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Journal of Autoethnography welcomes submissions of original work for review and consideration. Authors are required to review the journal's Author Guidelines prior to submission. Submissions are to be made online through Scholastica. 

Upon acceptance, authors are required to sign an Author Agreement with University of California Press. 

The Journal of Autoethnography Statement on Publication Ethics is available here. 

Please direct all editorial inquiries to the journal editorial team at [email protected].

About the Peer Review Process 
When a manuscript is submitted to the journal, the editors do a cursory review of it to confirm that it would be appropriate for the journal. The editors (and reviewers) use the following criteria to assess manuscripts:

  • the use and application of autoethnography
  • original contribution to autoethnographic scholarship
  • engagement with relevant autoethnographic literature
  • quality of the writing

If a manuscript doesn’t foreground the use of autoethnography, contribute to autoethnographic scholarship, engage relevant autoethnography literature, and isn’t well-written, then the editors will either reject the manuscript or request revisions of the author.

Once a manuscript passes the initial editorial review, it is then sent to at least two peer reviewers, either members of the journal’s editorial board (preferred) or to reviewers who will serve in an ad-hoc capacity. Reviewers are asked to use the same aforementioned criteria to evaluate manuscripts. They are also asked to provide constructive comments for the author.

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