Review Process

JUCR promotes and encourages the exchange of knowledge in the diverse field of urban culture among scholars worldwide. Contributions may be academic research articles, reports of empirical studies or reviews of cultural events of artistic expression. JUCR endeavors to encourage and be supportive of the large diverse pool of authors whose English is their second language.

The review process shall ensure that all authors have an equal opportunity for publication.

Articles are typically only considered for publication in JUCR with the mutual understanding that they have not been published in English elsewhere and are not currently under consideration by any other English language journal(s). Occasionally, noteworthy articles worthy of a broader audience that JUCR provides, will be reprinted as a special feature or guest authore. Main articles are assessed and peer reviewed by specialists in their relevant fields. In general, material, which has been previously copyrighted, published, or accepted for publication elsewhere will not be considered for publication in the main article section of JUCR.

Review Details
JUCR employs a double-blind review comprised of 2 or more international reviewers experienced with non-native English writers.
All articles published in the journal will have been fully peer-reviewed by a minimum of two reviewers. Peer reviews follow an initial staff triage of incoming articles to cull those out of the scope of the journal or are of an unacceptably low standard of presentation.

Submitted articles will generally be reviewed by two experts with the aim of reaching an initial decision within a 2-3 months time frame in line with JUCR’s biannual - 6 month publication cycle. This allows time for a revision.

Reviewers & Process
The reviewers are identified by their solid record of publication as recommended by members of the editorial board. This is to assure JUCR’s contributors of fair treatment. Nominations of potential reviewers will also be considered. Reviewers determine the quality, coherence, and relevancy of submissions. The submissions will be categorized as follows:

Accepted for publication as is.
Accepted for publication with minor changes, no additional reviews necessary.
Potentially acceptable for publication after substantial revision and additional reviews.
Article is rejected.
A notice of acceptance will be sent to submitting authors in a timely manner.

The comments of the anonymous reviewers will be forwarded to authors upon request and automatically for articles needing revision so that it can serve as a guide. Note that revisions must be completed and resubmitted within the time frame specified. Late revised works may be rejected or added to queue of a future issue.

In cases where there is disagreement between the authors and reviewers, advice will be sought from the Editorial Board. It is the policy of the JUCR to allow a maximum of three revisions of any one manuscript. In all cases, the ultimate decision lies with the Editor-in-Chief.

JUCR’s referee policy treats the contents of articles under review as privileged information and will not be disclosed to others before publication. It is expected that no one with access to articles under review will make any inappropriate use of its contents.

The views expressed in articles published are the sole responsibility of the authors and not necessarily shared by the JUCR editors or Chulalongkorn University.