Focus and Scope
New Readings is a peer-reviewed, open-access e-journal publishing original research in the fields of European literature, cultural history, film and visual culture. European here is understood as broadly as possible in terms of its geographical spread and its linguistic base. Francophone Africa and the Americas, for example, are therefore included in the journal’s scope. The journal has a strong, but by no means exclusive interest in publishing papers which examine the links between Europe and the wider world, and in interdisciplinary scholarship.
- Tilmann Altenberg
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Peer Review Process
All submissions to New Readings are peer-reviewed to ensure that the criteria for publication are met. Submissions that fall outside the journal's scope or are otherwise found inappropriate by the editors will be rejected promptly without external review. Submissions judged to be of potential interest are typically sent to two experts in the field for review. The turnaround time for readers' reports is generally six weeks.Selection of peer reviewers
Reviewers are approached by the editors on the basis of several factors, including relevant expertise, specific recommendations and our previous experience of a reviewer's reliability.
As a matter of policy, the editors of New Readings do not disclose reviewers' identity to authors nor to fellow reviewers. Also, manuscripts are anonymised before being passed on to reviewers (double-blind peer review).Publication criteria
In addition to scholarly interest and rigor as the general benchmark for academic publishing the criteria against which reviewers are asked to judge submissions are:
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
New Readings welcomes previously unpublished manuscripts in English. Submissions in Spanish, French, German and Italian are also considered for publication, as long as the language in which the article is written bears an obvious relation to the topic. There is no specific deadline for submitting manuscripts for the journal's general issues.
Submissions to themed issues will be invited by specific calls for papers.
While we are able to include illustrations with the articles, it is the authors' responsibility to obtain the permission for reproduction, or demonstrate that reasonable efforts have been made to locate and contact the copyright holders to obtain permission. Screen captures from films (DVD) that are discussed in the article can be reproduced without such permission.
New Readings — ISSN: 13597485
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