Publication Ethics

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be found here.

Peer Review Policy

Configurations accepts original research submissions on topics that bring together the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Submissions must be non-simultaneous and any conflict(s) of interest should be disclosed. Preliminary review for fit and strength of argument is conducted in-house by at least one of the Co-Editors. Peer review is a double blind process in which we ask reviewers to 1) assess to relevance of the manuscript’s topic to our readership; 2) assess the strength of the manuscript’s arguments, organization, and the quality of its research. Papers are graded on a scale that includes the following designations: accept, accept with minor revisions, revise and resubmit, reject but encourage submission of a reworked manuscript, or reject. If revision is requested, we perform an in-house evaluation of the revised manuscript before deciding which (if any) of the original reviewers will be asked to read and evaluate the new version of the paper. Our current timeline for review is 4-6 months. We also encourage the submission of special issue proposals and our Book Review Editor solicits copies of recently published books for review.