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Theatre Journal is a fully peer-reviewed journal published through Johns Hopkins Press in affiliation with the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). We feature original contemporary and historical studies and theoretical inquiries that analyze theatre and performance (6,000-9,000 words) as well as Performance and Book reviews. The work should be original, and we do not accept simultaneous submissions. Theatre Journal publishes two general issues and two special issues per year, in March, June, September, and December, Submissions to general issues are on a rolling basis, and submissions to special issues should respond to the calls for papers.
The review process is as follows:All submissions are read by the Editor and Co-Editor who make the first decision to reject, send back for revise and resubmit, or send out to peer review. Rejections are sent with Editor feedback. Essays are sent to two peer reviewers and the process is anonymous.
Our guidelines for Peer Reviewers are as follows:
As you prepare your review, please consider the following:
Theatre Journal seeks to publish the best articles in theatre, dance, and performance studies, essays that are on the cutting edge and that push the field forward.
Given these criteria, what critical revisions would you recommend?
Revisions are reviewed by both Editors who, at that point, make a formal invitation for publication. Authors are usually alerted if the submission is not going to peer review within one to two months. If essays are sent out for peer review, authors can expect to hear back within 4-5 months. Once accepted, essays are usually published.
Sean Metzger, UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television
Laura Edmondson, Dartmouth College
Joshua Williams, Brandeis University
Gwyneth Shanks, Colby College
Carla Neuss, Yale University
Philip Auslander, Georgia Institute of Technology
Jill Carter, University of Toronto
Catherine Cole, University of California, Berkeley
Maria José Contreras, Universidad Católica de Chile
Tracy C. Davis, Northwestern University
Bishnupriya Dutt, Jawaharial Nehru University
Penny Farfan, University of Calgary
Jean Graham-Jones, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Chiel Kattenbelt, Utrecht University
Ric Knowles, University of Guelph
David Krasner, Five Towns College
Jennifer Parker-Starbuck, Royal Holloway, University of London
Freddie Rokem, Tel Aviv University
David Román, University of Southern California
Brian Singleton, Trinity College Dublin
Andrew Sofer, Boston College
Carol Sorgenfrel, University of California, Los Angeles
Joanne Tompkins, University of Queensland
E.J. Westlake, Ohio State University
Miseong Woo, Yonsei University
W. B. Worthen, Barnard College, Columbia University
Barnard Hewitt, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Inquiries concerning performance reviews should be addressed to the Performance Review Editor:
Joshua Williams, Performance Review Editor
Inquiries concerning book reviews should be addressed to the Book Review Editor:
Gwyneth Shanks, Book Review Editor
Please send book review copies to the contact above. Review copies received by the Johns Hopkins University Press office will be discarded.
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Readers include: Scholars and educators in theatre studies and performing arts at over 1,500 colleges and universities; practitioners in the performing arts; general readers interested in the field of drama; all members of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education
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