Virtual ProgramWednesday, October 20

Meet the Editors: Demystifying the Journal Publishing Process

Wednesday, October 20, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

  session will be recorded and available for later viewing online


Chair: Lisa Gilman (George Mason University)

Rachel V. González Martín (University of Texas at Austin)
Robert Guyker (Chapman University - Orange, CA)
Solimar Otero (Indiana University)

The editors of the Journal of American Folklore, Journal of Folklore Research, Western Folklore and Cultural Analysis are hosting this session to demystify the process of publishing in a folklore journal. Participants will have the opportunity to meet some of the editors working behind the scenes for an informal conversation. We will discuss the foci and missions of each journal, when to consider submitting, how to prepare a manuscript for submission, what happens after you submit, and what happens after acceptance. We invite students, junior scholars/professionals, and anyone who would benefit from learning about the process. We especially encourage colleagues of color and/or those working in anti-racist and decolonial areas of study to join in the discussion.