The International Journal of American Literature is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles, review articles, and comparative and critical essays focused on the rich heritage of American literature. Precolonial American literature is also considered.
This is a new journal. No publications have been accepted yet.
Qualified scholars are encouraged to become an associate editor of the International Journal of American Literature, and help review submissions. You must have a background in the field to qualify. Full professors, associate and emeritus professors, researchers, graduate students, professionals, and others are welcome to apply, but the decision will be based upon the curriculum vitae in your profile.
Decisions are made by the managing editors.
You must apply to become an associate editor. To apply, you will need to take the following steps:
Your application will be sent to the managing editors. When a decision is made regarding your application, you will be notified by email.
The International Journal of American Literature is based on a model of instant distribution, editorial transparency, and continuous peer-review. A submitted paper undergoes a two-stage referee process. The purpose is to minimize time delays between submission and publication, and to promote ongoing conversation and paper refinements between authors and reviewers.
In stage 1, the paper is either accepted or rejected by the managing editorial team, usually within a week. If the article is accepted, it is published immediately in the journal.
In stage 2, the journal's associate editors are notified of the publication, and can provide additional public reviews of the paper. Authors are encouraged to upload revised manuscripts based on the reviews of the associate editors.
Associate editors are encouraged to provide detailed, constructive reviews that will help the author(s) improve their manuscript, and help readers evaluate the paper. Key issues are whether the work has serious flaws, or whether there are additional experiments, data, considerations, or treatments required to support the conclusions drawn. Where possible, editors should provide references to substantiate their comments. All reviews are publicly visible; however reviewers may use the private messaging system to communicate privately with the author or other editors in service of improving the paper. Authors are encouraged to submit revised manuscripts based on these reviews and other editor input.
Both papers and reviews can be endorsed for their scholarly merit, rigor, and relevance to the field. Endorsements are displayed on author and associate editor profile pages, to provide a real-time rating system of their scholarly contributions to the journal.
You will be notified by email when new submissions to the International Journal of American Literature are published.
You can edit or delete your reviews in the Edit Review section of your profile.