Publication Ethics

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be found here.

Peer Review Policy

Literature and Medicine accepts for consideration original scholarly manuscripts, not under consideration at any other publication, that explore the connections between literature (broadly defined, in any media) and medical health care. The journal does not consider unsolicited submissions of short notes, informal pieces, personal essays, or creative writing. Original translations are considered, if accompanied by substantial scholarly introduction or annotation. We welcome proposals for guest-edited theme issues or essay clusters devoted to a particular topic or marking a specific occasion (contact the editor directly regarding these).

Literature and Medicine is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal.  Preliminary desk review rejects clearly unsuitable or weak submissions. Submissions that prima facie meet the review criteria—original and relevant contribution to the field;  humanities methodology; evidence in support of claims; quality of expression—are assigned two reviewers familiar with the subject matter and the field. Reviewers are asked to recommend rejection, acceptance with major revisions, or acceptance with minor revisions. The editor adjudicates, and provides a final decision: reject, accept with major revisions or with minor revisions, or reject with option to revise and resubmit. Resubmitted manuscripts are sent for re-review to at least one of the original reviewers, along with their original report. Accepted submissions are returned with required and suggested revisions, and revised manuscripts are reviewed by the editor, who makes the final acceptance decision. The manuscript will then be copy-edited in collaboration with the author.

Timetable: ​varies depending on alacrity of peer reviewers and the fact that the journal publishes one thematic and one general issue yearly.