Publication Ethics

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement

JHUP Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be found here.

Peer Review Policy

Studies in the Novel requires that submitted articles be original work and non-simultaneous submissions. The editor-in-chief performs a preliminary review, determining whether to make a decision regarding an article’s suitability for this journal without peer-review. If an article is deemed unsuitable, the author receives the decision without reviewer reports. Article submissions sent for external peer review go through a double-blind review process, generally to two reviewers, who supply reports and recommendations about the article. Reviewers are free to determine their own criteria for evaluating the article, as well as the scope and extent of their feedback. Reports are supplied to the author along with the editor’s decision following consideration of the reviewers’ comments. If an author is invited to revise and resubmit, the revised draft will typically be sent to the same reviewers for evaluation. For original article submissions as well as revised article submissions, a decision is usually returned to the author within 120 days