Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Literary Geographies is an interdisciplinary open-access e-journal that provides a forum for new research and collaboration in the field of literary/geographical studies. Responding to the rapid growth of interest in literary geographies in recent years, Literary Geographies features work combining topics and methods from literary studies, cultural geography, cartography, and spatial theory. Recognising that the term ‘literary geography’ itself (along with its variants in other languages) has multiple meanings and is practised in a variety of ways within different academic traditions, the journal takes a broad view of its subject matter. The journal is fully refereed and welcomes submissions (in English) from scholars at all career stages, and from all parts of the world.

 

Section Policies

Editorial

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Thinking Space

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Special Issue Introduction

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Special Issue Articles

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Theme Editorial

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Theme Articles

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Articles

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Book Reviews

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Theme Section (1)

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Peer Review Process

Literary Geographies uses a double-blind review system with submissions first being screened by the editors. The second stage of the review process will usually involve reviewing by two referees. Referees are invited to review on the basis of their expertise in one or more of the themes covered in the paper. In principle the review process should be completed in less than four weeks. Referees are requested not to make their comments in the form of tracked changes to the original manuscript. In writing up their reviews, referees should consider the following questions:

Is the paper a good fit for the journal Literary Geographies?

Does the paper satisfy the journal's requirements for citation systems, etc?

Is the topic of the paper interesting and pertinent for the journal's readership?

Does the paper make a significant new contribution to the literature?

Does the paper display sound scholarship?

Is the paper clearly written and well structured?

 

 

Publication Frequency

Literary Geographies publishes one volume a year. At present each volume is expected to include two issues.

 

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.