Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The European Journal of Life Writing is an interdisciplinary journal, published by the European section of the International Auto/Biography Association (IABA Europe). The EJLW aims to provide a forum for work in the field of all forms of life narratives, with contributions ranging from conceptual to practical and creative work. The European Journal of Life Writing consists of volumes, not issues.

 

Section Policies

Europe and Refugees

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Articles

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Creative Matters

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Editorial

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Life Writing Trajectories in Post-1989 Eastern Europe

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Booklist

Editors
  • Clare Brant
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Reviews and Reports

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Beyond the Subject. Vienna Conference Papers

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Teaching Life Writing Texts in Europe

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Auto/Biographies of Politicians in Modern European History

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Fourth IABA Europe Conference Papers

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GENDER AND POLITICS IN AUTO/BIOGRAPHIES

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Peer Review Process

All submitted manuscripts are read by two members of the Editorial Board. Only those papers that seem most likely to meet our editorial criteria are sent for formal review. Those papers judged by the editors to be of insufficient general interest or otherwise inappropriate are rejected promptly without external review (although these decisions may be based on informal advice from specialists in the field). The Journal will make every effort to reach a decision on a manuscript within four months from date of submission; if you have not heard from the Journal about your manuscript within that period, please write to the Journal Manager. Manuscripts judged to be of potential interest to our readership are sent for formal review, to one or two external reviewers. The editors then make a decision based on the reviewers' advice.

The editorial board of EJLW has adopted the code of prartice as published by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (see http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/Peer-Review-College/The-review-process/Reviewer-guidance-notes/Pages/Conflicts-of-interest.aspx). 

Authors may indicate the names of reviewers by whom they do not want their articles be reviewed.

 

 

Publication Frequency

The European Journal of Life Writing works with volumes instead of issues. Submissions, or propositions for articles, book reviews or clusters on specific themes can be submitted at any time. During the calendar year the editorial board will publish articles as soon as they are ready for publication. At the end of each calendar year all articles published during that particular year will be listed, plus the names of all external reviewers.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Indexing

The European Journal of Life Writing is indexed in : 

  • BASE search, Bielefeld Academic Search Engine 
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) 
  • European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS) 
  • Google Scholar 
  • JournalTOCs
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory 
  • Quality Open Acces Market-QOAM
  • MLA International Bibliography