Submissions to JeLit

Submission Categories

Submissions for JeLit fall under the following categories:
  1. Papers: discussions of topics relevant to JeLit themes involving a theoretical, comparative, overview or critical element. Papers are peer reviewed.
  2. Case Studies: considerations of experience or practice focused on one or a limited number of situations or cases. Case studies are peer reviewed.
  3. Research Reports: reports of research work which is ongoing, of a small scale, or unlikely to lead to a full paper. Research reports are peer reviewed.
  4. Reviews: reviews of books, online publications, websites, learning materials, hardware and software, conferences and other events, or any other item deemed worthy of review. Reviews are moderated by the editors.
  5. Notes & Queries: short items of a miscellaneous nature including short reports, letters, calls for information, questions being raised, and responses to previously published items. Notes & Queries are moderated by the editors.
  6. Announcements: short announcements of conferences, courses, imminent publications, or any item deemed worthy of inclusion. Announcements are moderated by the editors.
  7. Work in Progress: personal, informal or descriptive accounts of work in progress which could include projects, courses, research actions, visits, meetings or other events.
All peer review categories will be refereed by at least two reviewers with expertise in the relevant subject area. Their decision on suitability for publication will be taken as final by the Editors. Categories to be moderated will be examined by one or more of the editors, whose decision on suitability for publication will be final. The editors reserve the right to refuse or (with the approval of contributors) to edit copy.
Guidelines for Authors
Detailed guidance for each category can be accessed by clicking the heading below:
  1. Papers
  2. Case Studies
  3. Research Reports
  4. Reviews
  5. Notes & Queries
  6. Announcements
  7. Work in Progress
General Advice on Preparing Submissions
  1. Submissions should normally be in English. Full translations, or translations of the abstract, in other languages may be accepted by arrangement with the editors.
  2. Observe correct grammar and spelling. British or American English is acceptable, provided it is consistently used throughout the item.
  3. Avoid informal, non-standard, archaic or obsolete words, jargon, slang, contractions and other expressions which may not be understood clearly by readers worldwide. If necessary, explain terms which may be unfamiliar.
  4. In constructing sentences and paragraphs, make sure that you develop your argument and write in a readable style. Do not make sentences over-long. Make sure that each paragraph has a clear focus. Avoid needless repetitions. Be succinct and precise.
  5. After writing, review your work. Ask a colleague or friend to comment on it. This activity may reduce considerably the time taken for your submission to be processed.
Sending Submissions to JeLit
All submissions should be sent, as attached files, to submissions@jelit.org

Please provide the following details in the email accompanying your submission:
  • Name(s) and affiliation(s) of author(s)
  • Title of item submitted
  • Category of submission
  • Name and email address for correspondence
  • Contact details of all authors including email, postal
  • address, tel/fax numbers
At the same time as emailing your submission, you should fax a copy of the authorship statement, signed by all authors, to JeLit at +44-141-330-2602 Without this statement being received, submissions cannot proceed any further.
All submissions will be acknowledged by email.
The Refereeing Process
All papers, case studies and research reports properly submitted will be sent out (without identification of author) for refereeing. This process may take several weeks. The process of refereeing submissions is confidential, any attempt to identify or contact referees by authors of submissions will result in automatic rejection of the submission. At the end of the process, authors will be advised of the referees' decision. The following types of decision are possible:
  1. The item is accepted as it has been submitted.
  2. The item is accepted provided minor editorial adjustments are accepted by the author(s). These will not affect the structure or argument of the submission.
  3. The author(s) are invited to make specific revisions in the submission, on completion of which it will be accepted.
  4. The author(s) are invited to make more general revisions and to resubmit the item for further refereeing.
  5. The author(s) are invited to wait until their researches, etc. have progressed further, and then to submit a paper on the same topic.
  6. The submission is considered unsuitable for publication in JeLit.
In cases 2 to 6, feedback will be provided making it clear why the particular decision was reached, and what further steps could be taken by the author(s). Any further discussion of the submission must be with the editors, and not with referees.
The Moderation Process
All reviews, notes and queries, and announcements properly submitted will be subject to moderation by the editors. This process may take a few weeks. At the end of the process, authors will be contacted by email regarding publication of their submission. The following types of decision are possible:
  1. The item is accepted as it has been submitted.
  2. The item is accepted provided minor editorial adjustments are accepted by the author(s). Such adjustments will not affect the structure or argument of the item submitted.
  3. The author(s) are invited to make specific revisions in the submission, on completion of which it will be accepted.
  4. The author(s) are invited to make more general revisions and to resubmit the item for further moderation.
  5. The submission is considered unsuitable for publication in JeLit.
In cases 2 to 5, feedback will be provided making it clear why the particular decision was reached and what further steps could be taken by the author(s).
Publication of Items
The editors will decide which issue of JeLit an accepted submission should appear in. It will not always be the next one which appears after the submission has been accepted. Authors will be notified as to which issue of JeLit will include their submission.
Copyright
Copyright for items published is retained by the authors. Permission to make digital or hard copies of part or all of this work for personal or classroom use is granted without fee provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or commercial advantage and that copies bear the full citation on the first page. Copyrights for components of this work owned by others must be honoured. Abstracting with credit is permitted. To copy otherwise, republish, post on servers, or redistribute to lists, requires specific prior permission and may involve payment of a fee. Request permissions from the editors at permissions@jelit.org
Draft Submissions
The editors are willing to consider draft or outline proposals for contributions to JeLit. Draft or outline submissions should be emailed to drafts@jelit.org Drafts will be considered by the editors and a response given. This facility only exists for the consideration of drafts by those unused to preparing journal submissions and of outlines of possible papers whose authors are unclear about the relevance of the content to JeLit. Draft submission is not an alternative to full submission, which is the required process for any item to be considered for publication.