JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement
Mississippi Quarterly considers original work and requires non-simultaneous submissions. Translations and reprints are eligible for review if they are submitted with the appropriate permissions and as part of a special issue. All book reviews and review-essays are solicited. Each submission undergoes an internal assessment to determine whether it warrants further consideration in the form of a double-blind review conducted by enlisted subject specialists. Reviewers may establish their own criteria, but the expectation is that publishable work stands to make a meaningful contribution to current scholarly discussion and debate through a clear and compelling argument, thoughtful analysis, and engagement with relevant criticism. The external review process may take from four to six months, after which the author will receive anonymous reports and one of the following decisions from the editor: acceptance, acceptance pending revision, an invitation to revise and resubmit, or a declination. Authors invited to revise and resubmit must provide a brief account of how they addressed key issues and concerns raised in the initial review. Decisions on revised manuscripts are made by the editor in consultation with the readers involved in the double-blind review.