Research Integrity

Junctions: Graduate Journal of the Humanities has transparency, accountability and integrity as its top priority. As an academic journal run by graduate students, we aim to monitor the high academic standards of quality of our publications, while at the same time encouraging junior researchers to submit their research and gain experience in the process of academic publishing.


Junctions is registered as a journal under a Creative Commons Attribution – Non Commercial – No Derivatives 4.0 International License.’ ISSN: 2468-8282.

Junctions is funded by the Graduate School of the Humanities [hyperlink], Utrecht University, the Netherlands.

Peer review

The peer review process of Junctions is a thoroughly monitored double-blind anonymous process. To each submission, two peer reviewers are assigned who will review each paper and provide comments and constructive feedback, while indicating whether a submission is suitable for publication. This assessment is, amongst others, based on the suitability of the topic in theme of the issue, the general quality of the argument, referencing, and accessibility for the general humanities readership of Junctions. One of the peer reviewer will be an expert in the field, another will give feedback from a more general perspective. In addition, one of the reviewers has a more senior position in academia, whereas the other can be a student.  

Junctions is committed to provide rich and constructive feedback to all the authors. Based on the peer reviews, the managing editors are responsible for communicating the commentaries to the authors and decide on the publication. All decisions by the Junctions board are final.

After acceptance, the managing editor will send the articles to the copy-editors. Authors will receive edited versions of their manuscripts and are expected to either correct or accept the proposed changes in the text within the assigned deadlines.


Authors are required to confirm that the submission has not been previously published; includes proper citations; did not copy parts of the text from a third party without referencing; and does not use copyrighted material without permission.

The editors will take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of articles in which research misconduct occurs, such as manipulation of citations and data falsification. In addition, all submissions are checked for plagiarism. If suspected of plagiarism during any phase of the publication process, plagiarism checking software will be used.

In no case, this journal will knowingly allow such a misconduct to take place. Junctions adheres to the best practices in the ethics of scholarly publishing and all authors, reviewers and board members are expected to follow the Guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Advisory board

The academic advisory board, together with the PhD editor in chief, monitor the process with the upmost care. If questions or concerns, such as concerns of plagiarism or conflicts of interest, come up during any phase of the publication process the PhD editor in chief will be contacted. If needed, the PhD editor in chief will consult the advisory board.