Publication Ethics

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be found here.

Peer Review Policy

The Faulkner Journal welcomes a range of scholarly approaches, including biographical, historical, theoretical, and textual. They seek submissions that put fresh perspectives into play with important earlier Faulkner research.

Upon receipt of a submission, the Editors each read the article in full.  If it clearly is not worthy of publication and would need wholesale reworking to be considered (due to inadequate length, scholarly research, or originality), we agree to reject it and convey this outcome to the author directly. 

If, upon reviewing an article, the Editors both agree that it merits publication or that we recommend revision and a resubmission of the material, we likewise convey this position to the author with a formal reader’s report. 

In nearly all cases, unless we agree to reject an article we also send it to a member of the Advisory Board or another qualified reviewer.  That outside reader furnishes a formal report, which we then forward to the author and which may include additional input from one or both of the Editors.  Such external review helps confirm any inclination toward publishing an article we may have or, conversely, furnishes advice for revising or resubmitting it.  The outside reviewer’s report will also resolve any dispute over content the Editors may have and can provide a basis itself for rejecting a manuscript or inviting its revision.