All scientific essays undergo a double-blind peer review (both author and referee remain anonymous to one another).

The name of the author will be erased from all essays sent to the referee. The referees’ review will be communicated to the author in a completely anonymous format.

The referees have four possible options for every article:

Can the article be accepted for publication?

  • Yes, without revisions
  • Yes, with minor revisions
  • Yes, with substantial revisions
  • No

Peer Review Objectives

The objective of peer review is to individuate the most efficient method for judging, in the best and most impartial way, the quality of submitted essays. In the elaboration of the essay’s review, both the editorial board of ArNovIt and the referee will adhere to the following guidelines:

- Does the essay contain interpretative and/or philological innovations?  

- Could the essay be modified in order to highlight the central focus of its thesis?

- Could the coherence of its argument be improved?

- Which of the essay’s elements are disputable?  


The contents of the review are confidential. Authors submitting their essays for evaluation are prohibited from divulging the results of the peer review.

Referees and the editorial board have a serious and responsible commitment to discretion regarding the author and the scholarly community.