Cultural Intertexts abides by the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing

  1. WEBSITE: An Aims & Scope’ statement is included on the website and the readership is clearly defined. The statement on what the journal will consider for publication is available here. ISSNs (print and electronic) are clearly displayed on the homepage.
  2. NAME OF JOURNAL: The Journal name, Cultural Intertexts, is unique. It has not been changed since the foundation of the journal, in 2014.
  3. PEER REVIEW PROCESS: Editors provide guidance to authors on everything that is expected of them. Editors should provide guidance about criteria for authorship and/or who should be listed as a contributor following the standards within the field. If the paper passes the editorial initial evaluation, it is sent for double-blind peer review to two members of the scientific committee or to other academics with expertise in the field. Following review, an article may be: a) considered as complying with the academic exigencies, and therefore accepted; b) accepted on condition that certain improvements are made in due time, c) rejected. The contributors are informed of the decision within 90 days from the submission of their paper. If plagiarism is detected, the article will be rejected without further notice. All papers are checked with the anti-plagiarism software licensed to “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania by At present, the editorial board of Cultural Intertexts is supported in their efforts by a group of 13 academics, specialising in all areas and periods of English and American Literature, Comparative Literature, Film Studies and Cultural Studies. They undertake to evaluate the assigned papers from the perspectives of originality, enrichment and development of the field, consistency between aims and conclusions, methods employed, linguistic accuracy, etc.). The two reviewers are expected to send comments, suggestions and recommendations for the author in a standard peer-review report form and/or directly on the body of the paper, as side comments or insertions (track-changes). If their opinions are divergent, the final decision lies with the general editor.
  4. OWNERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT: Cultural Intertexts is a non-profit academic publication under the aegis of the Department of English, Faculty of Letters, Dunarea de Jos University of Galati (Romania).
  5. GOVERNING BODY: The editorial board of Cultural Intertexts consists of an Editor-in-Chief, an Executive Editor, an Editorial Secretary, and four Editorial Assistants. All staff members are academics and Doctors in Philology. Full details are provided here.
  6. EDITORIAL TEAM/CONTACT INFORMATION: The address of the editorial office can be found here.
  7. COPYRIGHT AND LICENSING: The policy for copyright is clearly stated in the author guidelines and the copyright holder is named on all published articles. Likewise, licensing information is described on the website. The authors are allowed to publish under a Creative Commons license, as indicated on the homepage. 
  8. AUTHOR FEES: There is a €30 fee, payable once the article has been accepted for publication. It includes worldwide shipping of the printed volume. The information is available on the Submissions page and is mentioned in all calls for papers published by the journal’s editors on third-party sites.
  9. PROCESS FOR IDENTIFICATION OF AND DEALING WITH ALLEGATIONS OF RESEARCH MISCONDUCT: In the event that the journal’s publisher or editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct relating to a published article in their journal, the publisher or editor shall follow COPE’s guidelines (or equivalent) in dealing with allegations.
  10. PUBLICATION ETHICS: Cultural Intertexts has policies on publishing ethics that are clearly visible on its website and refer to: i) Journal policies on authorship and contributorship; ii) How the journal will handle complaints and appeals; iii) Journal policies on conflicts of interest / competing interests; iv) Journal policies on data sharing and reproducibility; v) Journal’s policy on ethical oversight; vi) Journal’s policy on intellectual property; and vii) Journal’s options for post-publication discussions and corrections. 
  11. PUBLISHING SCHEDULE: The journal is published on a yearly basis, in December, as indicated in the Submissions area.
  12. ACCESS: The journal is open access, as indicated in the Policy section. All articles are freely downloadable as PDFs from here.
  13. ARCHIVING: The journal content is archived at DOAJ, Index Copernicus, CEEOL. Open Aire. The printed version is archived by the National Library of Romania.
  14. REVENUE SOURCES: Publishing fees do not influence editorial decision-making. The journal does not have other revenue sources.
  15. ADVERTISING: Cultural Intertexts does not feature any advertisements on its website.
  16. DIRECT MARKETING: Solicitation of manuscripts is solely pursued through announcements on Call-for-Papers websites, on academic social media sites (Research Gate, and on the journal’s Facebook page. Cultural Intertexts will never approach potential authors directly to request articles for publication.