Policies

Organization and Procedures:

The journal is published online, through the Creative Commons License, and is managed by the g/s/i Editorial Board. Scholarship may be submitted in either English or Italian. The journal plans publication of one volume per year that will be edited collaboratively by the Editor, Associate Editors, and Staff. Guest-Editors, responsible for establishing a theme for a volume and for soliciting and vetting all articles, may apply to the Editorial Board (see procedure below).

All submissions undergo a double blind review, possibly including one member of the Editorial Board and an external reviewer. In the event that referees return different recommendations, the article will be sent to a member of the Editorial Board or to another external reader and the final decision will be based on consensus. Before going into production, the issue editor(s) will present the whole issue for final approval. Criteria for publication include: appropriateness to the journal’s mission (or to the unifying theme or issue), potential impact on the field of gender studies in an Italian context, and overall excellence.

Please note: in the case of contributions non submitted on time, they will be reconsidered for publication in the Open Contribution section of the following year.

Editorial Board:

The Editorial Board consists of the general Editor, Editors of Invited Perspectives, Opening Contributions, and Continuing Discussions sections, and Book Reviews Editors. Tenure on the Editorial Board will be for a minimum of two years. Members of the Editorial Board who have participated insufficiently for two years may be asked to resign. (Insufficient participation means: failure to participate in the editorial and peer review process). All Editorial Board members will participate in the research and writing of grants for funding the journal as well as any conferences that should be proposed.

Advisory Board:

The Editorial Board nominates a number of experts in appropriate fields to serve as an International Advisory Board for three-year renewable terms. All nominations must be approved by the majority of the Editorial Board members. Members of the Advisory Board may be asked to review essays and/or write reviews of publications for the reviews section.

Staff:

In addition to the Editorial Board, the journal has Managing Editors and Assistants Editors, who assist the issue Editor(s) in all aspects of the journal’s production.

Guest Editors:

g/s/i will occasionally publish guest-edited issues related to themes that may be of special interest to g/s/i’s avenues of editorial inquiry. Please note that in these cases, the Invited Perspectives, Open Contributions, and Continuing Discussions Sections, as well as the Reviews continue to be overseen exclusively by the Editors. The guest-editing process and timeline are as follows:

May 31 (year before proposed publication): send us your proposal with rationale/theoretical framework, and guest-Editor/s bios. The proposal should also include: 500-word abstracts, bibliography, and bio for each contributor. The Editorial Board will evaluate the proposal and  submit it to the Advisory Board. If the proposal passes these steps, as guest-Editors, you will send a g/s/i formal request to the contributors, with specific information about format and length or article to submit .

January 31 (same year of proposed publication): The completed articles should be submitted to both the guest-Editors and general Editor (Nicoletta Marini-Maio). The articles will go through double blind review: two external readers will be selected, one by the guest-editors and one by the editor; g/s/i policies for review should be followed. Guest-Editors cannot be selected as readers. Guest-Editors and general Editor will manage the communication process with their respectively selected readers and all the editing phases according to the follow timeline:

March 30: deadline for readers to submit feedback.

May 30: deadline for authors to submit revised articles.

June 30: deadline for guest-Editors to submit edited articles (content, citations/bibliography, language). All articles should follow Chicago note and bibliography style. Other styles (or inaccurate/inconsistent formats) will not be accepted. Templates will be provided.

g/s/i Editors, Managing Editors, and Assistant Editors will manage and supervise the copyediting, pagination, and publication processes. Publication is scheduled for August 31.

Creative Commons License

g/s/i is published online and is an open-access journal. All content, including multimedia files, is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution and is published according to the Creative Commons License, which does not  allow commercial use of published work or its manipulation in derivative forms. Content can be downloaded and cited as specified by the author/s.

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