Humanities Journals Wiki
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This page is for exploring journals that specifically cross disciplines.

Humanities (MDPI)[]

This journal is available here: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/humanities

  • Fast processing time
  • Strange non-humanities citation system
  • Terrible errors introduced in copy-editing (for instance, removing all italics from the article), then they posted the article, with the errors they had introduced, before I had approved the page proofs.
  • FYI: there is quite a lot of online discussion about whether MDPI is a predatory publisher, with the general consensus tending towards yes. I'd say you definitely submit to this journal at your own (reputational) risk.
  • My experience with Humanities was that it was very fast (around 7 months from submission to publication), but that the editorial processes could be frustrating and disorganised, probably in part because of that speed. They gave extremely short turnaround times for responses to peer review (3 days, 1 day for proofs) and sent reminders after only a brief time. They also gave conflicting instructions, causing confusion. The journal sent alarming emails about payment costs and schedule even though the costs were covered; I suppose these were automated. The copyediting introduced errors, though I caught these before publication. It's great to have an article out relatively quickly, but I'd bear these things in mind if planning to publish with this journal.

Excursions (University of Sussex)[]

This journal is available here: https://excursions-journal.sussex.ac.uk/

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