Fashion Studies accepts submissions on a double-blind review process.

 
 

Peer Review Process

PROCESS

The first thing you should know: Fashion Studies accepts submissions based on a double-blind review process. All stages of the submission process will be conducted online, initially over e-mail and then through an online portal on the journal website. We will match submissions and reviewers according to your topic, medium and methodology. In doing so, we hope to ensure a fair and effective review process. We want to create a trustworthy, safe space for you to access comments and feedback, in the hopes of eventually publishing your work!


POTENTIAL OUTCOMES

There are three potential outcomes to the peer review process:

 
 

ACCEPTED

REJECTED

CONDITIONAL

 
 

In some cases, a submission may be accepted immediately (hooray!). This means that little to no reviews are needed and that the work can no longer be published anywhere else. Alternatively, a submission may be rejected; this means it no longer has any affiliation with the journal and will not be published in that issue. Finally, (and most commonly) a submission may be marked as conditional. In this case, revisions are needed in order for the work to be accepted. This is no big deal; it just means that you get to decide whether or not to proceed with the process. Once updated, the submission will be reviewed again! This will continue until the piece is either accepted or rejected.

 

STAGES

There are five stages to the peer review process:

 

1


 

EMAIL SUBMISSION

REVIEWED BY EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

REVIEWED BY CO-EDITORS

 
 

RESULTS

 

STAGE 1

All submissions will be submitted over e-mail to fashionstudies@ryerson.ca. They will then be reviewed by our editorial assistant. Selected submissions will be forwarded to the co-editors of the journal for final approval before moving on to Stage 2. Creators will be notified of results.

 

2


 

REVIEWED BY EDITORIAL BOARD

RECOMMENDATION

RESULTS

 
 

STAGE 2

Scholarly and creative academics will review submissions according to the matching process conducted by the editorial team. Submissions will be allocated two reviewers each in order to strengthen the process. Once complete, reviewers will send the editorial assistant their recommendation on how to proceed. The editorial assistant will notify all those who submitted on the status of their work.

 

3


 

RESULTS

CONDITIONAL

SIGNED CONTRACT

 
 

STAGE 3

Creators will have been given the results of their review process, and will proceed accordingly. Stage 3 will continue until a submission is accepted or rejected for that issue. Contracts will be sent out to accepted submission creators.

 

4


 

FINAL REVIEW

CREATOR APPROVES EDITS

TIME CONSTRAINTS

 
 

STAGE 4

Once all submissions are finalized, they will be sent back to the editorial team for final review. The editorial team will send back any changes to creators for approval; however, edits made at this point are at the discretion of the editorial team due to time constraints surrounding publication.

 

5


 

POSTED ONLINE

TIME CONSTRAINTS

PUBLISHED

 
 

STAGE 5

Finalized submissions will be posted online for viewing by the editorial team. Creators will not be contacted in regards to any formatting changes needed due to time constraints surrounding publication. Co-editors will publish the issue!