Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Persona Studies is an academic journal that explores the construction of the public self. The concept of persona is explored in its production and performance in a variety of contexts that includes

  • online culture
  • professional practices
  • political cuture
  • celebrity culture
  • film, television and popular music
  • game and leisure culture
  • everyday life.

 

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Creative Practice

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

After an initial editorial review to determine fit, all articles are sent out to two peer reviewers. The peer review follows a double blind process. Editorials are also peer reviewed, with a non-authoring member of the editorial board co-ordinating the blind review process.

For submissions of creative pieces, peer review is optional at the artist's request. Where peer review has occured, this is noted at the conclusion of any written components of the submission. 


Persona Studies asks reviewers to
  • Provide detailed and constructive feedback to the author in a positive tone.
  • Provide feedback in a timely manner (within two weeks) to allow sufficient time for revision, if necessary.
 
In framing your reviews, Persona Studies asks reviewers to consider the following:
  • Is the article’s argument sound and coherent?
  • Is the article’s research and theorisation adequate?
  • What is the extent of the article’s contribution to scholarship in persona studies?
  • Is the style of writing accessible to both scholarly and general audiences, and does it correctly use Harvard style (particularly for referencing)?

 

Reviewers of creative practice submissions are directed to addess the following: 

  • Does the creative work provide an original concept and/or a creative and important conceptual contribution and professional application?
  • Is the exegesis (if included) clear and coherent? Does it offer cogent analysis drawing on relevant artistic work and creative theory?
  • What is the extent of the contribution to scholarship in persona studies?
  • Is the style of writing (if included) accessible to both scholarly and general audiences, and does it correctly use Harvard style (particularly for referencing)? Are any deviations in style appropriate to the piece submitted?

 

If you wish to make comments within the text of the submitted article, please make all comments in red type. Please do not use the "comment" function in Microsoft Word, as people using different word processors may not be able to properly view the comments.


[The editorial team acknowledge M/C Journal's reviewer guidelines, on which the above are based.]

 

 

Publication Frequency

Biannually, usually April and October each year.

 

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...