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Text Matters

A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture; The Journal of University of Lodz

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    Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture, based at the University of Łódź, is an international and interdisciplinary journal, which seeks to engage in contemporary debates in the humanities by inviting contributions from literary and cultural studies intersecting with literary theory, gender studies, history, philosophy, and religion. The journal focuses on textual realities, but contributions related to art, music, film and media studies addressing the text are also invited. Submissions in English should relate to the key issues delineated in calls for articles which will be placed on the website in advance. The journal also features reviews of recently published books, and interviews with writers and scholars eminent in the areas addressed in Text Matters. Responses to the articles are more than welcome so as to make the journal a forum of lively academic debate. Though Text Matters derives its identity from a particular region, central Poland in its geographic position between western and eastern Europe, its intercontinental advisory board of associate editors and internationally renowned scholars makes it possible to connect diverse interpretative perspectives stemming from culturally specific locations. The style sheet and other useful information can be found on our website: http://ia.uni.lodz.pl/text-matters/.

    ISSN 2083-2931
    eISSN 2084-574X

    Contributors to Text Matters are exempt from submission and APC charges.

    Aims and Scope

    Why subscribe and read

    Text Matters offers fresh, international perspectives on a variety of subjects ranging from literature and the arts through cultural studies to philosophy and religious studies. The illustrious and geographically diverse advisory board, consisting of experts in the given fields, as well as the highly selective approach to published material both guarantee the inclusion of original and incisive research.

    Why submit

    Text Matters publishes material sent in by renowned scholars worldwide, and therefore submissions to the journal – if accepted – are bound to appear in excellent company. Furthermore, the journal’s broad thematic scope is guaranteed to provide a refreshing and stimulating contextual framework for the submitted research.

    Rejection Rate

    • 40%

    Similarity Check Plagiarism Screening System

    The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

    Detailed description of the Similarity Check System can be found at:


    Type of Publication:

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    Successive themed issues of Text Matters are advertised on the journal website which also contains instructions for authors. The journal welcomes original, unpublished articles, reviews and interviews from all parts of the world. Contributions are peer reviewed by external reviewers (double blind reviews). The final decision is made by the editor-in-chief and issue reviewer who are assisted in the process by members of the editorial board responsible for a particular field. The journal reserves the right to immediately reject the texts that are popular rather than informed by academic expertise. Text Matters does not accept submissions in poor English or submissions that do not conform to Text Matters style sheet. The managing editor screens all the submissions in order to prevent plagiarism, ghost writing and other kinds of malpractice. Only then are contributions handed over to particular reviewers.

    All submissions should be sent to the official address of Text Matters, text.matters@uni.lodz.pl

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    Abstracting & Indexing

    Text Matters is covered by the following services:

    • Arianta
    • Baidu Scholar
    • BazHum
    • CEJSH (The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities)
    • Celdes
    • Clarivate Analytics - Emerging Sources Citation Index
    • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
    • CNPIEC
    • EBSCO (relevant databases)
    • EBSCO Discovery Service
    • Elsevier - SCOPUS
    • ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences)
    • Google Scholar
    • Index Copernicus
    • International Philosophical Bibliography - Répertoire bibliographique de la philosophie
    • J-Gate
    • JournalTOCs
    • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
    • MLA International Bibliography
    • Naviga (Softweco)
    • Philosophy Documentation Center - Philosophy Research Index
    • PhilPapers
    • POL-index
    • Primo Central (ExLibris)
    • ProQuest (relevant databases)
    • Publons
    • ReadCube
    • ResearchGate
    • SCImago (SJR)
    • Sherpa/RoMEO
    • Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
    • TDNet
    • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
    • WanFang Data
    • WorldCat (OCLC)

    Editorial Information

    Dorota Filipczak (University of Łódź, Poland)

    Advisory Board and Associate Editors
    Pamela Sue Anderson (University of Oxford, UK)
    Ira Bhaskar (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India)
    Radharani Chakravarty (University of Delhi, India)
    Madelaine Hron (Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario, Canada)
    Jerzy Jarniewicz (University of Łódź, Poland)
    Alison Jasper (University of Stirling, UK)
    Jan Jędrzejewski (University of Ulster, UK)
    Jadwiga Maszewska (University of Łódź, Poland)
    Rod Mengham (University of Cambridge, UK)
    Stephen Muecke (University of New South Wales, Australia)
    Agnieszka Salska (University of Łódź, Poland)
    Aritha van Herk (University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
    Jadwiga Uchman (University of Łódź, Poland)
    Andrzej Wicher (University of Łódź, Poland)

    Managing Editor
    Adam Sumera

    Editorial Coordinator
    Agata Handley

    Language editors
    Charlie Ivamy, Elizabeth Reddington, Andrew Tomlinson

    MLA and other adjustments
    Marta Goszczyńska, Joanna Kazik, Grzegorz Kość, Joanna Kruczkowska (Issue 2)

    Technical Editor
    Karolina Goławska

    Cover design, layout and typesetting
    Agnieszka Jarzębowska

    Tomasz Fisiak

    Administration of the website
    Krzysztof Majer

    Bogumiła Zuga 32A Str.
    01-811 Warsaw, Poland
    T: +48 22 701 50 15


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