We have rolling submissions at Feminist Critique, which means that there are no deadlines for submission. As soon as we receive the article we screen it for rejection or further review. If the article is suitable for publication in the Journal, we will immediately send it to the members of the Editorial Board for review (as outlined in the diagram below*).
Peer-review is a process by which research arguments and findings can be anonymously evaluated, validated and certified by several academic peers, working on the similar or related subjects.
As soon as a paper is anonymously reviewed and (if necessary) edited by an author, the manuscript goes to copy editor for final edits. Then it will appear on the web-site with pages assigned, so you can refer to your publication even before the entire issue is completed.
The reviewers will be looking for several items during their evaluation, including:
- If your manuscript has a strong introduction with a clear puzzle and research questions that you are setting out to tackle an argument;
- Are you explicit about your methodology? How valid are your data and methods?
- If you position your work in the larger body of theoretical and/or empirical literature;
- What are you adding that is crucially new?
- How logical are you in arguing your points? Do paragraphs flow? Do paragraphs flow?
- How does your research meet feminist and/or queer-theoretical positionality?
* The diagram and description are adopted from JUPS.