Peer Review Process for Intersection: A Journal at the Intersection of Assessment and Learning

AALHE Intersection follows a double-anonymous peer review, which means the reviewers and the author(s) are anonymous. The graphic and the information below describe the peer review process.

AALHE Peer Review Process

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1. Submission of Paper

The corresponding or submitting author submits the manuscript to Intersection: A Journal at the Intersection of Assessment and Learning using the "Submit via Scholastica" button below. This is an online submission system.

Submit to Intersection: A Journal at the Intersection of Assessment and Learning

2. Pre-Screening

The Editorial Board checks the manuscript’s composition and arrangement against the Intersection Submission Guidelines to make sure it aligns the general requirements. The quality of the content is not assessed at this point.

3. Peer Review

Editor-in-chief invites reviewers to review manuscripts. Potential reviewers consider the invitation against their own expertise, conflicts of interest and availability. They then accept or decline.

The reviewer sets time aside to read the manuscript several times. The first read is used to form an initial impression of the work. If major problems are found at this stage, the reviewer may feel comfortable rejecting the paper without further review. Otherwise they will read the paper several more times, taking notes so as to build a detailed point-by-point review. The review feedback is then submitted in the submission system, with a recommendation to accept or reject it – or else with a request for major or minor revision.

The editor-in-chief may invite an additional reviewer so as to get an extra opinion before making a decision.

4. Contact Author

The Editorial Board member considers all the returned reviews before making an overall decision and sends a decision email to the author including any relevant reviewer comments.

5. Accepted for Publication

If the manuscript meets all required revision, the authors will be notified that the manuscript is moving to Copy-Editing process.

6. Copy-Editing

In the Copy-Editing process, the Editorial Board member will improve readability, as well as ensuring that text is free of grammatical or APA style errors.

7. Final Formatting for Publication

The Intersection Leaders are responsible for final formatting. Authors will be invited to complete final check. Once there is no further editing needed, the manuscripts will be published and shared online.