Journal of Experiential Trance

~ Society of Experiential Trance ~ An Open Community Multi-Discipline
Peer-Reviewed Journal of
Hypnosis, Neurolinguistic Programming,
Guided Meditation, and other Focused Trance Forms


Notes for Reviewers


The editors and the entire editorial board of the Journal of Experiential Trance gratefully acknowledge your support for the journal. Your involvement is crucial to the journalís success. Your suggestions and contributions are always welcome.

If you deem it inappropriate for you to review this particular article, please kindly inform the editors and return the materials as soon as possible. We take pride in providing authors with quality reviews as well as informing them promptly the status of their submissions. We would appreciate it very much if you could return your comments to the editors within three weeks of receiving the materials. Please use e-mail if at all possible.

In addition to general considerations, please take the following points into account:

Informal or creative pieces, such as stories or essays, should be judged more loosely in terms of rigor but must be considered positive contributions:

Please place the article in one of these two categories:

For submissions you mark as Reject, you may or may not wish to write some brief comments to the author in regard to the weaknesses of the piece with suggestions for revision. However, you are not under any obligation to do so and most reviewers do not.

Our editorial decisions for publication are based solely upon your recommendation of Accept for Publication or Rejection.

Each submission is vetted by two reviewers in a blind peer process so that reviewers are never aware of the identify of the author of any piece they are asked to judge. If both reviewers give a judgment of accept for publication, the piece is accepted. If one accepts while the other rejects, the piece is rejected. If both reviewers reject, then the piece is rejected. Reviewers need only provide their own judgment of the piece, they are not provided with notification of the final result for any particular piece. Your active and confidential participation in this process is appreciated.

Members of the Editorial Board of this journal are respected scholars who work within the specialties of the publication. As such, they are welcome to submit their own work for consideration. In the case of an editor or member of the editorial board submitting a piece for consideration, the blind review process is safeguarded. In the event a submissions editor has a piece up for review, the editor hands off duties for assigning reviewers to another member of the board who ensures the blind review process and confidentiality is maintained.

Once you have finished with a piece, please send your review decision and any comments immediately to the submissions editor in the shortform format provided when assigned the piece to editor@trancesociety.net as the editor will compile results and notify contributors. The editor will also prepare new open submissions for vetting and review and send them to board members as they come in.

The duties of Submissions Editor of the journal are shifted periodically with a different member of the Editorial Board taking on the responsibilities so address correspondence to the position rather than a particular member.

Thank you once again. We look forward to receiving your comments soon.


Journal of Experiential Trance

Society of Experiential Trance