Critical Ethnic Studies

Critical Ethnic Studies Association

Critical Ethnic Studies
Editors: Neda Atanasoski and Christine Hong

Critical Ethnic Studies explores the guiding question of the Critical Ethnic Studies Association: how do the histories of colonialism and conquest, racial chattel slavery, and white supremacist patriarchies and heteronormativities affect, inspire, and unsettle scholarship and activism in the present? By decentering the nation-state as a unit of inquiry, focusing on scholarship that expands the identity rhetoric of ethnic studies, engaging in productive dialogue with indigenous studies, and making critical studies of gender and sexuality guiding intellectual forces, this journal appeals to scholars interested in the methodologies, philosophies, and discoveries of this new intellectual formation. 

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Critical Ethnic Studies Journal

Publication and Ethics Statement


Editorial Board

The editorial board for the journal is composed of experts in the field. Board members serve the duration of a given editorship (typically 2-3 years). Board members meet with the editors once every quarter to discuss issues, directions, and administrative matters related to the journal. Names and affiliations of board members and editorial office are available on the website.

Authors and Authors responsibilities

Authorship is limited to those who have: one, made a substantial contribution to the conception, design, interpretation, or execution of the study; two, drafted the work; three, have final approval over the version to be published; and four, agreed to be accountable to all aspects of the work, including questions related to accuracy, integrity, retractions and corrections of mistakes. A manuscript can have more than one author. All others who have made a significant contribution to the manuscript but not in the above ways can be listed as co-authors.

Authors are obliged to participate in the peer review process. Details about the peer review process are listed below.

Authors should disclose any substantive conflicts of interests (including financial) that might impact the interpretation of the manuscript and work. Authors will provide a list of references if necessary.

Authors must guarantee that their submitted work contains no matter that can be construed as libelous or as infringing in any way on the copyright of another party. If authors have used the work and/or words of others, it must be properly quoted or cited.

Authors should acknowledge the work of those that have substantively informed the interpretation of the manuscript through citation or in the acknowledgements.

Authors are forbidden to publish the same research in more than one journal.

Peer-review process            

Peer review is critical to maintaining the standards of our publications. Peer review of manuscripts assists the editor in making editorial decisions.

If a selected reviewer feels they are unqualified to review the research, they should excuse themselves from the review process. The reviewer should be a disinterested party with respect to the author(s) of the manuscript. Reviewers should have no conflict of interests which might include a personal relationship, close professional relationship, or prior co-authorship.

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is not appropriate.

Reviews should point out relevant published work that is not yet cited in the piece. Reviewed articles will be treated confidentially prior to publication.

Please note that the scholarly peer review process applies to original research articles. Other genres of scholarly publication which regularly appear in scholarly journals such as book and media review submissions, political reviews, dialogue, editorial commentary, and resource pieces, among others, are not generally subject to peer review.

Publication ethics

Publishers and editors shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred; in no event shall a journal or its editors encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place; in the event that publisher or editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct, the publisher or editor shall deal with allegations appropriately.

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper

Copyright and access

Copyright for the journal is owned by the Critical Ethnic Studies Association. The journal is online and open access. There are no subscriptions required to read the journal and articles. 


Back issues of the journal will be archived by current publisher, University of Minnesota Press.

Ownership and management

Journal is owned by the Critical Ethnic Studies Association and managed by the Critical Ethnic Studies Journal editorial team.

The web site

The journal's website can be found at:

Publishing schedule

The journal publishes two issues per year, once in Spring and once in Fall.

Name of the journal

The name of the journal is: Critical Ethnic Studies Journal.