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CHEIRON: THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EQUINE AND EQUESTRIAN HISTORY
Scope: equestrian studies, equine history, archaeology, anthropology, social sciences, animal studies, art history, sport studies, social sciences, interspecies communication, veterinary history
Editors-in-Chief: Anastasija Ropa (firstname.lastname@example.org), Miriam A. Bibby (email@example.com)
Co-publisher: Latvian Academy of Sport Education
Publication dates: bi-annually (February and September)
Responsible Publisher: Teodora C. Artimon
The inaugural issue will be published in 2021. Download the Call for Papers.
Cheiron: The International Journal of Equine and Equestrian History is a biannual journal facilitating a debate in equine and equestrian studies across chronological periods and disciplines. The journal welcomes contributions from many fields, including, but not limited to, archaeology, anthropology, social sciences, animal studies, art history, interspecies communication, and veterinary history.
The journal is double-blind peer-reviewed and is published in February and September.
We publish thematic issues, the subject of which are announced in advance in a call for papers for the issue. Besides, open sections/issues of the journal provide a place for general discussion of the history of equines and horsemanship.
Cheiron accepts submissions throughout the year on subjects related to the scope of the journal (non-binding to special issues): the history of horses and other equines, equestrian sports, equines and equestrianism in art, horse management, breeding and preservation of endangered breeds, tack and equipment, ethical issues, and others.
Anastasija Ropa, Latvian Academy of Sport Education
Miriam A. Bibby, University of Glasgow
PATRON OF THE JOURNAL
Peter Edwards, Emeritus Professor of Early Modern British Social History at the University of Roehampton
Gail Brownrigg, independent researcher
Gail Brownrigg, independent researcher
John Clark, Museum of London
Frédéric Magnin, Institut Méditerranéen de Biodiversité et d’Ecologie marine et continentale (IMBE), Aix Marseille Université & CNRS
Rena Maguire, Queens University Belfast, Dept Archaeology and Palaeoecology
Laine Orbidane, Latvia University of Life Science and Technologies; Latvian Horse Breeders Association
Cheiron double-blind peer reviews all material it receives. Once an article is submitted, it is initially received by the editors-in-chief (and the guest editor, in case of a special issue). In order to make a decision, the editors-in-chief (or guest editor) will send the manuscript for parallel approval to two external reviewers specialized in the subject of the manuscript. Reviewers are asked to declare any competing interests on any manuscripts we send to them. Reviewers then advise the editors, who make the final decision on the acceptance of the article. After acceptance and the submission of the updated manuscript following the reviewers’ comments, the article is checked for review compliance, after which it goes into publication.
INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS
The authors can find below the template for Cheiron and the information on formatting and content:
STANDARDS AND ETHICS
In order to assure high-standard publications, the selection process is based on scientific value which is why the peer review process stands at the core of the journal’s publishing process.
- The duties of the reviewers include the contribution to the editorial decision, objectivity, confidentiality, promptness, attention to and checking for plagiarism, disclosure and attention to conflicts of interest.
- The duties of the editors-in-chief and guest editors include the final decision on publication, fair play, confidentiality, involvement and cooperation in investigations, disclosure and attention to conflicts of interest.
- Author duties include meeting academic standards, seeking originality, acknowledgment of sources, avoidance of plagiarism, multiple or redundant publication, attention to errors in published works.
AUTHOR PUBLISHING AGREEMENT
Before we can publish a journal article, we need a signed licence to publish. Cheiron is published in Gold Open Access with no article processing charges.
In order that we have the necessary rights to publish your article, we ask you to grant us a non-exclusive licence to publish. We do not ask you to transfer your copyright to us. A non-exclusive licence means that the rights needed to publish the paper are granted to the publisher on a non-exclusive basis and the ownership of the copyright remains unchanged.
In open access, there is a fundamental principle that content should not only be accessible but also be freely reusable for the good of research and humanity. We comply with this principle by asking you to select, within your form, a Creative Commons licence. The CC licence you choose will determine how readers can use your article.
Please download the form here.
DIGITAL ARCHIVING POLICY
Cheiron is a gold open access journal. Under Gold Open Access, the author of an article chooses under which Creative Commons license they wish to publish (see the author publishing agreement above). Publishing under a Creative Commons license enables anyone to access and redistribute the content and, depending upon the license, re-use the content in new or derivative works with attribution. The terms of re-use for Gold Open Access content are stated in the copyright line of the article.
Cheiron is published in open access and has no publication charges.
This journal is co-published by the Latvian Academy of Sport Education