Publication Ethics

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be found here.

Peer Review Policy

The Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History operates a double blind peer review process. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for their originality and suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable will then be sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the quality of the paper. This process usually takes 3 months. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles based on these reviews. The Editor's decision is final.

Criteria for Reviewers

Reviewers are asked to consider the following areas in their reports: General structure and organization of the submission, the coherence and general flow of ideas, the sources used and their interpretation, and the articles contribution and originality.

Revision process

If an author is invited to revise and resubmit their article following the peer review process the editor will make the final decision regarding its acceptance (or query where changes are not made or explained). There is no time limit for the revision process as articles are published in strict order of acceptance. Accepted articles are sent to the copyeditor 2 months prior to publication.