Publication Ethics

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be found here.

Peer Review Policy

The Lion and the Unicorn publishes literary criticism and author interviews. Submissions should be original work, and the journal does not accept simultaneous submissions. Translations may be considered. Work should explain its relationship to current critical conversations in the field of children's literature studies, or otherwise establish its own exigency. The editorial team determines if the work is appropriate to the journal and sufficiently developed to be sent to outside readers for review. All outside reviews are double-blind, typically with two reviewers per submission. Editors return reviewer comments to the author with one of the following recommendations: accept, revisions required, revise and resubmit, decline. If revisions are required, the editor determines whether or not the original reviewer(s) will be consulted.  Revised and resubmitted essays are typically returned to an original reviewer as well as to one new reviewer.  The timetable is approximately 12-14 weeks from submission to decision. However, exigent circumstances may require more review time.