Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be found here.

Peer Review Policy

All submissions to Dickens Quarterly must be original work and not submitted elsewhere while they are under careful review. The journal seeks contributions in the form of articles, notes and substantial reviews. The latter are commissioned by the Review Editor; everything else, once given a preliminary review by the editor to ascertain its suitability, passes either to a member of the Editorial Board or to an otherwise qualified specialist, for a second or third evaluation. If opinions diverge, or when readers raise doubts about the significance of a submission, additional views are sought. All contributions sent forward by the editor go as blind copies. On occasions when revisions are requested, submissions might undergo a series of drafts until final acceptance and closure of the review process with an Agreement Form signed by the author.

Responses to material unsuited to publication are made expeditiously; otherwise our general rule is to reply within two or three months of submission. Dickens Quarterly favors no one kind of submission and remains open to a wide variety of critical and scholarly approaches.