Publication Ethics

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be found here.

Peer Review Policy

SEL Studies in English Literature 1500–1900 invites historical and critical essays of moderate length (ca. 7,000 words not to exceed 8,000 words including endnotes) that contribute significantly to the understanding of English literature, 1500–1900. Submissions should be double spaced throughout, including inset quotations and endnotes, and should be prepared in conformity with the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition. We will not consider articles being simultaneously submitted elsewhere, nor will we print essays to appear in a book published within a year of scheduled publication by SEL.

All manuscripts submitted to SEL should be submitted online at: The editorial office, editors, and specialist reviewers will use the system for communication about submissions, reports, revisions, and decisions. The online process allows us to track submission and review processes more efficiently and to streamline workflow. Submissions are vetted both in-house and through a blind peer review process. Editorial decisions often take four months. There is no deadline for revisions, which will undergo further review, and articles are accepted on a rolling basis.

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