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Editorial Policies

Peer Review Process

All submissions will be double-blind peer reviewed by active researchers. All communication will be through the assigned section editor.

All submitted manuscripts are first reviewed by the editorial team. Those papers that seem most likely to meet our editorial criteria are sent for formal review. The editorial board reserves the right to reject manuscripts without sending them for formal review.

Promising submissions are sent for formal review, typically to two reviewers, but sometimes more. The editors make a decision based on the reviewers' advice from among the following options:

  • Accept: Your submission has been accepted as is.
  • Revisions Required: Your submission requires minor changes and will be accepted once those have been completed.
  • Resubmit for Review: Your submission needs significant re-working. A new file must be submitted and another round of review will take place.
  • Reject: Your submission was not accepted for publication with this journal, either because it was not seen to be of high enough quality, or its subject did not match the journal.

While reviews in all cases are blind, we recognise that articles that germinated in conference presentations are exceptionally hard to anonymize. In such cases we will, therefore, ask reviewers to disclose any conflicts of interest, disclose whether they know the identity of the author and to justify their comments solely on the basis of the article under submission. These factors will be combined and considered at the discretion of the editors in reaching a decision.

In the case of editors submitting, the submission will be handled by other members of the team who must adhere strictly to the recommendations of external reviewers.

Section Policies

Article

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Letters and Notes

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Review

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

DeLillo Special Issue

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

David Foster Wallace Special Issue

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Editorial

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

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