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The Catholic Voyage: African Journal of Consecrated Life (TCV-Africa) is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes high-quality and scholarly and other articles on matters relating to Consecrated life.
Papers submitted to TCV-Africa are assumed to be original work that has not been published previously and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
TCV-Africa has a double-blinded peer-review process for academic articles. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two anonymous or independent reviewers.
Normally a reviewer is given not more than six weeks to review the paper. The reviewers’ comments as well as recommendations regarding an article’s form may be passed on to the corresponding author and may also include suggested revisions.
The managing editors make the final decision on including or excluding an article submitted for publication.
Manuscripts that are not approved for publication will not be returned to the submitting author in any format.
Duties of Reviewers
Importance of Peer Reviewing
Peer review is an essential part of formal communication, and lies at the heart of the scientific method. Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and may also assist the author in improving the paper. The job of the reviewer is critical to ensuring that the quality of a paper/article to be published meets the minimum requirements for a scholarly publication in line with the TCV-Africa publications.
Any selected reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a paper, or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse themselves from the review process. If a selected reviewer agrees to review a paper, they should then adhere to timelines set by the Editor.
Any papers received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the Editor.
Standard of Objectivity
A review should be conducted objectively, personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. References should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Reviewers are encouraged to comment on ethical questions and possible research misconduct raised by submissions (e.g. unethical research design, insufficient detail on patient consent, or protection of research subjects).
Acknowledgment of Sources
Reviewers are encouraged to be alert to redundant publication and plagiarism, reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the Editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
Disclosure and Competing Interest
We request that reviewers who recognize a potential competing interest inform the editors or journal staff as soon as possible so that we can find another reviewer; they should recuse themselves if they feel that are unable to offer an impartial review. We will be happy to send him/her another article to review in the future.
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they or their organization or institution have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, organization, or institutions corrected to the papers.
Open Access Policy:
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
This journal publishes one issue in print each year.
TCV-Africa is a great platform for encouraging online visibility of African and International researches, researchers and authors. It allows multiple journals of different researchers to come together under one host. Its website hosts and indexes academic journals from tertiary institutions, and from organizations/associations.
TCV-Africa welcomes well-researched articles on historical and contemporary issues from any area of ecclesiastical disciplines as well as human through Open Journals System and social sciences in so far as they relate to any aspect of Consecrated Life and Society of Apostolic Life, especially in African context. Thus, it welcomes articles concerning Sacred Scriptures, Theology, Canon Law, Spirituality, Philosophy, History and cultural heritage of the Church; Education, Health Care, Anthropology, Sociology, psychology, Social communications; Religion, Culture, inculturation, human development.
Moreover, the journal presents sections on book reviews, Documentation, and pertinent reports.
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THE CATHOLIC VOYAGE: African Journal of Consecrated Life by Conference of the Major Superiors of Nigeria is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY) 4.0. Based on a work at www.tcvafrica.org
The Catholic Voyage is an open access journal: this means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution and organization. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, reproduce, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without restriction or asking prior permission from the publisher or the author in any medium, provided the integrity of the work is respected and the original work is properly acknowledged and cited. (This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access).
print ISSN: 2659-0301