Peer Review Policy

The referees used by Prajñā Vihāra's for peer reviews are drawn from its editorial consultants and from other experts in various areas of philosophy and religious studies. Since the journal's mission since its inception more than 20 years ago has been to assist scholars in the region for whom English is a second language, the peer review process is not primary directed towards acceptance or rejection, but towards aiding in the improvement of articles for publication. The referees must treat an assigned manuscript with utmost confidentially during the peer review process; and it is a part of their responsibility to inform the Editorial Board when a legal violation by the author is suspected.  The evaluation of a manuscript is based solely on its academic merit and not on race, gender, sexuality, or religious and/or political orientation of the author.