Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Manuscripts are invited that focus on the application of hermeneutics as guiding research inquiry into topics and issues connected to professional practice disciplines.  Accounts of research, theoretical, philosophical, and conceptual discussions of practice related topics are encouraged.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Submissions will be reviewed by two reviewers in a double blind process. Reviewers will judge submissions based on the appropriateness of content for the mandate of the journal, the literary, academic quality and credibility, and the potential of contribution to scholarship and practice. Typical review time, once received by reviewers, is 4 weeks. Reviewers will be selected upon their practice areas of expertise and knowledge in interpretive work.


Publication Frequency

The journal will publish articles, not in an issue format, but once they have been reviewed, accepted, and copy edited. They will be added to the current volume Table of Contents and referenced by Year rather than issue


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.



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