Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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.
- 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).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF, of PDF document file format.
- The date and status of the submission/revision are noted on the document. For example: Initial submission: June 5, 2018. Revision according to peer reviewers' comments: June 20, 2018. Comments on copyedit: June 25, 2018, etc.
- For submissions that include references, in-text citations and the reference list adhere to the AUTHOR-DATE format of The Chicago Manual of Style. Where available, DOIs (or URLs) for electronic references have been provided.
- If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed. This includes removing all instances of the author(s) name from the manuscript AND removing author attribution from the "properties" of files. Please click on the link "Ensuring a Blind Review" when uploading your paper for more details.
- All author guidelines have been followed.
Atlantis considers original, unpublished scholarly research in the field of critical studies in gender, culture and social justice. Articles must be 7,000 words or less (including references). Suitable papers will undergo double-blind peer review.
Atlantis publishes creative work that is in line with the journal’s focus. Creative work should have a clear connection to gender, feminism, anti-racism, social justice or related topics. A wide variety of styles, genres, and forms are acceptable, and we are particularly interested in those that combine scholarly interests with creative approaches. Poems must not exceed two pages; short stories and creative nonfiction must not exceed 3,000 words. Literary submissions are reviewed by our Literary Editor, Asha Jeffers, in collaboration with our Editorial Board.
• Scope: Atlantis invites reviews of books related to critical studies of gender, culture and social justice. This includes both scholarly and literary books. We consider reviews of single books as well as “review essays” of multiple, related books. In general, books must be recent (published within two years of the review request) or forthcoming. We are particularly interested in reviews of books by Canadian authors that contribute to the interdisciplinary field of Women’s and Gender Studies. We are not currently seeking reviews of edited collections.
• Style: Atlantis publishes critical book reviews. We do not publish descriptive reviews (summaries) or editorials. Critical book reviews explore how well the author achieves their stated purpose; strengths and weaknesses of the book; and how the book fits into the larger literary genre and/or academic field. Engage the reader early on by establishing the central thesis or theme of the book and explaining how the book contributes to new knowledge in Women’s and Gender Studies.
• Length: Reviews should be under 1000 words. Exceptions can be made for review essays.
• Citation style: Please use Chicago Manual of Style (author-date format) for in-text citations and the reference list. When referring to an idea, paraphrasing, or directly quoting the book, please use guidelines in the Chicago Manual of Style. Please include all publication information about the book under review on the first page of your review.
• Deadlines: For books reviews solicited by editors, potential reviewers will receive a review copy of the book from the publisher. After receiving the book, reviewers have 8 weeks to submit a review or two weeks to decline. Unsolicited book reviews will receive feedback within two to four weeks.
• Assessment and publication: Book reviews are assessed and edited by our book review editor Dr. Emma McKenna, in collaboration with our Editorial Board. Please anticipate between one and three rounds of revisions. Accepted reviews are published in forthcoming issues of Atlantis, with specific dates established by journal editors.
• Examples: For examples of recent book reviews, please see: Meat: A Transnational Analysis, Intersectionality, 2nd Edition, Feminist Praxis Revisited: Critical Reflections on University-Community Engagement.
• Contact: Have an idea for a book you would like to review? Have a book review ready to go? Interested in writing a review essay but looking for guidance? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication, with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
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4. Authors are permitted and encouraged to preprint their work, that is, post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process. This can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work. Read more on preprints here.
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