Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Interdisciplinary Journal of Portuguese Diaspora Studies (IJPDS) is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal that fosters research on the Portuguese diaspora from a multidisciplinary, comparative, and international perspective within thematic areas that embrace the Humanities and the Social Sciences. The journal is an annual publication in online and print formats. Also part of this academic journal is the publication of special thematic issues that engage with aspects of Portuguese diaspora studies, both traditional and modern. All submissions for publication undergo are subject to a double-blind peer-review process and are subjected to rigorous editorial practices.

IJPDS publishes original manuscripts, ranging from full research articles to book reviews, as well as narratives representative of the Portuguese diaspora and whose message is conveyed in visual texts (photography), and or fictional writing.

The languages of publication are English, Portuguese, Spanish, or French.

 

 

Section Policies

EDITORIALS

Section reserved to Journal Editors

Editors
  • Irene Blayer
  • Dulce Scott
Unchecked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

ARTICLES

Editors
  • Irene Blayer
  • Dulce Scott
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

INTERVIEWS

Editors
  • Irene Blayer
  • Dulce Scott
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

CREATIVE WRITING

Editors
  • Irene Blayer
  • Dulce Scott
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

BOOK REVIEWS

Editors
  • Irene Blayer
  • Dulce Scott
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Submitted articles are reviewed anonymously by at least two reviewers and are subjected to a rigorous editorial process.

 

 

Publication Frequency

The regular issue of the journal is published annually in the fall. In addition to the annual issue, other issues may also be published annually, in particular special volumes.

 

Author Self-Archiving

This journal permits and encourages authors to post items submitted to the journal on personal websites or institutional repositories both prior to and after publication, while providing bibliographic details that credit, if applicable, its publication in this journal.

 

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...

 

Disclaimer

The editors responsible for this journal make every effort to ensure the accuracy of all the information (the “Content”) contained in its publications. However, the Editors disclaim any reponsibility and liability for any errors and opinions expressed herein. The views and opinions expressed in IJPDS articles are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the editors, the editorial board or the publisher.

 

Publication Ethics

 

Ethical Guidelines for Authors

Originality and Plagiarism
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, which this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism takes many forms, such as using someone else’s language, ideas, or other original (not common-knowledge) material without acknowledging its source.

Definition:
Plagiarism has been traditionally defined as “ the taking of words, images, ideas, etc. from an author and presenting them as one’s own “(American Association of University Professors,  September/October, 1989). The original COPE guidelines on good publication practice (published in 1999) noted that ‘plagiarism ranges from the unreferenced use of others’ published ideas … to submission under “new” authorship of a complete paper, sometimes in a different language.’ Plagiarism includes the unattributed copying of another person’s data/findings, resubmission of an entire publication under another author’s name, verbatim copying of words of original material in the absence of any citation to the source material, or close copying (not quite verbatim, but changed only slightly from the original) of significant sections from another work(etc.).

 

Guest Editing

IJPDS is open to all proposal for guest-edited special issues, provided they follow the thematic orientation as well as the peer reviewed policies and ethical guidelines of the journal. For inquiries, please contact the journal.