Submissions

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About Marvell Studies

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.


Submission Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. Any third-party-owned materials used have been identified with appropriate credit lines, and permission obtained from the copyright holder for all formats of the journal.
  3. All authors have given permission to be listed on the submitted paper and satisfy the authorship guidelines.
  4. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  5. All DOIs for the references have been provided, when available.
  6. Tables and figures are all cited in the text. Tables are included within the text document, whilst figure files are uploaded as supplementary files.
  7. Figures/images have a resolution of at least 150dpi (300dpi or above preferred). Each file is no more than 20MB per file. The files are in one of the following formats: JPG, TIFF, GIF, PNG, EPS (to maximise quality, the original source file is preferred).
  8. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal. Every effort has been made to ensure that author names are removed from the manuscript (following the instructions to ensure blind peer review).
Copyright Notice Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
Licences

Marvell Studies allows the following licences for submission:

  • CC BY 4.0 - More Information  
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
Publication Fees

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.

 

Publication Cycle

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.


Sections

Public Submissions

Peer Reviewed

Indexed

Article

Editor's Note

Essay

Review

Shorter article

Commemorations and Reflections

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