Editorial policy

Miranda is an independently reviewed scholarly e-journal. Each thematic issue includes a wide range of articles on the social and cultural practices of the English-speaking world. Some issues are supervised by guest editors.

Miranda also welcomes contributions  unrelated to the thematic issue : literature, linguistics, history, politics, sociology, anthropology, esthetics, with the aim of encouraging the broadest possible spectrum of approaches, involving gender, ethnicity, ideology, and theory.

Miranda may accept non-scholarly contributions within a thematic issue, albeit on a highly selective basis. The nature of the contribution is then mentioned before its title.

Miranda publishes both solicited and unsolicited articles. We encourage submissions mainly in English, but also in French, or any other language, provided a translation is submitted in either French or English.
No manuscript will be considered if it is concurrently under consideration by another journal or is soon to be published elsewhere, apart from the open archives. The editors may consider publishing previously printed material, provided the original publisher has granted one-time printing rights to Miranda.

Authors must allow for a minimum of one year to elapse after the release of the above-mentioned publication before they can re-publish and distribute it. They may then make use of their contribution on other electronic or paper media provided they do not alter the version previously published by Miranda. In this case, the ensuing publication must acknowledge the initial online publication, and a link must be added to the page on which the contribution appears, pointing towards the site where the original publication is already available.

All articles will be made anonymous and handed over to two outside referees for acceptance or rejection according to the « double-blind review » principle. Reports will be provided to authors upon request. Even when an article is accepted, the editorial board reserves the right to ask for changes, both in form and scope.

Miranda does not accept abstracts and proposals – only finished articles in compliance with the submission guidelines posted on the Miranda website will be considered for publication. Indeed, authors will have to observe the Guidelines to authors and style-sheet, otherwise their article will not be accepted. Articles may include sound, visual or video material, provided it has been pre-formatted into the text of the article by the author and the necessary rights have been secured. Miranda cannot and will not commit any funds to the securing of reproduction rights. However, it will be possible to include internet links referring to these pictures and documents, if they are available online. Miranda assumes no responsibility for the contributors’ statements of fact or opinion.

All enquiries regarding the editorial policy should be addressed to the chief editor: Muriel Adrien (muriel.adrien[at]univ-tlse2.fr).

Book Reviews

Miranda is interested in reviewing a broad range of materials within an international scope. The reviewed work should appear at the head of the review using the following citation guidelines in the following order : author of book, full title of book, city of publication, publisher, year, price, number of pages, ISBN, name of reviewer, e-mail address, postal address, and institutional affiliation. Reviewers should include a brief biographical statement of no more than 50 words. Please indicate the total word-length (including footnotes). Reviews should not exceed 1,500 words.

Reviews will be preferably in English, regardless of the language of the item reviewed. The review editor will accept reviews in French.

Please submit the review to the review editor as an electronic attachment (Word file) within two months after reception of the item to review. Please avoid notes. Please indicate the page number when you quote from the book (between square parentheses).

Please comply with the Guidelines to authors and style-sheet.

Publishers wishing a book to be considered for inclusion should send it to the Review Editor:
Professor Laurence Talairach-Vielmas
English Departement / Département des études anglophones
Université de Toulouse – le Mirail
5 allées Antonio Machado
31058 Toulouse Cédex 9

All inquiries regarding reviews should be addressed to the review editor:
Laurence Talairach-Vielmas (talairac[at]univ-tlse2.fr).

ISSN 2108-6559