Publication Ethics

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be found here.

Peer Review Policy

ELH welcomes sophisticated, groundbreaking essays on all literatures in English and on cultural forms and contexts related to those literatures. Continuing a tradition that stretches back to 1934, the journal's editors balance historical, critical, and theoretical concerns in seeking to publish the very best work on English-language writing from its beginnings to the present day. ELH does not publish book reviews.

The journal accepts for consideration original essays of 8,000 to 12,000 words, including endnotes; it will not consider work currently under review elsewhere. The Managing Editor of the journal reviews submissions for conformity to length and other stipulations appearing in the author guidelines; unsuitable manuscripts are returned by the Managing Editor. ELH adheres to a double-blind review process and aims to return decisions to authors within four months after date of submission. Authors may be invited to revise their essays and submit them for reconsideration; ordinarily, the revised essay will be examined by the original submission’s reviewer(s). Prior to publication, accepted essays are copy edited by the journal’s Associate Editors, who also manage communications with authors in the production stage.