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Peer review policy

Description of the service

As a rule, no text should be published unless it has gone through peer review. Even text written by a veteran writer can benefit from peer review.

For translations, this means that a second translator must review the translation.

For writing projects, another writer must act as copy editor.

Applicable standard

Standards page.

Documentation requirements

Administrative documents: 1) Approved quotation and/or purchase order and/or service cancellation notice; 2) upon delivery of the target document, a completion report with final billing (pursuant to the approved quotation or service order).

Target document: an exact copy of the source document with appropriate corrections incorporated into the text.

Other deliverables: the editor's report, unless the client chooses to omit the editor's report.

Source document

The source document is a document produced by a writer, translator or consultant employed by AA Nuncio LLC.

Ideally, the peer reviewer should have direct contact with the client and the author, translator or editor of the source document.

Target document

Format: The editor will deliver the target document in the same format as the original, unless the quotation specifies another format.

Typography: The editor must ensure the use of appropriate typographic symbols (as specified in the Unicode standard).

Style: The appropriate style for the source document depends on the process that led up to its creation. The peer reviewer will make sure that the translation, original writing or editing work complies with applicable international standards as well as the guidelines and standards established by AA Nuncio for translating, writing or editing.

Peer review/expert review

Peer review: If the client requests peer review without an expert review, the writer, translator or editor will deliver the source document to the peer reviewer and the client on or before the delivery date. Once the peer reviewer has completed the review (within the time specified in the respective quote), the peer reviewer must deliver the target document and other deliverables to the client, the editor-in-chief and the writer, translator or editor.

Expert review: If the client requests an expert review, the writer, translator or editor will deliver the target document to the peer reviewer and the client on or before the delivery date. Once the peer reviewer has completed the review (within the time specified in the respective quote), the peer reviewer must deliver the target document and other deliverables to the client, the writer, translator or editor, the expert reviewer and the editor-in-chief. Once the expert reviewer has completed the review (within the time specified in the respective quote), the expert reviewer must deliver the target document and expert's report to the client, the writer, translator or editor and the editor-in-chief.

Letters of comments: Writers can respond to the peer reviewer or expert reviewer through a letter of comments.