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Theatre Journal

Co-Editors :

Sean Metzger, UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television and
Laura Edmondson, Dartmouth College

Volume:
Volume
75 (2023)
Frequency:
Frequency
Quarterly
Over seven decades, Theatre Journal has achieved an international reputation as one of the most significant publications of theatre and performance studies today. The journal features scholarly articles that are at the cutting edge of theatre, dance, and performance studies; focusing on historiographical, cultural, and/or theoretical analyses in both national and transnational contexts. Two special issues and two general issues are published each year; all issues include book and performance reviews. The journal also features an online section that includes interviews with artists, think...
Over seven decades, Theatre Journal has achieved an international reputation as one of the most significant publications of theatre and performance studies today. The journal features scholarly articles that are at the cutting edge of theatre, dance, and performance studies; focusing on historiographical, cultural, and/or theoretical analyses in both national and transnational contexts. Two special issues and two general issues are published each year; all issues include book and performance reviews. The journal also features an online section that includes interviews with artists, think pieces, and other alternative approaches to knowledge production. Theatre Journal is an official publication of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE).
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To view the most recent Theatre Journal Author Guidelines, please visit: jhuptheatre.org/theatre-journal/author-guidelines

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Peer Review Policy

Theatre Journal is a fully peer-reviewed journal published through Johns Hopkins Press in affiliation with the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). We feature original contemporary and historical studies and theoretical inquiries that analyze theatre and performance (6,000-9,000 words) as well as Performance and Book reviews. The work should be original, and we do not accept simultaneous submissions. Theatre Journal publishes two general issues and two special issues per year, in March, June, September, and December, Submissions to general issues are on a rolling basis, and submissions to special issues should respond to the calls for papers.

The review process is as follows:All submissions are read by the Editor and Co-Editor who make the first decision to reject, send back for revise and resubmit, or send out to peer review. Rejections are sent with Editor feedback. Essays are sent to two peer reviewers and the process is anonymous.

Our guidelines for Peer Reviewers are as follows:    

As you prepare your review, please consider the following:

  • How would you characterize the author's argument?
  • Does the author make a substantial enough case for the significance of this essay?
  • What are the major points?
  • What are the strengths of the article?
  • What are its weaknesses?

Theatre Journal seeks to publish the best articles in theatre, dance, and performance studies, essays that are on the cutting edge and that push the field forward.

Given these criteria, what critical revisions would you recommend?

Revisions are reviewed by both Editors who, at that point, make a formal invitation for publication. Authors are usually alerted if the submission is not going to peer review within one to two months. If essays are sent out for peer review, authors can expect to hear back within 4-5 months. Once accepted, essays are usually published.

Editor

Sean Metzger, UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television

Co-Editor

Laura Edmondson, Dartmouth College

Performance Review Editor

Joshua Williams, Brandeis University

Book Review Editor

Gwyneth Shanks, Colby College

Online Editor

Carla Neuss, Yale University

Associate Editors

Philip Auslander, Georgia Institute of Technology 
Jill Carter, University of Toronto 
Catherine Cole, University of California, Berkeley 
Maria José Contreras, Universidad Católica de Chile 
Tracy C. Davis, Northwestern University 
Bishnupriya Dutt, Jawaharial Nehru University 
Penny Farfan, University of Calgary 
Jean Graham-Jones, The Graduate Center, CUNY 
Chiel Kattenbelt, Utrecht University 
Ric Knowles, University of Guelph 
David Krasner, Five Towns College 
Jennifer Parker-Starbuck, Royal Holloway, University of London 
Freddie Rokem, Tel Aviv University 
David Román, University of Southern California 
Brian Singleton, Trinity College Dublin 
Andrew Sofer, Boston College 
Carol Sorgenfrel, University of California, Los Angeles 
Joanne Tompkins, University of Queensland 
E.J. Westlake, Ohio State University 
Miseong Woo, Yonsei University 
W. B. Worthen, Barnard College, Columbia University

Managing Editor

Jon Hoel

Assistant Editors

Qianxiong Yang
Sarah Lewis-Cappellari

Founding Editor

Barnard Hewitt, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Inquiries concerning performance reviews should be addressed to the Performance Review Editor:

Joshua Williams, Performance Review Editor    
Theatre Journal    
E-mail: tjperformances@athe.org

Inquiries concerning book reviews should be addressed to the Book Review Editor:

Gwyneth Shanks, Book Review Editor    
Theatre Journal    
E-mail: tjbooks@athe.org

Please send book review copies to the contact above. Review copies received by the Johns Hopkins University Press office will be discarded.

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Abstracting & Indexing Sources

  • Children's Book Review Index   (Active)  (Print)
  • Abstracts of English Studies   (Ceased)  (Print)
  • Chicano Index   (Ceased)  (Print)

Source: Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory.

0.5 (2022)
0.6 (Five-Year Impact Factor)
0.00067 (Eigenfactor™ Score)

Rank in Category (by Journal Impact Factor):
Note: While journals indexed in AHCI and ESCI are receiving a JIF for the first time in June 2023, they will not receive ranks, quartiles, or percentiles until the release of 2023 data in June 2024.
 

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Readers include: Scholars and educators in theatre studies and performing arts at over 1,500 colleges and universities; practitioners in the performing arts; general readers interested in the field of drama; all members of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education

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