Editorial Procedure

Electing editorial board
In departmental meeting, seven academic staffs, three of which are of the faculty of the department and others are external, would be elected to do the editorial board. The period of every editor is two years.
Deciding the referees.
Editorial board will meet to decide who will referee a particular article. The referees consist of two main referees and two back-up ones. The referees cannot be who has any of the characters below:
•Working with the submitter at the same department
 (e.g., department of philosophy, NCCU)
•Supervising the submitter at moment
•Co-operating with the submitter in one and the same research project
Appointing the referees
Editors and editorial assistants send one article to two referees, who have been decided in the meeting. (It is a blind-referee procedure: the referees will not know who is the author of the article, and vice versa.)
Results of Submission
The results are classified into four types: accepted without correction, accepted with minor correction, correction and re-submission, and not accepted. The first two types are of A class; the latter two are of B class. If the results from two referees are of A class, then the article will be accepted and published eventually. If they are of B class, the article will not be accepted. If one of the referees classifies the article as A, and the other as B, then we will appeal to the third referee. If the third referee classifies it as A, then it will be accepted and published; if B, then it will be rejected.
After the process of refereeing, editor and editorial assistants will send referees’ comments to the submitter anonymously, informing the author of the accepted articles to do certain corrections or revisions, if any, on the basis of referees’ comments.
Editing, Printing, and Publishing
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