Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Lusophone Studies is the official journal of the American Portuguese Studies Association. It is peer-reviewed and published twice a year.

In keeping with the founding principles of APSA, the Journal of Lusophone Studies strives to foster the expansion and diffusion of knowledge on the peoples and cultures of Portuguese-speaking countries and diasporas. It achieves this by publishing the scholarly work of APSA members.

The journal’s commitment to open access is an extension of APSA’s founding principles. It shows our support for the accelerated discovery of information through the unrestricted sharing of ideas, and it allows us to increase public enrichment through the free presentation of cutting-edge research on the languages, peoples, and cultures of countries where Portuguese is spoken.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Editors
  • Cristina Pinto-Bailey
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Interviews

Editors
  • Cristina Pinto-Bailey
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Translations

Editors
  • Cristina Pinto-Bailey
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

Editors
  • Kimberley DaCosta-Holton
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

All articles, interviews, and translations published in JLS undergo full peer review, key characteristics of which include:

  • All materials are reviewed by at least two suitably qualified experts.
  • All publication decisions are made by the journal's Executive Editor on the basis of the reviews provided.
  • Members of the Editorial Board lend insight, advice, and guidance to the Executive Editor/s generally and provide assistance with decision-making on specific submissions

 

Publication Frequency

The Journal of Lusophone Studies is published twice a year. We publish general issues and special dossiers proposed by and guest-edited by area experts.

 

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.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Publication Fees

The Journal of Lusophone Studies does not charge any fee for publishing articles. APSA values the policy of free access to information, and so it does not charge any fee for the submission, review, publication, distribution or download of articles.