Peer Review for Academic Works

At Bombaykala Books, we take our academic publishing seriously. Bombaykala Books relies on the peer review process to uphold the quality and validity of individual articles and the books in which they are published.

Our peer review process has two steps, the blind peer review, and the open review.


The Open Review

When authors submit their work for publication to our academic imprint, after the initial stage of review by the editor, they are asked to nominate a fellow academic who knows their work well. Bombaykala Books will then reach out to the nominated person, who will testify to the quality and validity of the work.

The Blind Review

If the work in consideration passes the open review stage, we will then go ahead and reach out to an expert in the field who will read the piece after removing any mention of the author’s name to ensure that there is no bias and that any comments are as objective as possible.

Once the blind review is over, the author is informed of the status of their submission. Comments made by both the open reviewer and blind reviewer and private and confidential. The identity of the blind reviewer is unknown to the author, and vice versa.

Signing up to become a blind peer reviewer

If you’d like to sign up to be a blind peer reviewer, please fill in the form below. If you are accessing the form on a mobile device, you may find it easier to fill it in here.