Publication Ethics

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be found here.

JLA peer review

All articles submitted for review to the Journal of Late Antiquity (JLA) must be original work, make a substantial contribution to the field, and engage with the relevant primary sources and modern scholarship. They must not have appeared previously in another venue, and they must not be currently under review elsewhere. All submissions should be sent directly to the editor, who assesses (if applicable, in consultation with the editorial board) whether they meet these basic criteria and conform to the stated submission guidelines. Each article that is vetted successfully then is sent to two expert readers, who are asked to submit their confidential anonymous reports to the editor within three months. JLA employs a double-blind review system, and careful measures are taken to ensure the integrity of this process from start to finish. Authors whose articles are accepted for publication typically are allotted up to three months to complete any necessary revisions before submission of the final draft. In some cases, readers may recommend that an article be accepted pending certain revisions, and in such a case an author may be given the option of revising and resubmitting, whereupon the revised draft may be sent to one or both of the original readers who will then determine whether the revision is satisfactory.