Guidelines


 

Masculinities: A Journal of Identity and Culture  is an online biannual journal of interdisciplinary and critical studies of gender and masculinity. It aims to enable researchers and scholar to discussissues  in an independent and inspiring forum related to the representations of gender, particularly masculinity, formations of gendered identities, cultural, social, and aesthetic reflections of masculinity in culture and literature.

Masculinities: A Journal of Identity and Culture  primarily offers interdisciplinary and pioneering research in the field of gender and masculinity, necessarily outreaching into arts, literature, history, sociology, philosophy, communications, linguistics, and medicine. The editor(s) welcome scholarly and critical contributions, including articles, book and film reviews, reviews of the published articles as well as Announcements of forthcoming events, conference reports, and information on other matters of interest to gender studies and/or masculinity studies.  The submissions are accepted after a double blind peer review process of evaluation and main criteria of admission are originality, theoretical and methodological sophistication,  scholarly significance, and clarity. The editors reserve the right to accept or reject submissions for publication. Any changes to the text submitted will be clarified with the author before publication.

The submission of articles accepted for publication indicates a clear understanding of thefollowing rules.

1. The opinions expressed in Masculinities: A Journal of Identity and Culture  by the editors and contributors are their own responsibility.

2. The language of the journal is English and Turkish and Access to the published articles is free of charge.

3. The contributor grants Masculinities: A Journal of Identity and Culture  exclusive rights to publish his/her contribution in electronic form (as freely downloadable PDF file from the website). The contribution is understood to include all material submitted for publication and all supplementary material accompanying the contribution.

4. The author may share copies of the manuscript with colleagues in personal compilations or other publications of his/her own work for educational or researchpurposes.

5. Any request to reproduce the original material first published in Masculinities: A Journal of Identity and Culture  will be forwarded to theoriginal author and Masculinities: A Journal of Identity and Culture  will raise no objection as long as the author agrees to reproduction and the original publication is properly acknowledged.

6. With each submission, the author assures that the text is an original work and has not been published or not being considered for publication elsewhere. It must be carefully noted that in the case of a multi-authored contribution, the person who submits the paper is authorized to answer on behalf of alltheco-authors.

7. Manuscripts should be in accordance with the parenthetical format in the current MLA Style Manual.

8. Manuscripts should not exceed 7,000 words. You are kindly advised to provide a short bionote, an an abstract of 400-600 words, keywords and a postal address for further contact on a separate sheet of paper.

9. The authors will be informed about the decision of reviewers within 60 days at the latest. The texts will be published in the closest issue once approved for publication.

10. You can also submit reviews of books, articles, conferences and academic meetings, films, performances, MA thesis and dissertations to be published in the journal. Reviews of any kind must generally conform to the guidelines above mentioned. They must include such information in the heading like author, title, place of publication/organization, publisher/organizers, date of publication/organization. number of pages, length, language, price, etc. wherepossible. The review itself  is expected to provide accurate information about the content of the publication/event as well as a very brief introduction of the authors/ organizers. The review should also emphasize the significance and the impact of the work/event in its field besides sometimes a critical assessment of its weaknesses and potential failures in addressing certain topics. The finished paper should be limited with 1200-1500 words at most.

11.All submissions to be considered for publication should be sent by email to the editors as a .doc file and a pdf version.

12. You must submit your papers and reviews to both masculinitiesjournal@gmail.com. You will get a confirmation mail in return once the editors have received your e-mails.