About Exchanges

Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal (ISSN 2053-9665) is a peer-reviewed, open access, interdisciplinary, online journal dedicated to the publication of high-quality work by researchers in all disciplines, especially early career researchers and emerging domain experts. Exchanges also seeks to publish scholarly articles from authors who combine research with academic teaching or other professional employment. The journal is fully open access and does not levy any author fees or subscription charges.

The title’s mission is to encourage intellectual exchange and debate across research communities. This is achieved through providing a quality assured platform for publishing articles from all academic areas, including explicitly interdisciplinary-based research, to cross-disciplinary audiences. Exchanges is committed additionally to providing a readily accessible and supportive environment through which both authors and editors can develop superior academic writing and publishing skills.

The journal is managed by a Senior Editor based at the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick, UK, and edited by an international Editorial Board, comprised of early career researchers from Warwick and its global research partners. Historically, Exchanges publishes two issues annually, using the Open Journal System (OJS) platform.

Selection Policies

A call for papers is released biannually, usually at the same time as each new issue is published. This means that there is typically a 6-month period from submission to publication, which can be a distinct advantage for researchers. However, submissions are accepted throughout the year, and may see publication sooner or later as a result.

More information about the journal’s sections and the range of material we accept can be found in the Author Guidance page, along with information on submitting work to the journal.  Additionally, authors are advised to consult Exchanges’ Style Guide, and also may find our Peer Reviewer Guidance worth consulting. Submissions are usually subject to peer-review, and published articles will be made openly available to all readers without the imposition of any fee-based or subscription toll-gate barriers.

Peer Review Process

All articles undergo an initial originality review and academic scope screening by the Editorial Board before being considered for peer-review. All research articles published in Exchanges must successfully pass through a double blind peer-review process before acceptance for publication. Articles are typically sent to two peer reviewers to gain contrasting submission quality assessments. At the Senior Editor’s discerption, Critical Reflection articles may not be subject to peer-review, but will still undergo Editorial Board review before acceptance for publication. The title’s more detailed Peer Reviewer Guidelines are available for consultation.

Open Access Policy

Exchanges is and has always been a diamond (radical) open access journal title. This means it provides immediate free global access to all its articles at the point of publication at no cost to authors or readers. The title fully supports the principle of making research freely available to a global readership of scholars and the public alike, to support an unfettered exchange of original thought and advancement of human knowledge.

All articles published from 1 August 2018 onwards will be published under the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license (CC-BY), in line with best sectoral practice.

Open Access Policy October 2013 - August 2018

The majority of articles published before 1 August 2018 were published under the slightly more restrictive, but still REF compliant, conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 license (CC-BY-NC-SA). Please refer to the individual article for the details of which license applies.