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Journal of European Studies

Journal of European Studies

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Culture and History | Literature

eISSN: 17402379 | ISSN: 00472441 | Current volume: 52 | Current issue: 3-4 Frequency: Quarterly

The Journal of European Studies (JES) is a peer-reviewed journal, that covers the languages and cultures of Europe, preferably from a trans-national or comparative perspective. The journal is also interested in original research contributions rooted in national philologies or cinemas. Its broad remit also includes dance, music, architecture, and culinary cultures. Its focus is on the modern post-Renaissance period.

"The scope of Journal of European Studies is wide and bold, its interdisciplinary reach exhilarating and fertile; but at the same time the quality of the work it inspires and publishes is rooted in specifics and brings with it the very best specialist credentials." David Walker, University of Sheffield, UK

JES is based in the Humanities and does NOT publish research on the workings of European Union institutions or other aspects of EU policy making.

The journal provides an outlet for world-leading research from across the globe dedicated to furthering the understanding of European literature and ideas since the Renaissance. The journal covers all nations and regions of the European Continent, including Britain and Ireland, stretching from the Arctic to Malta, the Urals to the Azores. Its disciplinary and interdisciplinary remit, based in the Humanities in Cultural Studies, is intended to be broad. The editors particularly welcome comparative approaches.

The Journal of European Studies encourages submissions from a wide range of disciplines, including cinema, critique, cultural history, cultural studies, history of ideas, identities, minorities, modern languages, national literatures and comparative literatures, and translation.

The reviews section has space for discussion of individual titles and review essays. The recommendation of titles to review and offers to review are welcome and should be addressed to the Reviews Editor. Conference reports and other notices on relevant topics will also be considered for publication.

All submissions are double peer-reviewed and must be written in English. Quotations should either be translated or presented in the original with a parallel English version.

Proposals for special issues should be made to the General Editor.

General Editor
Julian Preece Swansea University, UK
Reviews Editor
Aled Rees Kingston University, UK
Founding Editors
Tony Cross University of East Anglia, UK
John Flower University of East Anglia, UK
Franz Kuna University of East Anglia, UK
Editorial Board
Sandra Berman Princeton University, USA
Paul Bishop University of Glasgow, UK
Elettra Carbone University College London, UK
Hanna Diamond Cardiff University, UK
Sally Faulkner Univeristy of Exeter, UK
Orlando Figes Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
Helena Galán Fajardo Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Robert Gordon University of Cambridge, UK
Danielle Hipkins University of Exeter, UK
Rhianedd Jewel Aberystwyth University, UK
Florian Kläger Universität Bayreuth, Germany
Tim Mehigan University of Queensland, Australia
Peter Morgan University of Sydney, Australia
Richard Robinson Swansea University, UK
Anna Saignes Université Grenoble Alpes, France
Richard Sheppard University of Oxford, UK
Bradley Stephens University of Bristol, UK
Kati Tonkin University of Western Australia, Australia
Carol Tully Bangor University, UK
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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Journal of European Studies

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Journal of European Studies will be reviewed.

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. What do we publish?
      1.1 Aims & Scope
      1.2 Article types
      1.3 Writing your paper
    2. Editorial policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgements
      2.4 Funding
      2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
    3. Publishing policies
      3.1 Publication ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open access and author archiving
    4. Preparing your manuscript
      4.1 Formatting
      4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      4.3 Supplementary material
      4.4 Reference style
      4.5 English language editing services
    5. Submitting your manuscript
      5.1 ORCID
      5.2 Information required for completing your submission
      5.3 Permissions
    6. On acceptance and publication
      6.1 SAGE Production
      6.2 Online First publication
      6.3 Access to your published article
      6.4 Promoting your article
    7. Further information


    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Journal of European Studies, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article Type

    The Journal of European Studies publishes original papers, review essays, conference reports and book reviews.

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    For all papers the journal adheres to a rigorous double-anonymize reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties. Book reviews and review essays are assessed by the Editors.

    2.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    2.3.1 Third party submissions

    Where an individual who is not listed as an author submits a manuscript on behalf of the author(s), a statement must be included in the Acknowledgements section of the manuscript and in the accompanying cover letter. The statements must:

    • Disclose this type of editorial assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input
    • Identify any entities that paid for this assistance
    • Confirm that the listed authors have authorized the submission of their manuscript via third party and approved any statements or declarations, e.g. conflicting interests, funding, etc.

    Where appropriate, SAGE reserves the right to deny consideration to manuscripts submitted by a third party rather than by the authors themselves.

    2.4 Funding

    Journal of European Studies requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Journal of European Studies encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    Journal of European Studies and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway.

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    Journal of European Studies offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information on Open Access publishing options at SAGE please visit SAGE Open Access. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE’s Author Archiving and Re-Use Guidelines and Publishing Policies.

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    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplementary material

    The Journal of European Studies does not currently accept supplemental files.

    4.4 Reference style

    Journal of European Studies adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. View the SAGE Harvard guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style. You should also consult a recent issue of the journal and align your layout and referencing with what you find there.

    French books, titles, etc
    The first word of a title has an initial capital. If this is the definite article, the following substantive also has an initial capital (Le Roi se meurt) as does a preceding adjective (La Folle Journ?e) but not a following one (La Secret professionel). If the first word is other than le, la or les, the words following are all in lower case unless they are proper nouns (Si le grain ne meurt). Journal style is to use accents on capital letters but capital A does not take a grave accent.

    Other foreign language references
    German: capitalize the words that are normally capitalized.
    Spanish and Italian: only capitalize the first word (and all proper names, as usual).
    Russian transliteration: use Modified Library of Congress System, e.g. Tolstoi, Dostoevskii, Shostakovich.

    For other languages, please refer to The Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors (2000).

    If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the SAGE Harvard EndNote output file.

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    5. Submitting your manuscript

    Journal of European Studies is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the Journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help

    Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors provided below. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    ManuscriptsPlease include a separate title page with the title, author's name, title (Prof., Dr, etc.) and current affiliation, plus an address to which proofs and pre-publication correspondence should be sent. An email address should also be provided. Please also provide an abstract of about 100-150 words and at least five keywords for searching online.

    Reviews: Reviewers should follow the house style

    Special Issues: Journal of European Studies welcomes proposals for special issues that relate closely to the aims and scope of the journal. Those contemplating proposing a special issue should contact the Journal's Editor to request guidelines and more information.

    5.1 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.

    The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.

    If you do not already have an ORCID iD please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID homepage to learn more.

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.3 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

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    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice.

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    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Journal of European Studies editorial office as follows:

    Professor J. E.Preece, Editor
    Faculty of Humanities and Social SciencesKeir Hardie Building
    Swansea UniversitySwansea SA2 8PP


    Reviews Editor: Aled Rees

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