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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.

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.

In 2020, the Journal of Hate Studies received the Seal of Approval from the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), an online directory of high quality, peer-reviewed, open access journals. The Seal is awarded to a select number of journals in the DOAJ that adhere to highest standards of publishing and openness.

Archiving Policy

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.


The journal's publisher focuses on making content discoverable and accessible through indexing services. In addition, the journal is available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.

This journal is currently indexed by the following services: Google Scholar, CrossRef, Directory of Open Access Journals, Sherpa/Romeo, OCLC, Ulrich's, JISC KB+, Chronos, CNKI, J-Gate, Ex Libris, EBSCO Knowledge Base, Gale OneFile, HeinOnline

Journal Statistics

Core journal statistics for the 2021 volume:

Submissions received120
Reviews requested255
Reviews received335
Total Rejections431
...of which, Desk rejects524
Acceptance rate737%
Time from submission to publication8339 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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