Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies

http://azjhcs.coh.arizona.edu

10 comments:

  1. Excellent journal, but very slow in responding.

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  2. I second that. Their articles are rigorous and original in content (although a bit predictable in their language and structure style), but they can take anywhere between 5-8 months to respond!

    Last year I submitted an article that was rejected. I received feedback from two individuals. As usual in our subjective field, the two evaluations contradicted one another. One was constructive and pragmatic, the other had a nasty-whiney paternalising tone to it, pointing out things that he/she didn't like, but not providing any substantial reason, just specifying some books I should read.

    Any case, I rewrote and resubmitted to a different journal which accepted it.

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  3. They do not keep a backlog and therefore your article will "compete" with other ones submitted for the same issue. However, I agree they have published original pieces of research. They liked mine, but it was rejected with not very convincing arguments. It also took them 8 months to respond.

    Each issue is published in the Fall, and they are open for submission until January of that year. Usually the editorial board makes a decision in June.

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  4. My experience with this journal was similar to that of the second commenter: the reviewer's comments were rather paternalizing, and more mean-spirited than constructive. The journal clearly publishes some good quality work though.

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  5. Does anybody know when the 2011 issue will be published?

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  6. No, but they have a Facebook page. You may want to try leaving a question in their wall.

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  7. It has come to my attention that the Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies has left the Project Muse collection of journals. I would be grateful if somebody could tell me which publisher will be hosting it in the future.

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  8. I had a positive experience with AJHCS. It took about five months for my article to be accepted with only minimal revisions. The article was in print a little over a year after submission, which is a quick turn around compared to some other journals. The staff was cordial and helpful.

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  9. The first reader of my article said that "it is definitely worth publishing with some minor tweaking", and the second one also asked for resubmission, stating that my article "is also well-researched". The 2 readers clearly wanted my article to be published. However, the editors decided to reject my article, which makes no sense to me based on the readers' comments. I will never submit anything to this journal again

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  10. I have been trying to access this journal and have found it impossible through my university. I am interested in Volume 13, 2009 and particularly those articles under ´Special Section: La Movida de Madrid´. If anyone has access to the PDFs and can send me a copy, I would be most thankful. dan.keevill@yahoo.co.uk

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