Call for papers are published for the regular issues as well as for Special Issues.
Submissions for regular issues can be made at any time within the deadlines set by each Call for papers.
The journal only considers unpublished manuscripts that have not been submitted elsewhere.
Books to be reviewed should be theoretical or critical (no creative works) and should have been published no more than three years before the date of the journal issue for which the review is being proposed. (ex. no earlier than 2021 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 email@example.com.
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 is accepted, its submission and publication schedule will be agreed upon with the Guest Editor(s) conforming to the journal’s production timeline.
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 6-8 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.
Code of conduct
- General duties and responsibilities of the Editorial board
Editors-in-chief and the Editorial board of Migrating Minds are accountable for the contents published in the journal. They will adhere to processes and standards ensuring the quality of the published material as well as commitment to freedom of expression. The Editorial board is willing to publish errata and apologies whenever needed.
- Relations with readers
The Editors strive to ensure the quality of the published material, and to announce each issue as extensively as possible so as to share research results with a wide international community of readers.
- Relations with authors
The decision concerning the acceptance or rejection of each paper is based on the paper’s originality, clarity, and sophistication, as well as on the validity of the study and its relevance to the broad interests of the Journal. The Editorial board is available to provide explanations about the double blind review processes.
- Relations with reviewers
The Editors should provide guidance to reviewers, explaining the standards and expectations of the evaluating process. The Editors strive to ensure the protection of data and the confidentiality of the submitted material.
- Relations among Editorial board members
The Editorial board regularly updates members about new policies and developments, and organizes periodic meetings to discuss issues and decisions pertaining to the Journal. New board members are chosen according to their credentials and ability to actively contribute to the development and management of the Journal. The Editorial board will provide each new member with guidelines spelling out their responsibilities.
- Editorial and peer review processes
The Editors strive to ensure that the peer review process is unbiased and timely. They are responsible for the confidentiality of the submitted material while under review.
- Quality assurance
The Editors are responsible for the quality of the material they publish, recognizing that different Journal issues may have different aims.
- Dealing with possible misconduct
The Editors have a duty to act if they suspect misconduct or if any allegation of misconduct is brought to their attention. This concerns both published and unpublished papers.
- Encouraging debate
The Editors encourage and are willing to consider cogent criticism of work published in their Journal. Authors of the criticized material are given the opportunities to respond.