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Soundboard Scholar Submission Guidelines
(download .pdf copy here)
1. Prospective authors
are invited to contact the General Editor, who will make a preliminary review of the
proposed article (hereafter, Work). If the Work is appropriate for publication consideration, it will be assigned to a member (or members) of the Soundboard Scholar Peer
Review Committee with both editorial skills and subject
knowledge of the area addressed by the Work. Normally one of the reviewers will assist
the Author as the "Acquisitions Editor" in polishing the Work for final submission and acceptance. This process could be helpful for Master’s and
2. The formatting of the
Work should be in conformity with the established Style Sheet for the series,
MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing. 3rd ed. New York: MLA,
2008. Print. A convenient summary of its norms can be downloaded (in .pdf) from the Purdue University Online Writing Lab: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/media/pdf/20110928111055_949.pdf
3. When submitting the work for blind review, it is the responsibility of the author or Acquisitions Editor to remove the author’s name. The General Editor then passes the Work on to a minimum of two
peer reviewers for a blind review.
4. The referees will read
the Work, evaluating its methodology, credibility, and originality. They
will report their findings back to the General Editor. Their
responses will be submitted as written comments under one of three headings:
a) Acceptable to publish.
b) Acceptable to publish,
provided that the following clarifications or revisions are made.
c) Not acceptable for the
5. The General Editor will relay the results of the peer review to the Author and Acquisitions
Editor without disclosing the names of the reviewers. If appropriate, the
Acquisitions Editor will work with the Author to address any needed revisions.
6. Resubmission of the
a) If the
"clarifications or revisions” (4.b.) are relatively minor, the
Acquisitions Editor will work with the Author to see that they are incorporated
into the final draft of the Work. The latter will be sent to the
General Editor with an accompanying letter from the Author explaining
how the referees’ concerns were addressed.
b) If the necessary
"clarifications or revisions” are substantial, the General Editor will consult with the Acquisitions Editor to discuss whether, in
fairness to all, another blind review would be prudent after the requested
revisions are made. If so, normally the same referees who first
reviewed the Work would be asked to review the revised Work.
7. Upon successful
completion of the peer review process, the General Editor will
arrange for publication of the title in a forthcoming Soundboard Scholar. We envision these issues being printed on pages of the same size and format as Soundboard magazine.
8. By submitting an article to be published in Soundboard
Scholar, the Author agrees that the approved English version of the article is to be published solely in Soundboard
Scholar, and said article is not to be published in English in any other journal or forum,
either in print or via electronic media of any sort.
9. The submission of scholarly foreign-language articles is encouraged. Previously published foreign language articles of scholarly merit not currently available in
English translations are also welcome. Acceptance of these is contingent
upon accurate English translations.