Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
The submission is anonymous.
Please read how to Ensure a blind submission for further details.
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The submission file includes an English abstract, keywords and contact person working languages.
- The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines OR I commit to adapting it once it's accepted for publication following copyediting instructions.
The content is published under the CC 4.0 license (Creative commons 4.0, by, non commercial) as presented at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.
Invited papers are occasionally selected by the members of the Editorial board and subject to open peer-review.
Any unsolicited submission to this section will be moved to the ‘Articles’ section.
The general section will welcome papers dealing with any and all aspects of queer theories and studies, and of any of their possible intersections with other disciplines and theories: if you believe that the theoretical productivity, intellectual relevance, and political thrust of queer can be extended and expanded, if you are working at the crossroads between queer and other methods and issues, we want to hear from you!
Contributions are accepted in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Papers should be up to 80.000 characters in length; authors wishing to submit longer works are invited to contact us first explaining their reasons; please write to the managing editor, Giovanni Campolo: firstname.lastname@example.org . Authors are welcome to include a variety of media, such as images, sound files, and audiovisuals.
Papers should be submitted anonymously through the journal website following a guided five-step submission process. Submission checklist and guidelines are available at: https://whatever.cirque.unipi.it/index.php/journal/about/submissions. A detailed submission guide is found at the end of this document.
There are two deadlines for all submissions for issue 4: submissions that are received before March 31st 2020 will be reviewed starting July 2020. Submissions that are received from April 1st to September 30th will be reviewed starting October 2020.
Publication of Issue 3 is expected in June 2020.
Publication Issue 4 is expected in June 2021.
Whatever is double-blind peer-reviewed, online, open-access.
The journal manager anonymizes the submission. The editorial board collectively chooses one anonymous reviewer for a first assessment: the submission may be desk-rejected or assigned to (at least) two anonymous reviewers. Articles may be accepted, rejected, require major adjustments (a second review round starts), require minor adjustments (the editorial staff will check adjustments). Once an article is accepted for publication, it is included in the working issue ToC. Article order is decided exclusively by the editorial board.
Submission and publication timeline
March - Early submitters. The review process starts after the yearly issue is published, usually lasting from July to September.
From April to September - Ordinary submission. The review process starts in October, usually lasting until December.
The whole review process usually takes 16 weeks. The editorial board chooses the first reviewer in 3 weeks. The first assessment takes up to two weeks. If an article is accepted for peer review, then reviewers have 3 to 6 weeks to send their evaluation. Once each reviewer's advise is in, the board may require up to 2 weeks to make a decision.
After that, one month is given to authors for minor adjustments (“Revisions required”) or copyediting adjustments (“Accepted for publication”). Two months are granted if a “Resubmit for review” decision is made; this decision leads to a second and shorter review round.
Each author will receive the first draft of their articles within the first week of April. They are required to send their corrections in two weeks. A second draft of the issue is produced on May 22nd. Authors are required to send their corrections no later than May 25th. The editorial staff and the editorial board will run one last check. Eventually, the issue is published (usually on June 20th-22nd).
Whatever is an open access journal, which means that all articles are available on the Internet to all users immediately upon publication. Our articles are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Licence 4.0 by-nc, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and the use is non-commercial.
Authors hold copyright without restrictions. Also, authors retain publishing rights on their articles; however, it is recommended to keep track of the CC-BY-NC license and to quote original publication.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.