Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Prefix is an open access journal created by and for members of the GWU English graduate community.  The journal aims to hybridize diverse research and creative interests of the graduate student body through an interactive peer review submission process and post-publication reader commentary.  

We encourage submissions in the embryonic form of scholarly articles, creative work (including poetry, fiction, art, photography, and music), reviews (of literature, music, film, area restaurants, anything goes!), meditations, grievances, reveries, and announcements. Please submit for any of the following sub-sections of Prefix: 

   1. multiplicities

       pl. noun

       scholarly articles 

     2. pork chops and jouissance

       compound noun conjunction noun

       musings

    3. on the couch

       preposition definite article noun

       faculty/student interviews

    4. wunderground

       gibberish

       creative works 

    5. –ings

       pl. suffix

       announcements 
     

You have the liberty to interpret the above sections as you wish.

As we are hoping to launch our inaugural issue by May 2009, please send your submissions to Prefix by March 31, 2009.  

To submit, you will need to first register as a user at www.prefixjournal.org and then upload your document under the corresponding section in “Submissions.”  If you have any questions about Prefix and/or are interested in joining us on the editorial board, contact us at prefixjournal@gmail.com.

 

 

Section Policies

mul•ti•plic•i•ties

There is no page minimum or maximum for scholarly articles. Please use MLA citations where necessary.

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pork chops and jou•is•sance

Musings from the substantial to the trivial find a welcome home in this section.

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on the couch

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wun•der•ground

Creative works of any genre are welcome.

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Horrorscopes

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

-ings

This section functions as a virtual community board. Post department news, announcements, upcoming events, a missed connection, etc. here.

Unchecked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Submissions will undergo an intensive peer review process and authors can expect to receive feedback in a timely fashion.  

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

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...