This list of peer-reviewed, online journals is constantly under construction (please send suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (formerly Qualitative Communication Research) publishes innovative, experimental, aesthetic, and provocative works on the theories, practices, and possibilities of critical qualitative research. Departures is a forum for scholars in diverse disciplines to converse on, contest, and creatively reimagine the form, purpose, and mission of their work. The journal seeks works charting scholarly and theoretical developments in critical qualitative research, exemplars of methodological innovation, and inventive demonstrations of research as an aesthetic intervention and mode of critique. Departures aims to present the state of the art in autoethnography, personal narrative, performative writing, performance texts, fictocriticism, creative nonfiction, photo essays, short stories, poetry, and other arts-based critical qualitative research. Departures also includes “Communicating Critical Qualitative Research Departures” in which issues, prospects, and controversies of critical qualitative research can be addressed in shorter point-of-view essays. Click here for submission guidelines.
enculturation is a refereed journal devoted to contemporary theories of rhetoric, writing, and culture, and invites submissions on rhetoric, composition, media, technology, and education. We acknowledge that the nature of knowledge production is changing and the academic journal needs to preserve what is important about its traditional practices as well as move into a new technological era. We keep the traditional feel and usability of the print journal with issues, tables of contents, and articles while also allowing for faster publication of content by operating on rolling submissions. Click here for submission guidelines.
International Review of Qualitative Research is a peer-reviewed journal founded to advance the use of critical, experimental, and traditional forms of qualitative inquiry towards the pursuit of social justice. As such, IRQR is a forum for: Discussing critical qualitative research methodologies and practices; Advancing knowledge-based critiques of social settings and institutions; Furthering our understanding of issues, and advocating in policy arenas; Promoting human dignity, human rights, and just societies around the globe. Click here for submission guidelines.
Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies is an open-access, peer-reviewed multimedia publication that addresses three needs in performance studies scholarship and practice: 1) expanding opportunities to share peer-reviewed work, 2) creating a space for the publication of multimedia texts and projects that are difficult or impossible to publish in traditional print venues, and 3) international accessibility. Liminalities publishes scholarship, aesthetic texts, and media projects that explore, advance, challenge, and celebrate the study of performance as a social, political, philosophical, and aesthetic practice; as a methodology; and as a mode of critique. We welcome the submission of projects addressing performance, the performative, and performativity; performance scripts and aesthetic texts for performance; reviews and criticism of performance work; works about pedagogy and performance; and book reviews. We will consider any form of performance work, and encourage both traditional work and that which challenges the boundaries of performance. We welcome a wide range of performance perspectives, practices, methodologies, contexts, and sites. In addition to texts and images, we publish work in html, mp3, Quicktime, and Flash formats. We currently publish three or four issues per year. Click here for submission guidelines.
Peitho is a peer-reviewed journal of the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition. The journal exists to support the Coalition’s mission as a “learned society composed of women scholars who are committed to research in the history of rhetoric and composition.” The journal, like the Coalition, will “promote and foster collaboration and communication” in these areas of specialization. Peitho seeks to encourage, advance, and publish original research in the history of rhetoric and composition and thereby support scholars and students within our profession. Click here for submission guidelines.