall be reviewed by one reviewer. Manuscripts which are not in line with this Journal’s orientation shall be directly referred to the editorial board by the editors for a decision of refusal.
To the extent possible, all notes of a manuscript shall first be checked by a graduate student, and results shall be sent to the reviewer(s) together with the manuscript.
Reviewers should categorize a manuscript as ‘accepted for publication’, ‘not suitable for publication’, ‘accepted for publication only after revision’, or ‘re-reviewed after revision’. The editorial board should decide whether to publish a manuscript in terms of reviewers’ comments.
If manuscripts accepted for publication exceed the page limit of an issue, the editor shall, upon his discretion, make selections based on balance of fields and/or urgency.
Proof of publication or acceptance for publication, if requested, can be issued by the editor accordingly, but only upon the satisfactory completion of the re-view process.
The guidelines herein take effect upon the ratification by the Department’s Faculty Meeting.