Focus and Scope
We accept academic articles from the humanities, the sciences, and the social sciences. They must be written by a MTSU undergraduate student, a MTSU graduate student, or a recent alumnus.
Since we actively encourage submissions, if you have any doubts about a potential submission, please contact us for more information!
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Peer Review Process
ALL ARTICLES undergo a double-blind peer review process from two separate reviewers, which usually entails subsequent revision before final acceptance. In double-blind peer review, authors and reviewers remain anonymous, which ensures objectivity.
PEER REVIEWERS primarily examine a paper's argument, evidence, logical and stylistic consistency, and the ability of a paper to answer and meet potential counter objections. Peer reviewers will look for ways for revision to "deepen" or extend a paper's argument. A peer reviewer's commentary will generally consist of "global"-level changes, unless the reviewer decides to give general commentary about the academic style of the piece. "Local"-level commentary will occur in the proofing stage.
Generally, most submissions go through multiple revisions -- but we'll work to eventually publish all authors willing to undertake those revisions.
FACULTY REVIEWS, checking for discipline-specific quality assurance, handle the article after the peer reviewers have given their approval. Once the article passes this stage, it then heads to proofreading and copyediting.
Initial response time: is usually less a month. This includes receiving feedback from both peer reviewers, after which the author works with the editor-in-chief or associate editor.
Entire process time: about 2-5 months. The time usually depends on the number of revisions as well as how quickly peer reviewers and copy editors complete their tasks. Submissions which meet the Fall deadline stand a significantly higher chance of inclusion in that year's issue.
Scientia publishes one issue annually.
Open Access Policy
Scientia is an open-access journal. By making research freely available, we help support the greater global exchange of knowledge.
Names and e-mail addresses will never be shared with any agency or individual outside of Scientia et Humanitas.
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