About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Sophie Journal is a peer-reviewed Open Access publication that posts quality papers and articles on the art, literature, lives, and experience of early German-speaking women from 1740-1939. By providing a collection of insightful essays, we hope to share information, generate ideas, and offer fresh perspectives on early German-speaking women and their unique contributions. Ultimately, The Sophie Journal endeavors to make a genuine contribution to scholarship concerning women, their experience and their contributions, and is envisioned as a service and a resource for those who would like to become better acquainted with early German-speaking women for their research or teaching. We also want to provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to publish and gain editorial experience and for faculty to mentor students in a research setting. In this capacity we accept noteworthy contributions from researchers of all levels of education: advanced researchers, undergraduates, and graduate students alike.

Peer Review Process

Submissions to The Sophie Journal are customarily reviewed, blind, by two anonymous reviewers with expertise in the era of literature, the author, or the theoretical focus of the submission. Submissions will be judged on their reflection of the mission of the Journal and on their scholarly quality. Reviews generally take 8-12 weeks.

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.

The authors and editors of The Sophie Journal encourage you to use this scholarship in your research and teaching. 


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