For authors

Migrating Minds: Journal of Cultural Cosmopolitanism accepts submissions on a rolling basis. Calls for papers are also circulated for regular issues as well as for special issues and sections.

The journal only accepts unpublished manuscripts that are not under consideration elsewhere.

Books to be reviewed should be theoretical or critical (no creative works) and should have been published no more than two years before the date of the journal issue for which the review is being proposed. (ex. no earlier than 2022 for publication in a 2024 issue).

All submissions should be in English. Articles written in other languages may be accepted contingent upon the production of a viable English translation.

Authors are responsible for complying with copyright laws and laws of privacy and libel, for requesting and securing permission for the use of material created by others, including text quotations and images, and for reprinting revised versions of their previously published work.

Contributors should upload their articles, book reviews, or review essays for consideration (in English and in .doc or .docx format) using the designated submission form and complying with the bibliographic and formatting standards described in the journal stylesheet.

Prospective authors wishing to discuss proposals for articles or reviews can contact the Editors-in-chief at

Scholars may also suggest a topic for a special Issue or section within the scope of the journal and act as guest editors. Proposals should be submitted using the designated submission form.

When a proposal for a special Issue or section is accepted, its submission and publication schedule will be agreed upon with the guest editor(s) conforming to the journal’s production timeline.​ Articles for special issue​s or special sections are subject to the same editorial oversight as regular submissions, including the external double peer review.

Peer review and selection process

Article and book review proposals as well as the complete texts submitted to the journal are first reviewed by the Editors-in-chief and members of the editorial board. The full text of selected articles and reviews are double peer-reviewed by scholars in the field.

The first initial review is expected to take 4-6 weeks. The final peer review is expected to take 2 months. Contributions can be accepted subject to revisions suggested by the reviewers.

Migrating Minds is an Open Access journal. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 BY-NC License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this journal. Authors are authorized to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal’s published version of their 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. Authors are required to inform us of any instances of re-publication.

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