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Focus and Scope

The Journal of Hate Studies is an international scholarly journal promoting the sharing of interdisciplinary ideas and research on the topic of hate. It presents cutting-edge essays, theory, and research that deepen the understanding of the development and expression of hate.

The Journal accepts articles from all disciplines including but not limited to: Psychology, Sociology, Communications, History, Law, Anthropology, Women's Studies, Religious Studies, Literature, Political Science, and Economics.

Publication Frequency

The Journal of Hate Studies is an annual publication.

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. There is no embargo on the journal’s publications. The dates each manuscript was submitted and accepted on are published on the PDF version.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.

Authors are encouraged to publish their data in recommended repositories. For a list of generic and subject specific repositories that meet our peer review criteria, see here.

Archiving Policy

The journal's publisher focuses on making content discoverable and accessible through indexing services. Content is also archived around the world to ensure long-term availability.

This journal is indexed by the following services: Directory of Open Access Journals, Sherpa/Romeo, Ex Libris, KB+, Chronos, EBSCO Knowledge Base, Ulrich's, CrossRef, and Google Scholar. In addition, the journal is available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.

To ensure permanency of all publications, this journal utilizes the CLOCKSS archiving system to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration. Content is also LOCKSS enabled.

Journal Statistics

Core journal statistics for the 2020 volume:

Submissions received129
Reviews requested214
Reviews received315
Total Rejections43
...of which, Desk rejects51
Acceptance rate772.7%
Time from submission to publication8557 days


1Number of new articles received by the journal
2Number of peer review invitation emails that were sent out
3Number of completed peer review reports received
4Total number of articles rejected (including desk rejects)
5Number of articles rejected prior to peer review
6Number of articles that received a 'Accept for publication' decision
7Number of acceptances, as a percentage, against the total number of final decisions
8'Mean' average from submission to publication for all publications in the volume

Annotation and post-publication comment

The journal platform permits readers to leave comments on the publication page, via the Disqus service. Readers will need a Disqus account to leave comments. Comments may be moderated by the journal, however, if they are non-offensive and relevant to the publication subject, comments will remain online without edit.

The journal platform also includes in-browser annotation and text highlighting options via Readers will require a account to create annotations, and will have the option to make these public or private.

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