I am part of a team working for the academic journal Hume Studies, which is
currently using an Open Journal Systems web interface. We are interested in
exploring possibilities for triple blind review, and I was wondering if editorial
process could accommodate that interest.
As the journal is currently set up, submissions are directed automatically to the
assigned section editors, rather than being directed first to the ‘editor’, who
would then send them along to section editors. This way, the section editor sees
the information about the authors of the submissions to which we want the section
editors to be blind.
I am wondering if the section editors could be blinded to the author information
if the submissions went first to the editor and then, from her, to the section
editors rather than going to the section editors directly. Would there be some
way, in other words, for the editor to remove the author information before she
sends the submission along to the relevant section editor?
I have a number of other questions which I could more effectively ask over a
telephone call. If there is a phone number available, I’d be grateful if you would
provide it in your reply to this query.