Culture, Practice & Europeanization (CPE) (ISSN 2566-7742) is a peer-reviewed platform for publishing research-based articles predominantly dealing with research into the multiplicity of social processes, interactions, and policies relating to Europeanization and international encounters in Europe. CPE is an open access journal. All contributions are made available for download upon publication. Perspectives may be interdisciplinary. Empirical, theoretical and conceptual texts of significant originality will be considered for publication. CPE publishes foremost full-length original articles, but will also consider original reviews, conference speeches, and notes in order to inform the research community of most recent developments. CPE welcomes contributions that seek to enhance understanding of social processes relating to internationalization and further trans-national activities and processes in Europe. Contributions may also be based on observations in settings outside of Europe that are (e.g. historically, politically, culturally) connected to European practices. This may relate, inter alia, to the field of research into trans-cultural encounters and communication, the internationalization of businesses and education, to migration, to the formation of attitudes towards Europe, or to comparative studies on social inequality and welfare. All methodological approaches are welcomed. CPE publishes at least biannually.
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We welcome proposals for special issues by guest editors. Acceptance of a proposed special issue depends on international relevance of the topic, the expertise of the authors and the quality of the proposal. Peer review of special issues will have to be approved by the editors.
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Special issues are issues of Culture, Practice & Europeanization that shed a specific focus onto a particular subject matter or field, for which the guest-editors hold a particular expertise. The task of the editors lies in authoring and circulating a call for papers, selecting the papers, and organizing the review process in line with the usual requirements of CPE. Before publication, the guest editors will hand over the final manuscripts and the reviews to the editors. Guest editors make sure that CPE‘s manuscript formatting standards are being implemented by the authors.
CPE is an open access journal. In accordance with the editors’ intention, open access publishing permits free access to academic publications. All articles in CPE are published under a CC-BY-licence.
The journal does not levy any article processing or submission charges.
Authors publishing in this journal retain the copyright and full publishing rights without restrictions.
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The following propositions aim to ensure good scientific practice throughout the publishing process and apply to the editors, peer reviewers and authors.
Responsibilities of editors In line with our aims and scopes, the CPE editorial board consists of recognized experts in the field as described in our aims and scopes. CPE provides the full names and affiliations of all members of the board. Contact information is available for all editors, as well as for editorial support, on CPE’s website. Unless prior written consent is given by the authors, no unpublished materials submitted to CPE may be used in an editor’s own research. Editors are not supposed to consider submissions for which they have a conflict of interests resulting from competitive, collaborative or any other relationship. The final decision over the publication of a submission lies with the editors. The authors´ identity is to remain confidential throughout the entire review process. The editors ensure digital preservation of access to the journal content through the German National Library within its web archive. CPE is an open access journal, and all issues can be accessed via CPE’s website. Contributions to this journal do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editors.
Responsibilities of reviewers The task of peer reviewers is to support the editorial process with topic-related expertise, and to support authors in making their paper publishable. Authors who publish in CPE agree to support the review process as reviewers in the future. CPE aims at turnaround-times of three months. If, for any reason, the reviewer feels unable to stick to this timeframe, they must notify the editors immediately. The reviewers agree to treat the manuscripts as confidential documents, which are not to be shown to others. Reviewers should not consider submissions for which they have a conflict of interests resulting from competitive, collaborative or any other relationship. Unless prior written consent is given by the authors, no unpublished materials submitted to CPE may be used in a reviewer´s own research.
Responsibilities of authors Authors must report results of their original research correctly by presenting underlying data in an accurate manner and by acknowledging their sources. Should authors retrospectively identify significant inaccuracies, they are to contact the editors to promptly correct the paper. Authors who submit to CPE may state conflicts of interests with potential reviewers.
CPE does not take any processing or submission charges nor publishing fees.
CPE applies double-blind review. Both the reviewer and author identities are concealed throughout the entire review process. We will usually involve two reviewers. We aim at turnaround times of 12 weeks. The editors review each initial submission and judge the general suitability for publication. Then the author either receives note of a desk reject without further explanation, or the publication is sent to the reviewers for double-blind review. Based on the written recommendation of the reviewers, the editors decide whether the submission should be accepted, rejected, or revised (minor or major revisions). We ask all authors to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not give away their identity. Reviewers are encouraged to mentor authors by providing constructive feedback as an avenue to publication, and to sufficiently motivate their decisions on manuscripts. Further, authors are asked to submit a detailed letter to the reviewers when responding to feedback, and to track changes in the original document.