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Focus and Scope

The peer-reviewed, open-access journal GENEALOGY+CRITIQUE (G+C) publishes research in critical genealogy and critical theory in English, German, and French. It focuses on combining historical analysis and theory formation in plain and concise language. Pursuing an interdisciplinary approach, the journal welcomes theoretical and empirical contributions from scholars in the humanities and the social sciences.

G+C aims at:

  • analyzing contemporary social, ethical, political, cultural, juridical, economic, technological, communication, and media phenomena and transformations from historical-genealogical and/or critical theory perspectives;
  • cross-fertilizing critical genealogy and critical theory;
  • exploring the critical potentials of genealogical methods;
  • fostering dialogue between various schools of critical inquiry such as Marxism, the Frankfurt School, phenomenology, poststructuralism, and deconstruction;
  • confronting genealogical research and scholarship in critical theory with more current approaches in, for example, cultural and media studies, digital humanities and design research, science and technology studies, as well as postcolonial, gender, race, and antisemitism studies.

Publication Cycle

This journal is published as a continuous volume and issue throughout the year. Articles go online as soon as they are ready to avoid unnecessary delays in making knowledge publicly available. Special Collections of articles are published as part of the normal volumes, but also on separate web pages. The editorial and peer review processes for the associated contributions are the same as with all other articles (see the Journal Policies). Guest editors are invited to propose Special Collections via the contact page.

Peer Review

All submissions are initially evaluated by the editors, who decide whether the article is suitable for peer review. Submissions considered eligible for peer review are assigned to experts who assess the article for originality, sound methodology, argumentative as well as stylistic clarity, and accuracy of bibliographic information.

For research papers, the journal operates a double-anonymous peer review, meaning that authors and reviewers remain unidentified throughout the whole review process. For review articles, interviews, and editorials, an open peer review is applied where the contributions are reviewed by members of the editorial team. If the authors are part of the editorial team, they are excluded from the review process.

The review process is expected to take eight to twelve weeks. Based on the peer reviews, the editors will recommend minor or major revisions to the author(s), accept the article in its submitted form, or reject the contribution. Overall editorial responsibility rests with the journal's editors, who are supported by an expert, international Advisory Board. On average, one third of the submitted articles are accepted for publication (usually after several revisions).

For more information on the peer-review process, see the Journal Policies.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book) with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (see The Effect of Open Access).

Creative Commons License

G+C allows the license Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY 4.0) for submission:

  • Attribution: You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • No additional restrictions: You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Publication Fees

This journal is published by the Open Library of Humanities (OLH). Unlike many open-access publishers, the OLH does not charge any author fees. This does not mean that we do not have costs. Instead, our costs are paid by an international library consortium. If your institution does not currently support the platform, we request that you ask your librarian to sign up. The OLH is extremely cost-effective and is a nonprofit organization. However, while we cannot function without financial support and we encourage universities to sign up, institutional commitment is not required to publish with us.

Archiving and Indexing

G+C has robust and ongoing indexing and archiving as with all OLH journals, which includes listings with services such as the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Sherpa Romeo, and EBSCO Information Services, and archiving with CLOCKSS, LOCKSS, and Portico. For full information, please see OLH's Publisher Policies.

Submission Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check their submission's compliance with all the following conditions. Submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines will be rejected.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it currently under review in another journal.
  2. Any third-party materials used have been identified with appropriate credit lines, and where necessary permission obtained from the copyright holder for all formats of the journal.
  3. All authors qualify as authors and have given permission to be listed in the submitted article. Please ensure that your article includes a competing interest statement in accordance with our Competing Interest Guidelines.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines and is orthographically and grammatically correct.
  5. All tables and figures are cited in the text. Tables are included within the text document, while figures are uploaded as supplementary files.
  6. Figures/images have a resolution of at least 300dpi. Each file is no more than 20MB. The files are in one of the following formats: JPG, TIFF, GIF, PNG, EPS (to maximize quality, the original source file is preferred).
  7. The format of the submitted file is a Microsoft Word or LibreOffice/OpenOffice document.
  8. All notes and the bibliography have been formatted exactly according to The Chicago Manual of Style, either in the author-date format or in the notes-and-bibliography format (without ibid.), and all DOIs for the references have been provided, where available.
  9. Every effort has been made to ensure that author names are removed from the manuscript. The following link provides information on ensuring an anonymous review.
  10. Please indicate in the "Comments to the Editor" box if the article is being submitted to an ongoing or a forthcoming special collection.


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