Limina employs a rigorous double-blind academic review process. Therefore the identity of both author and reviewer is kept hidden from each. In this way the reviewer cannot form any particular view about the author of a work, and so may proceed to evaluate it on its own internal merits. Authors are therefore strongly advised to remove all identifying features from their paper in order to better ensure the integrity of the double-blind process.
Upon receipt of an article submitted to Limina, the editor-in-chief, in consultation with the associate editor, will (by an initial read of the work) determine if the work meets the general criteria of publication at Limina, meaning they will determine whether the article at least falls within the scope of the journal.
If the managing editors determine that the article falls within the scope of the journal, they will then distribute the article to the staff editor whose expertise best matches the field of study within which the article is conceived. This reader will determine whether the submission holds itself to the highest standards of academic scholarship, clarity of writing and conception. They will also determine if the article is of sufficient merit to warrant formal peer review by Limina. The article may be rejected at this point.
Should the article be deemed admissible to Limina and of sufficient merit to warrant formal review, the submission is then distributed by the relevant editorial board member(s) to the appropriate set of referees/reviewers of their choosing. At least two, possibly three or even up to four, referees will be selected by the relevant Editorial Board member (who will then act in a supervisory role, overseeing the process for the article being reviewed).
Referees will then decide on the relative merits and outstanding problems of the paper, and submit a report back to the supervisory editors with any one of the following recommendations: (1) accept without revision; (2) accept but revise with minor changes; (3) revise with major changes and resubmit; (4) reject.
Communication of the decision of the referees (reject, revise and resubmit, etc.) to authors should occur within six to eight weeks following acknowledgment of submission into Limina by the chief editor.
Final publication in Limina is at the ultimate discretion of the chief and associate editors, with significant input possibly from the Editorial Board as a whole, and is also conditional upon the positive acceptance of the referees after all required or relevant revisions have been satisfactorily completed.