Publication Ethics

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be found here.

Callaloo Peer Review Policy

Callaloo, founded in 1976 by its reigning editor, Charles Henry Rowell,is the premier literary and cultural journal of the African Diaspora. Sponsored by Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, and published five times a year by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore, Maryland, Callalooserves to exhibit, preserve, critique, and promote African Diaspora literary and visual culture. For nearly forty years, Callaloo has showcased original work by and about writers and visual artists of African descent worldwide, offering an engaging mixture of fiction, poetry, critical articles, inter­views, drama, and visual art. With the addition of Callaloo Art, journal subscrib­ers now receive a fifth issue each year that is devoted to African Diaspora visual art and culture. Volumes of Callaloo include Special Issues or Special Sections within issues that are devoted to a single author or topic. Guest Editors are invited to work alongside the Editor and his staff to help with the publication of these projects. Previous Special Issues and Special Sections have covered authors and topics such as Édouard Glissant, Hip-Hop Music and Cul­ture, Ben Okri, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Ethio­pia: Literature, Art, and Culture, and the Neo-Slave Narrative Genre.

Callaloo accepts original submissions of scholarly articles, book reviews, interviews, nonfiction essays, short fiction, poetry, drama, and visual art. Please see our author’s guidelines for details: All scholarly and creative submissions are sent out for blind review by experts in the fields of African Diaspora literature and culture. 

All submissions made to the journal are considered final drafts. In order to honor our publisher's production schedule, manuscripts accepted for publication in Callaloo must be forwarded to our Production Editor immediately, allowing contributors no time to make revisions. Before submitting a manuscript, contributors should be sure that the manuscript being uploaded is the version to appear in print. Please do not send revisions during the time a manuscript is being reviewed; those revisions will not be considered during the review process. Throughout the calendar year, authors who have submitted manuscripts to Callaloomay track the status of their submissions at any time. Authors will be contacted after the review process, which takes from two months to one year, on average.

Manuscripts submitted to Callalooshould not be currently under review by another journal or by a book-length publication. We do not accept simultaneous submissions. Moreover, we do not accept any unsolicited material that has been previously published.