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Marvell Studies offers the leading edge of scholarly research on Andrew Marvell, his texts and readers, words and worlds. Marvell Studies was previously published as the Andrew Marvell Newsletter. The archive of the Newsletter is available here: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/marvellsociety/newsletters/.Focus and Scope for Marvell Studies
Marvell Studies publishes original essays, shorter articles, notes, and reviews with the purpose of advancing scholarship on Andrew Marvell and his milieu. The journal builds on more than half a decade of online commentary collected under the auspices of the Andrew Marvell Society. By founding a peer-reviewed journal in Marvell’s name, we are staking a claim to Marvell’s stature as a writer perhaps second only to Milton in his time, important as much to the history of liberty as the history of literature. In choosing open access, we honour the collaborative nature of Marvell studies and of the Marvell Society, which brings together scholars from around the globe – from the US and the UK, Australia, Canada, France, Italy, the Netherlands, and Japan – and facilitates intellectual exchange with increasing reach.
Our ideal essay is of moderate length (5,000 to 8,000 words) and makes a significant contribution to understanding some aspect of Marvell’s writing, his cultural contexts, or his historical reception. We welcome all approaches, those well established and those more experimental, historicist and non-historicist. Above all, we seek to publish exemplary work, posing new questions or offering new answers to old ones. We also welcome shorter articles and notes, especially those announcing archival findings of interest to readers of the journal, as Marvell Studies seeks to establish itself at the forefront of discovery and knowledge exchange. Proposals for special issues will also be considered.
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This journal is published by the Open Library of Humanities. Unlike many open-access publishers, the Open Library of Humanities does not charge any author fees. This does not mean that we do not have costs. Instead, our costs are paid by an international library consortium.
If your institution is not currently supporting the platform, we request that you ask your librarian to sign up. The OLH is extremely cost effective and is a not-for-profit charity. However, while we cannot function without financial support and we encourage universities to sign up, institutional commitment is not required to publish with us.Peer Review
All submissions are initially assessed by an Editor, who decides whether or not the article fits the scope of the journal and is suitable for peer review. Submissions considered suitable are assigned to one or more independent experts, who assess the article for clarity, validity, and sound methodology.
The journal operates a double-blind peer review process, meaning that authors and reviewers remain anonymous for the review process. The review period is expected to take around four weeks. Reviewers are asked to provide formative feedback, even if an article is not deemed suitable for publication in the journal.
Based on the reviewer reports the editor will make a recommendation for rejection, minor or major revisions, or acceptance. Overall editorial responsibility rests with the journal’s Editor-in-Chief, who is supported by an expert, international Editorial Board.
The journal is published online as a continuous volume and issue throughout the year. Articles are made available as soon as they are ready to ensure that there are no unnecessary delays in getting content publically available.
Special collections of articles are welcomed and will be published as part of the normal issue, but also within a separate collection page.
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