CCR publishes articles only after a rigorous peer-review process. CCR strives towards quick publication, as the speed of computational developments quickly outpaces current publication cycles. Besides encouraging quick reviews and taking quick decisions, this will be facilitated by a two-phase review process.
In phase one, a traditional double blind ‘adversarial’ review takes place, where the central task for the reviewer and editors is to judge whether a manuscript is (potentially) publishable: is it high-quality, novel (including meaningful replication), and relevant. The outcome of phase one, which can hopefully be done in a single review round, is a conditional decision (intent) to publish. This should be in between what is normally a ‘major’ and ‘minor’ revision: there can be more than just minor revisions, but if all revisions and objections are dealt with, in principle it should be published.
After the conditional decision to publish, the author is encouraged to publish the manuscript on a preprint archive like SSRN or SocArXiv. The journal website will link to this manuscript as a ‘working paper’. Any revisions in this phase are not required to be blinded. The reviewers get the option to be publicly identified on the article if published