Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Skenè. Texts and Studies is an online and print-on-demand series of volumes including editions of primary sources and reference works with translations and scholarly commentary as well as original book-length studies on the theory and practice of drama. The series also aims at furthering original research by producing texts hitherto unpublished.

 

Section Policies

Studies 1

This section accepts studies, and edited collections of essays on the theory, practice, and history of theatre and drama, from any of the perspectives described here

Section's categories:

Classical
Medieval and Early Modern
Modern and Contemporary

Length: 50,000 words or longer.

 

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Studies 2

This section accepts shorter studies on theory, practice, and history of theatre and drama, from any of the perspectives described here.

Section's categories:

Classical
Medieval and Early Modern
Modern and Contemporary

Length: between 20,000 and 50,000 words.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Texts

This section accepts Annotated editions (including parallel text editions) of drama texts and primary sources on the theory, practice, and history of theatre and drama. 

Section's categories:

Classical
Medieval and Early Modern 
Modern and Contemporary

Length: no recommended limit.
 

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

The series employs the blind peer review process. Each submitted manuscript is read at least by an editor, for an initial review, and if it is considered to be attuned with the editorial policy and a minimum quality level, authors are invited to submit their manuscripts online via the Editorial Manager system. The proposed publications are subsequently sent – via the same Editorial Manager system – to one (or more) reviewers chosen among a list of relevant academics with expertise in the field provided by the General Editors and the Editorial Board. The reviewers’ identities are protected and their comments are held as confidential material; comments are likewise made anonymous before being transmitted to the author/s. 

Peer reviewers can choose among four possible options for each proposed publication: 

[1] Accept without revision 


[2] Accept with minor amendments


[3] Support publication with significant revisions and likely re-review


[4] Reject

Further expert advice may be sought in case there is strong disagreement among peer reviewers and/or Editors.

Relying on the reviewers’ comments and evaluation, the General Editors and the Editorial Board make a final decision on the acceptability of the manuscript, and subsequently communicate it to the authors, along with the reviewers’ reports.
 In case significant revisions are suggested, the acceptance of the manuscript depends on whether the author will satisfactorily comply with them.

 

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...

 

Publication Ethics

Our ethic statements are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Editors Practice Guidelines

Publication decisions

The General Editors of Skenè. Texts and Studies are responsible for deciding which of the submitted manuscripts should be published.
The General Editors will act in compliance with the series policy and libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism bylaws. The General Editors may confer with the Editorial Board in making such decision.


Fair play 


Editors will at any time evaluate manuscripts without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. Editors are likewise willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.


Confidentiality 


The General Editors, the Editorial Board, the Executive and Managing Editors and any member of the Editorial Staff will not disclose any information about any of the submitted manuscripts to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, or other editorial advisers. Submitted material will remain confidential while under review.


Disclosure and conflicts of interest 


Unpublished materials included in a submitted manuscript will not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author.


Errors in published work

Errors and/or inaccuracies will be corrected promptly.  

Reviewers Practice Guidelines

Reviewers’
 Contribution to Editorial Decisions 


Peer reviewers assist the Editors in making editorial decisions and may also assist the authors in improving their manuscript through editorial communications.


Disclosure and Conflict of Interest 


Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer reviewing will remain confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should disclose any potential competing interests before agreeing to review a submission and should therefore not consider manuscripts which may cause conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions related to the articles.

Authors Practice Guidelines

Originality, Plagiarism, Redundant, and Concurrent Publication
Authors should ensure that third parties' work and/or words have been appropriately acknowledged, cited or quoted. When submitting a manuscript containing other than a translation or textual edition (e.g. a critical study), the authors should ensure that their work is entirely original. Similarly, concurrently submitting the same manuscript to more than one publisher constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is therefore unacceptable.


Authorship of the Publication 


Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the submitted work. Thus all people who have considerably contributed to its realization should therefore be listed as co-authors. The corresponding author should ensure that all co-authors are mentioned as such, and that they have seen and approved the final version of the article and have agreed to its submission for publication.
Those who have participated in different, if substantive aspects of a research project but have not shared in the composition of the work should be acknowledged or listed within the publication itself, although not as co-authors.


Acknowledgement of Sources 
and Conflicts of Interest

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in the production of their own research. In case of translations and textual editions, primary texts should be properly acknowledged. All authors should also mention any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that may be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be made explicit.


Permissions and Copyright
Authors should make sure that they have obtained all relevant permissions of publication of copyrighted material. In particular, they should check and obtain, when required, the permission grants for fine art, video, and audio material, as its use is often restricted, and may not be permitted without the explicit permission of the copyright holder.

Errors in published works 


If authors discover significant errors and/or inaccuracies in their published work, they should immediately notify the Managing Editor asking for corrections.