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Please share your experiences working with these journals! Feel free to add other journals to the list. Try to stick with this format: each journal should be separated by dashes, and responses under each journal should each have their own bullet.

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Australian Journal of French StudiesEdit

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Contemporary French and Francophone StudiesEdit

  • Good when the guest editor of issue is rigorous about submission. Do your homework on this one.



French Cultural StudiesEdit

  • Excellent, quick-turn around, peer-review is fair and detailed.



French ForumEdit

  • As of Fall 2016, a wait of about 9-12 months from submission to response.
  • About a month and a half from submission to an acceptance with revisions to address reviewers' comments. Backlog of articles means 1 year+ from acceptance to publication

French Historical StudiesEdit


French ReviewEdit

  • Does anyone know how strict they are about AATF membership? It says you need to be a member just to submit but it seems expensive to submit something just for it to be rejected.
  • Very fast response (less than two weeks) with general, but still helpful comments
  • Generally good feedback. but be aware of wider more generalist audience. Less scholarly in scope but guaranteed wider readership.

French Studies (Oxford UP)Edit

  • Is anyone able to share recent information/experience regarding time from submission to decision?
  • I submitted an article here in June 2015-heard back in 4 weeks with one reader's report and a conditional acceptance. Made revisions and heard back again in 4 weeks, the essay appeared in print in January 2016. A very rapid and helpful experience.
  • I had an excellent experience with this journal. I submitted my article to French Studies at the end of June. Heard back mid-September. The reviews were very helpful and extremely professional/respectful. I just submitted revisions in March, received a conditional response June 1. Submitted revisions July 1 and my article was accepted 2 days later. The editors were responsive and professional, etc. I couldn't have asked for a better experience.
  • I submitted an article in mid December 2017. Still waiting to hear back though it's only been 1 month

International Journal of Francophone StudiesEdit

  • Incredibly fast and positive review by the editor and reviewers.
  • Peer-review process here is waning. A lot of articles being published that should not have or needed substantial revision. Proceed with caution.
  • Also they make you pay for copy-editing of your article!

Modern & Contemporary FranceEdit


Nineteenth-Century French StudiesEdit

  • Lightning fast initial review (1 week or so) for a decisive rejection. The blind reviewer's comments were, however, quite helpful, and the piece was published elsewhere in about a year's time.
  • Rejected a year after the initial submission. However, the 3 reviews were quite helpful.



Romanic ReviewEdit

  • Helpful comments from reviewers, even though the article was rejected after about six months.

Studies in French CinemaEdit

  • Also posted at Film Journals
  • New team of editors looks great. British journal, quick turn-around.



Women in French Studies (WIF Studies)Edit

  • Got a revise and resubmit after 3 months. Comments were extremely professional and constructive. I agreed with their assessment of the weaknesses of the article. Majorly revised it to address all the comments, and it was accepted 2 months later.

Yale French StudiesEdit

  • Does not accept unsolicited articles.