Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Studies in Arts and Humanities journal aims to be all-encompassing in terms of subject, contribution and readership in the field of arts and humanities. The main objective of SAH is to facilitate a challenging yet accessible intellectual platform for a diverse range and lively mix of critical analysis and informed opinion. Although academic content will form a significant and important part, the journal aims to reach out to a wider audience in a broader manner.

SAH is an open access platform for reviewed articles, academic reflections, student studies, book, film and theatre reviews, cultural commentary and opinion pieces, as well as original photography and graphic art.

It is our belief that divisions between academic disciplines in the arts and humanities are increasingly blurred. To this end we aim to forge a textual cartography that draws on a formidable range of disciplines within the arts and humanities.

We welcome cutting-edge papers in the form of literature reviews, original research and exploratory studies, as well as academic reflections written within the frameworks of: drama, film, media studies, photography, journalism, literary and cultural studies, cultural geography, Irish studies, European studies, gender studies, history, economics, social science, sociology, discourse analysis, psychoanalysis, psychology and philosophy.

This journal will be a particularly useful resource for educators and researchers, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students.


Section Policies


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Review Process

All submissions are initially assessed by an editor, who decides whether articles are suitable for academic review and/or publication. Suitability is assessed in relation to the focus and scope of the journal and the article type.

Suitable articles are assigned to reviewers including guest reviewers. Submissions are assessed for their clarity, methodology and validity.

Academic review can either be strictly anonymous or open, meaning that reviewers are either not known or known to authors and vice versa.


Publication Frequency

SAH usually publishes two electronic and print issues per annum. Formal submission deadlines do not apply.


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. This policy is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.


Publication Ethics

SAH is committed to upholding high ethical standards throughout the review and publishing process.

The editorial and review team follows vigorous academic review guidelines and copy editing standards and abides by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) code of conduct. COPE guidelines are followed where appropriate. SAH is a not-for-profit publishing collective. Editorial decisions are not influenced by outside commercial interests.

The journal uses anti-plagiarism software to ensure academic integrity.


Journal Archiving

SAH Journal deposits the digital version of its publications with the British Library. Content is stored as PDF; metadata is stored as MODS. This is to create a permanent archive of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...