Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Narrative Politics is an interdisciplinary journal rooted in the study of global politics that explores narrative methods in research, writing, and pedagogy. The journal foregrounds the positioning of authors and storytellers in their craft and it aims to publish a diverse range of expressions from this engagement. While concerned with aesthetics, Journal of Narrative Politics is not a literary journal. Instead, it is committed to exploring the overlaps between aesthetics, politics, theory, and ethics. Unlike other scholarly social science journals devoted to narrative, Journal of Narrative Politics is less concerned with the objectivist academic analysis of narrative, and more with the expression of narrative itself as a mode of knowing and a form of scholarship. The journal therefore aims to operate in the overlap between the languages of science and literature with the goal of showing how theory becomes practice and practice theory. It commits to diverse ways of storytelling as knowledge appropriate to the academy, rather than as merely the objects of scholarly inquiry.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

All submissions to Journal of Narrative Politics are fully peer reviewed. The editorial board embraces a review process that nurtures ideas and innovation in a wholly collaborative and supportive environment. The review process is therefore fully open, and all reviewers and authors will be apprised of one another’s identities. We believe that true scholarly innovation emerges from moments of collaborative engagement and dialogic feedback. Authors and reviewers engage in a process that is committed to intellectual plurality. This does not mean that every article is accepted for publication. Rather, it means that all articles will benefit from the thoughtful engagement of reviewers who share the journal’s aims to help authors push their thinking deeper and further in a process that seeks to nurture intellectual risk. Reviewers may come from varying parts of academic life, from doctoral candidates to established academics. They may also come from artistic, creative, and activist communities or from communities that are the subjects of academic research or that advance political, artistic, and/or pedagogical agendas of their own. The journal is committed to facilitating a broad readership, and to providing space for pedagogical and intellectual experimentation. We ask that authors consider this when submitting essays and avoid heavy, specialized terminology.


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.


Online Submissions

Please email jnp@yorku.ca to submit your work for consideration.