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- CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture (ISSN 1481-4374) <http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweb>—the peer reviewed quarterly of scholarship in the humanities and social sciences—is published by Purdue University Press ©Purdue University online in full text and in open access at no cost to authors: The journal is affiliated with the Purdue University Press print and ebooks monograph series of Books in Comparative Cultural Studies <http://www.thepress.purdue.edu/series/comparative-cultural-studies> & <http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweblibrary/seriespurdueccs>. Contact: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- A scholarly quarterly in the humanities and social sciences, the journal publishes new work in regular issues, within the four issues of the year thematic issues, and special issues at the end of the year. Papers submitted for publication are evaluated in double-blind peer review by 2-3 experts in the field in the length of three-four months. Criteria for publication: a) Original research not published elsewhere prior to submission or submitted elsewhere, b) Submission is within the purview of the journal's Aims & Scope <http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweblibrary/clcwebaims>, c) Authors receive notification about the suitability of the paper for publication, d) Following peer review, authors whose papers are accepted or accepted conditionally receive readers' comments in a composite evaluation (authors of papers evaluated against publication do not receive readers' comments), e) Publication of accepted papers occurs upon notification by the journal and are published in the next available issue of the journal, f) Papers accepted for publication are edited in consultation with the editors of the journal and prior to publication authors receive proofs in the paper’s word format, g) Upon agreement between the author and the journal about the final version of the paper the edited word version is uploaded by the journal and is converted to pdf in the journal’s system, h) Upon publication the article is issued its CrossRef DOI: Digital Object Identifier number, i) Download counts of published articles are available on the abstract pages of articles, j) Authors who publish in the journal are subscribed to the journal’s CLCWeb News, a listserve in which calls for papers and other relevant items are sent to subscribers.
- Articles in the journal are 6000-7000 words and book review articles about minimum two books linked thematically are 3000-4000 words (incl. the abstract, the works cited, and the author's bioprofile) in the MLA: Modern Language Association of America parenthetical sources and works cited format with modifications: for the style guide of the journal consult <http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweblibrary/clcwebstyleguide>. The submission of co-authored papers is welcome; however—unlike publishing scholarship in the sciences—co-authorship is allowed only if each author researched and wrote a substantial part of the work submitted.
- Copyright (see also at <http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweblibrary/copyrightclcweb/>): If the paper submitted is culled from or is a version of a previous or forthcoming publication in full or in parts in a book, an online publication, an edited volume, a dissertation, translation, etc., this must be indicated in a Note after the text of the article and above the Works Cited with a full bibliography of the other publication and the journal must receive the copyright release without which the article cannot be published. Images can be published in the journal only if the editor of the journal receives copyright release documentation: Purdue University Press does not purchase copyright release. For the re-publication of an article published in the journal in any form including translation please contact the journal at <email@example.com>. In websites such as academia.edu, researchgate.net, etc. authors are invited to place the bibliography of published articles with the article's DOI: Digital Object Identification Number (i.e., URL).
- Articles published in the journal are indexed in the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (Chadwyck-Healey), the Arts and Humanities Citation Index (Thomson Reuters ISI), the Humanities Index (Wilson), Humanities International Complete (EBSCO), the International Bibliography of the Modern Language Association of America, and Scopus (Elsevier). The journal is member of The Council of Editors of Learned Journals (USA) and it is listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals. CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture is archived in the Electronic Collection of Library and Archives Canada and in the Portico and CLOCKSS systems for archival preservation of born-digital scholarly content.
- Prior to submission consult the journal's Best Practices page at <http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweblibrary/clcwebbestpractices>.