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


Contemporary French and Francophone StudiesEdit

French Cultural StudiesEdit

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

  • Very fast response (less than two weeks) with general, but still helpful comments

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

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

Women in French Studies (WIF Studies)Edit

Yale French StudiesEdit