Authors who do not have much experience with international publishing can take part in the Centaurus Mentorship Program. This program offers authors the experience of supervision or mentorship by world class experts in the field, which is a unique service that brings the best advice to scholars from all backgrounds. The program will help upcoming authors navigate the publication process and the peer review system. It is intended to make the journal more attractive for publication to new international authors.
When authors submit an article, they will be asked whether they would like to make use of the mentorship program and they can select a mentor from the editorial board. In the initial stages, the selected mentor would answer questions about the journal’s processes and about international publishing in general. Mentors may also do a first quality review before the manuscripts are forwarded to referees, and may advice the author to resubmit an improved version of their text. Note that mentors will not correct stylistic or linguistic problems, nor will they actively rewrite or make changes directly to the text. Later in the publication process, mentors may help interpret the referee reports and give guidance for how to address the reports and how to improve the manuscript.
Also in the context of the mentorship program, Centaurus will adhere to our strict conflict of interest policy and the mentor will have no access to or influence on the double blind review and decision process. The mentorship program will be supervised by an Associate Editor and the Editor-in-Chief and is put in place to guard and enhance the journal’s rigorous publication quality standards.