About the Journal

About the Yearbook
The Yearbook of Translational Hermeneutics is the journal published by the research center Hermeneutik und Kreativität to bring translational scholarship and hermeneutics into conversation. Starting in 2021, the journal will be published on an annual basis. The research center is located at the Institute for Applied Linguistics and Translatology (IALT) at the University of Leipzig.

Ethics Statement
The journal's ethics policy is based on the guidelines published by COPE, the Committee on Publication Ethics.

Editors’ responsibilities
The editors have the overall responsibility for the journal's quality control and have the authority to accept a submitted manuscript for publication. More specifically, they commit to

  • giving prompt and unbiased consideration to all manuscripts received;
  • providing clear guidelines for manuscript submission and review;
  • protecting authors’ confidentiality and reviewers’ anonymity unless peer review will be conducted single-blind or non-blind;
  • not using unpublished information disclosed in submitted manuscripts in their own research;
  • ensuring that manuscripts submitted by researchers involved in the series’ editing process are also peer reviewed;

Authors’ responsibilities
Authors commit to submitting original research and to properly acknowledging the work and ideas of others. More specifically, they agree to

  • declare that their manuscript is not being considered for publication elsewhere, and will not be as long as the review process is ongoing;
  • participate in the peer review process and revise the manuscript accordingly;
  • provide, if necessary, information about where the data supporting the analyses or results presented in the manuscript can be accessed;
  • clarify all questions concerning authorship attribution before submitting the manuscript.

Peer reviewers’ responsibilities
Reviewers commit to providing an objective and informed assessment of the manuscript using the evaluation grid published on the series’ website. More specifically, they agree to:

  • explain and support their assessment in such a way that editors can understand the basis for their comments and authors can improve the quality of their manuscripts;
  • disclose any potential conflict of interest––professional, personal or financial––with authors, and avoid cases where such conflicts prevent an objective evaluation;
  • keep information obtained during the peer review process confidential and not use it for competitive advantage.