Publication Ethics

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be found here.

Peer Review Policy

New Literary History requests and requires original research and does not have an explicit policy on simultaneous submission. Preliminary review of essays (i.e. desk review by the editor) takes place in the initial weeks following submission, and the authors of desk-rejected essays are notified by e-mail generally within three weeks. Essays not desk rejected are sent out for double-blind peer review.  In order to be considered for peer review, submissions must engage with literary and cultural theory, including concepts of period, genre, or style, questions of hermeneutics and the reading process, problems of representation, and the relations between literary studies and other disciplines; and/or engage with broad questions of literary history and literary-historical method, across and within discrete periods, languages, nations, and hemispheres; and/or address general theoretical or methodological questions that are of interest to scholars in a wide range of fields. Essays must exhibit a high quality of writing and thought, rigorous and thorough research, and a substantial grounding in the subfields to which they are contributing. Once reader reports on essays are returned, the editor makes a decision based on the recommendations of referees and the editor's own assessment. Essays may be rejected outright, returned with a request for revision and resubmission, or, more rarely, accepted with little or no revision. We ask our readers to return their reports within six weeks of receipt. The journal makes its best effort to notify authors of all decisions within three months of submission.