The peer review process influences the professional growth and development of educational colleagues and enhances the quality of the research and information published in Christian Perspectives in Education. Review of all manuscripts is conducted impartially through blind process by members of the Peer Review Board and Editorial Review Board. At least two peer reviewers evaluate every manuscript.
Apply to be a Peer Reviewer
Practitioners and researchers who are interested in peer review should submit the Application for Peer Reviewers Word document to .
Guidelines for Peer ReviewersAn author submits a manuscript prepared for blind review and a member of the editorial review board screens the document to ensure that minimum requirements are met. The manuscript is then made available for review by designated peer reviewers, through a link on the CPE website.
Steps in the review process are as follows:
Step 1: Verify availability. The reviewer will receive via e-mail a request to review a manuscript for Christian Perspectives in Education. Within a 5-day period, reviewers are requested to verify their availability to review the manuscript. Reviewers follow the provided link and indicate whether they will or will not be able to review the manuscript.
Step 2: Review the Manuscript. Once a reviewer commits to review a manuscript, he or she will receive another e-mail with three URL links. The first URL link is to the manuscript that is to be reviewed. By clicking on the link in the email message, the Internet browser will open to a secure CPE Web page. On this page, the reviewer will see a link to the manuscript to be reviewed (e.g. MS word or PDF). The reviewer may click the link to open the document for review.
After reading the manuscript, the reviewer will click the second URL link to access this page and the forms below. The reviewer will complete the appropriate review form (select one below form based on the type of article reviewed and follow the preparation directions):
Note that each form has 4 parts:
- Part 1. Likert Scale Review (This is to be prepared as a Microsoft Word document along with the corresponding narrative. You will submit it online via the "Submit Review" Link.)
- Part 2. Narrative Review (This is to be prepared as a Microsoft Word document with the above checklist. You will submit it online via the "Submit Review" Link.)
- Part 3. Reviewer Recommendation (You will check off your recommendation online via the "Submit Review" Link.)
- Part 4. Cover Letter (This is to be prepared as a Microsoft Word document separate from Part 1, 2, and 3. This document will allow you to communicate privately with the editor. You will submit it online via the "Submit Review" Link.)
Please not that reviewer reports may be submitted as plain text, PDF, Microsoft Word, or RTF files. Only use the plain text option if the report has no special fonts, equations, figures or necessary formatting. Also note that the author(s) will see the reviewers report exactly as submitted. Microsoft Word or RTF reports will be converted to PDF format by the system. All identifying references in the properties of PDF files will be removed by the system. Please be sure to remove any identifying references within the report.
Step 3: Submit the Review. Once the review of the manuscript has been prepared, the reviewer will follow the second URL link in the e-mail and click "Submit Review." The reviewer will follow the submission directions on the Web page. When all reviews are completed and an editorial decision is reached for the article, the reviews and the decision will be made available to the author(s). The reviews will be made available exactly as the reviewer submitted.
If the reviewer has any questions or needs assistance, he or she should contact the CPE editors via the contact link.