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Any undergraduate from any university from any country!

Anytime! If you would like to have the chance to feature in our second issue, then please submit your manuscript by 15/11.

By clicking the “Submit” in the header. Or here!

Undergraduate dissertations and projects that have already been handed in to your institution may be submitted. This is to prevent dissertations or projects undergoing peer-review before they have been submitted as part of the author’s degree. These types of submissions should ideally be made after the author has graduated and received a mark/grade on their work.

Authors must have explicit authorisation(s) from their supervisor or anyone who helped produce the dissertation or project by providing any unpublished data sets, findings, analyses, or any third-party material. However, if you have used your own primary data, you do not need permission from your supervisor. If you are unsure, it is best to check with your supervisor and/or get in touch! If a signed statement is required, please include and attach this within the cover letter.

If the Editorial Board has any concern that the author (who is a student of the University of Cambridge) may be going against the Code of Ethics or our submission policies, we retain the right to take the matter up with the University of Cambridge.

Manuscripts submitted to the journal should not be considered by any other journals at that time.

Supervision essays that have been adapted (i.e., longer word length and revised post-supervisor comments) may be submitted, particularly if they have received high marks. It is in the author’s best interest to ensure any content within the published manuscript is not reutilised in any formal examination or other publication. As CJHB is in the public domain, the University and other publishing journals may use plagiarism software(s) which will check against our publications, too. We do not hold any responsibility for any plagiarism found within University examinations.

Manuscripts submitted to the journal should not be considered by any other journals at that time.

Please continue discussions with the Associate Editor that is overseeing your peer-review process as much as possible. If you are still unsatisfied with the outcome, please get in touch with the Managing Editor of the relevant section. Make it explicit that this will be your intention with the Associate Editor, too. The Managing Editor will have the final decision and matters cannot be taken up further.

We have faith that our editors have relevant expertise in the area that your manuscript may fall within. All our editors and reviewers are trained in the process of peer-review. More likely than not, if both reviewers, the Associate Editor, and the Managing Editor cannot understand your manuscript or all recommend major revisions, your manuscript is not likely to be appropriate for publication. Whilst the journal is committed to maintaining a high standard of manuscripts which may cover complex ideas, theories, methods etc., we expect all our manuscripts to be accessible to any type of reader. Clarity is crucial for manuscripts.

Firstly, we are sorry to hear that you have been dissatisfied with the process.

If you believe there is a conflict of interest or if you have received abusive or non-constructive feedback, please get in touch with the Managing Editor and/or Editor-in-Chief, immediately.

If you believe there to be an error with your published article, please get in touch with the Editor-in-Chief, immediately.

Any other issues, we recommend that you remain in contact with your Associate Editor. If the matter is still not resolved, we recommend taking this up with the Managing Editor and then the Editor-in-Chief, if necessary.

Is the peer-review blind?

Yes! All our manuscripts undergo a double-blind peer-review. That means that the author never finds out who their reviewers are and the reviewers only find out once the manuscript has been published!

Why do I need to suggest and veto editor(s)?

We recommend that you look at The Team and find appropriate associate editors that have relevant expertise and may confidently handle your manuscript and its subject material.

We ask you to veto any editors that may pose a conflict of interest.

What happens during peer-review? (simplified)

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