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Open Cultural Studies is dedicated to helping scholars from the Global South and emergent researchers to get published in the field of cultural studies. It aims to provide a supportive environment in which such authors might participate in collaborative projects with established professors, such as joint editorship of special issues. In addition to offering emerging scholars help with editing their articles and more chances to revise them, the journal aims to promote their research by publishing it along that of highly-regarded academics. The journal is also interested in the work of practitioners – writers, artists, critics, educators and curators – in short, all people connected with the “production” and analysis of culture.
Open Cultural Studies is a peer-reviewed, open-access, on-line journal. It offers a quick turnaround and the opportunity to reach a worldwide readership. Papers supported by two reviewers selected by the journal will be posted on the website immediately. We strive to provide authors with an in-depth and informed feedback from reviewers to help them to improve their work.
Journal’s procedures for external peer review.
The journal has single blind review process. The authors’ names are revealed to the referees, but not vice versa. Authors can oppose particular reviewers and suggest persons competent to review their manuscript. However, the reviewers cannot be affiliated with the same institution. The final selection of reviewers is exclusively a decision of the Editor, who makes sure that there is no conflict of interest and that the reviewers are completely independent. Please see Editorial Policy and Guidelines for Reviewers (in Supplementary Information) for more details.
De Gruyter has an archiving agreement with Portico to ensure long-term monitoring, archiving, and management of the electronic publications stored on its servers. This means that your digital publications are backed up and distributed to ensure they remain available over the long term.
Call for submissions of proposals for thematic issues
This call for thematic issues invites submissions from a wide variety of fields related to culture, not limited to any region, sub-field, or methodology. We encourage proposals that include interregional, interdisciplinary, and comparative perspectives, along with topical regional and local concerns. Emerging research fields are particularly welcome.
Accepted issues will be published within a year from the acceptance of the editor’s proposal. At the time of submission, the proposed issue does not have to be complete. Articles submitted to a given issue will be entered into each volume on a rolling basis as they are approved by the Guest Editor, who has prepared the call for a thematic issue, and two independent reviewers.
Authors will benefit from: