MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities
An annual journal
MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities is an electronic open-access journal intended to allow researchers to present initial findings or hypotheses such as might, at a more advanced stage, become eligible for publication in established scholarly journals. As such it will be of particular interest to postgraduate researchers, though established scholars are also invited to submit papers.
Working for WPH. Each volume has two Editors, who are normally doctoral students or postdoctoral researchers, with overlapping two-year terms of office. There is therefore one vacancy each year for a new Editor. Any colleagues wishing to express an interest are warmly invited to contact the current Editors, either directly or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions. Each annual volume is themed, and colleagues are invited to respond to the annual call for papers. All articles should be written in clear English and conform to MHRA Style.
The Call for Papers for WPH 14, Reframing Exoticism in European Literature, is now open.
Books for review. WPH does not carry reviews.
History. WPH opened in 2006, and began its practice of leapfrogging editors with volume 3 (2009). Several have gone on to be authors of our books, among them Louise Crowther, Jessica Goodman, John McKeane, and Joanna Neilly.
Copyright forms. If your article or review is accepted by this journal, then you will be asked to sign this copyright form (follow the link to read it in PDF form). The reasons we ask you to assign copyright to MHRA are as follows:
Open access. MHRA supports Open Access under the Green Route, with an embargo of 12 months. Under this model, if your Contribution is accepted for publication you may make a ‘closed’ deposit of your accepted manuscript in your academic institution’s digital repository upon acceptance. Full open access to the accepted manuscript is then permitted 12 months after publication.
Licensing content. All requests for permission to reproduce material first published in MHRA books and journals beyond the scope of fair use/fair dealing and the provisions of relevant collective licensing agreements should be directed to: email@example.com. Please give specific details of the proposed new publication and the permission you require, including: media (print/electronic); print run; selling price; market; language.