Publication Ethics

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be found here.

Peer Review Policy

Eighteenth-Century Studies publishes original research on all aspects of thought and culture in the long eighteenth century from across the humanities and social sciences. The editor invites submissions that will make a significant contribution to their field while simultaneously speaking to the journal's interdisciplinary readership. Upon submission, articles are screened by the editor and managing editor for appropriateness for the journal. Those submissions deemed appropriate then go through a double-blind peer review process in which readers are selected from two different disciplinary backgrounds. Readers are asked to assess the article’s argument, structure, methodology, and contribution to the field, as well as to identify the main audiences for the article. Authors can expect to receive one of three decisions within approximately three months of initial submission: accept, revise and resubmit, or reject.

Authors who submit a revision are instructed to include a list of changes they have made in light of earlier feedback, as the article may be sent back to these initial reviewers. Once an article has received positive reports from readers and/or the editor, it is sent to the editorial board for the final decision. This usually takes approximately one month. Authors should consult with the editor before submitting any pieces that fall outside the scope of a standard research essay.