The editor makes the decision to publish an article based on the conclusions of reviewers. The editor ensures that articles are reviewed anonymously and objectively, and that the decision to publish an article is made solely on the basis of the article’s content. The editor must ensure the confidentiality of the peer-review process.

Principles and requirements

The Editorial Board of the peer-reviewed publication “Journal of the Institute of Latvian History” does not tolerate plagiarism or other unethical behaviour and will refuse any manuscript that does not fulfil these standards.

  • The Editorial Board must disclose any conflicts of interest.
  • The Editorial Board must evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content.
  • The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for forwarding the manuscript to two reviewers for blind peer-review. Each of them makes a recommendation to accept/reject or modify the reviewed manuscript. 
  • The Editorial Board is responsible for making decisions concerning publication of submitted manuscripts and certifies that any commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.