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Submission Guidelines

SAQ Call for Proposals
SAQ is accepting proposals for thematic special issues through January 31, 2019. Themes should be in line with issues published by the journal in recent years, including critical race studies, feminist and queer theory, analyses of contemporary capital and labor, social movements and liberation movements, critical theory, and environmental humanities. Funds are available to translate original essays not written in English.

Special-issue editors are responsible for soliciting essays, working with authors, editing the texts, and ensuring that deadlines and word counts are met.

Proposals should include a description of the concept or theme that organizes the issue (roughly 200 words) plus names of potential authors with very brief bios. Please indicate whether authors have already been contacted. Please propose, too, a date by which the complete, edited collection can feasibly be submitted.

Issues are composed of 70,000 words total. This is often configured as eight 8,000 word essays plus an introduction, but editors are free to configure differently the number and length of essays.

Please send proposals to saq@dukeupress.edu.
 
Peer Review
SAQ uses an all-special-issue, guest-edited format that precludes the submission of unsolicited manuscripts. It does not use a blinded peer-review process, but its two-tiered review process is roughly equivalent. All issues of the journal are organized by guest editors, who solicit contributions from established scholars whose work they know. Once authors submit their essays, it is the responsibility of the guest editor(s) to review the text and return it to the author for revisions. Revised essays are subsequently submitted to the general editor, who again suggests revisions if necessary. At both points in the review process, the special-issue editor(s) and the general editor must reject essays whose quality is below the standards of the journal.
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