Review Process

Papers that are relevant to the journal are selected and reviewed by an Editorial Team. Submissions are read blindly, and refereed anonymously.

When you email your submission to please ensure that no identifying information is present in the content of the paper. If reference is made to the author’s previous work in the text, please formulate sentences along the lines “Previously I have discussed that… (SELF-CITATION).” The proper referencing will be put in place if the article is accepted for the journal. It is preferred that the personal pronouns “I” and “we” are not used, in accordance with other professional journal style guidelines, but this is not mandatory.

However, please include the following in the body of the email:

  1. Your name
  2. Any institutional affiliations (the university you are from) and your year of study
  3. The title of your paper
  4. An email address we’d be best using to contact you (if it differs from the one used to send it)
  5. Optional: a statement declaring that you are happy for a specific email address or Twitter handle to be published alongside the paper to allow direct correspondence with readers. We will only publish them if you explicitly consent to this.

Privacy and Consent Policy

Those involved in editing this journal seek to be compliant with industry standards for data privacy, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provision for ‘data subject rights’ that include (a) breach notification (b) right to access (c) the right to be forgotten (d) data portability (e) privacy by design.

We will only use the email address used to submit work (or another address is specified) for correspondence necessary for the editorial process.


Authors retain copyright, but give their consent to Dialectic to publish their work.

If you have further questions concerning any aspect of the submission process, please feel to get in touch with us at

Eleanor Paisley – Editor

Sam Green – Deputy Editor

Ale De Capitani – Deputy Editor