06 Sep Response from the EIC of the Journal of the History of International Law
[The following is a response from Anne Peters, the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the History of International Law]
The JHIL received this letter and had agreed towards the authors in writing to publish it in the JHIL as soon as possible.
Publication in JHIL does not imply any agreement or endorsement by the editors or by the academic advisory board of the opinions expressed in an article.
The selection of articles for the journal occurs through double blind peer review on the basis of their academic quality. In the case of the article on the Jamestown Massacre, the editors were able to obtain only one peer review report.
The editor-in-chief acknowledges that there were flaws in the review process and apologizes for this.
The JHIL has recently amended the selection and review procedure in order to strengthen the process.
The new authors’ guidelines containing the description of the review process can be found on the Journal’s website.