Girlhood Studies

An Interdisciplinary Journal

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The Board of Editors welcomes contributions. Article submissions are accepted continually and all authors are encouraged to contribute.

Authors should submit articles electronically as attachments by e-mail, formatted as Microsoft Word files. Please note that all correspondence will be carried out via e-mail. Submissions without complete and properly formatted reference lists may be rejected; manuscripts that have been accepted for publication but do not conform to the Girlhood Studies style will be returned to the author for amendment.

E-mail submissions to the Editors:
Editors-in-Chief: Dr. Claudia Mitchell and Dr. Jacqueline Reid-Walsh

Articles should have a maximum of 6500 words including notes and references. Book reviews should be approximately 1500 words in length. Manuscripts should follow the requirements laid down in the Submission Guidelines. This is particularly important in relation to in-text citations and reference list details. While we would prefer not to have to return manuscripts that do not comply to their authors for style revision, we may be compelled to do so before we submit them for review.

Girlhood Studies is a refereed journal. Articles are sent to reviewers with relevant experience and expertise for comment. Referees are asked to advise the editors whether the article should be published and if so, with what recommended changes. The editors respond to the author with their decision and a list of any changes needed for the article to be accepted for publication. They also send the anonymous referees' comments to the author.

Manuscripts that have been accepted for publication but do not conform to the style guide may be returned to the author for amendment. The Editors also reserve the right to alter usage to conform to the style guide issued by the Publishers. Authors may not supply new materials or request major alterations following the copyediting stage so please ensure that all text is final upon acceptance.

The Girlhood Studies style guide is based on the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS), with some deviations for house preferences. American Heritage Dictionary (3rd edition) and Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary (10th edition), supplemented by Webster's New International Dictionary, are our arbiters for US spelling, especially for hyphenated words, words in italic, and so forth. Please refer to the following for a summary of key stylistic requirements.

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Authors published in Girlhood Studies (GHS) certify that their works are original and their own. The editors certify that all materials, with the possible exception of editorial introductions, book reviews, and some types of commentary, have been subjected to double-blind peer review by qualified scholars in the field. While every effort is made by the publishers and the editorial board to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions or statements appear in this journal, they wish to make it clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles herein are the sole responsibility of the contributor concerned. For a more detailed explanation concerning these qualifications and responsibilities, please see the complete Girlhood Studies Ethics Statement.