Manuscripts are received by the managing editor and assigned to the appropriate section editor(s). All manuscripts are internally reviewed for suitability to the journal and conformity to the scholarly and reporting standards of the field. Following this review, corresponding authors may be contacted with questions or requests. Authors may also be notified that the journal does not wish to pursue publication of the manuscript.
After completing the internal review process, manuscripts for feature articles are sent for double-blind external peer review. Reviewers are asked to follow the COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers. The reviewer’s identity is not revealed to the author or to other reviewers. Manuscripts for all other sections of the journal undergo review by internal and, when applicable, guest editors.
Publication Decisions and Revisions
Most internal review decisions are made within 30 days of receipt of the manuscript, with notifications made via email. The peer review process usually takes up to an additional eight weeks. Most manuscripts require revisions before they are accepted. Using feedback from the peer reviewers and staff editors, authors receive revision instructions via email. Revised manuscripts should be submitted through the journal’s manuscript management system with a point-by-point response to the reviewers’ and editor’s comments.
Once accepted, all manuscripts are edited for content and overall presentation, not merely for grammar and correct style. During editing, authors should be prepared for further revisions. Requested revisions at this stage may address presentation, completeness, clarity, and/or balance. Revisions may also include stylistic changes to conform with scholarly guidelines and journal standards. Authors are required to ensure the accuracy of the final, edited version and must consult with all co-authors or obtain their advance authority to approve the final version on their behalf.
Once the editing phase is completed, the article is placed into layout. In this phase, the managing editor will proofread the final materials and may correct errors in syntax or problems created due to typesetting. Authors will be consulted on any substantive changes. Discretionary and non-error-related changes are discouraged at this stage of production.
Manuscripts are published to the journal website on a biannual publication schedule. An email with highlights and links to the issue is sent to subscribers upon publication. Articles may also be promoted by the journal on its social media outlets.
Corrections, Retractions, and Plagiarism
Honest errors that are a normal part of research and publishing require correction when detected. When a correction is warranted, the journal will work with the author(s) to correct the article. A correction notice will be prominently displayed with the corrected article, detailing the changes and the date they were made. Misconduct, plagiarism, or errors serious enough to invalidate a paper’s results and conclusions may require retraction.
Panorama uses COPE’s definition of plagiarism: “when an author presents the work of others (data, words or theories) as if they were the author’s own and without proper acknowledgment.” Accusations of plagiarism will be investigated by the Editors and will follow the flowcharts established by COPE. In general, Panorama publishes original content that has not been published elsewhere.
Warranties and Statements
In exchange for publishing the work in Panorama, the authors represent and warrant that they are the sole creators of the work, that (barring exceptional circumstances explained upfront to the editors) it is original and has not appeared elsewhere, and that they are owners of all rights, titles and interests in and to the work, including the complete and undivided copyright interest to the work. The authors represent and warrant that they have not granted any person any interest, including permissions, licenses or assignments, in the work that conflicts with the rights, titles and interests granted here. To each author’s knowledge, the work does not infringe the copyright or other intellectual property rights of any person nor defame, slander or libel any person nor invade the privacy or other like rights of a person. The authors represent and warrant that they either have express written permission to any third-party content used in their submission or that they have a good-faith belief that the works they are using are in the public domain, that their use is a fair use, or that they are using works under an appropriate Creative Commons (or other open-content) license.