About the Journal
Auto/Biography Review is an international peer-reviewed journal that addresses theoretical and empirical issues relating to autobiographical and biographical research. It seeks to represent and expand academic interest in life studies and narrative analysis for the representation of historical and contemporary lives.
Focus and Scope
Auto/Biography Review is an international open-access non-profit peer-review journal addressing theoretical and empirical issues relating to autobiographical and biographical research. The aim of the journal is to develop the expanding academic interest in life studies and narrative analysis for the representation of historical and contemporary lives.
The journal is sociologically orientated but welcomes contributions from a range of intersecting disciplines, and fields, including but not restricted to sociology, history, geography, law and politics, psychology, health and healthcare, youth and social work, education, work and employment, business and management, literary criticism, and the arts. Submissions must show clear connections to the theory and practice of auto/biographical research.
Open Access Policy
Auto/Biography Review is published Open Access under Creative Commons CC-BY, CC-BY-NC, and CC-BY-NC-ND licenses. Authors can choose the license they wish to publish their work under.
Under CC-BY 4.0 authors agree to allow third parties to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, and to remix, transform, and build upon the material, for any purpose, even commercially, under the condition that appropriate credit is given, that a link to the license is provided, and that you indicate if changes were made.
Creative Commons CC-BY-NC Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
Under CC-BY-NC 4.0 International authors agree to allow third parties to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, and to remix, transform, and build upon the material under the condition that appropriate credit is given, that a link to the license is provided, and that you indicate if changes were made, except for commercially. It does not approve free cultural works.
Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Under CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 International authors do not allow their work or expressions to be freely studied, applied, copied, and/or modified, by anyone, for any purpose.
Articles are published immediately following the final corrections required of the master proof. All articles are assigned a DOI number (Digital Object Identifier). Auto/biography Review is accessible via the journal’s website at www.autobiographyreview.com as well as via international search engines such as Google Scholar.
Authors contributing to Auto/biography Review do so agreeing to publish their work under either the Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0, CC-BY-NC 4.0, or CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 as explained above. Authors should be reminded to check the publishing requirements of any funding bodies.
Authors retain the copyright of their work, with first publication rights granted to the British Sociological Association.
Authors retain the copyright of their work, with first publication rights granted to BSA Publications Ltd. BSA Publications Ltd is the trading arm of the British Sociological Association (hyperlink to the following: https://www.britsoc.co.uk/), which is a registered Charity in England and Wales, Charity no 1080235.
The views expressed in Auto/Biography Review are not necessarily those of the British Sociological Association (BSA), BSA Publications Ltd, the Editor, or the peer reviewers.
How we operate
Auto/Biography Review is the journal of the British Sociological Association Auto/Biography Study group. It is open-access and free to publish for members of the group. Group members pay an annual subscription that entitles them to benefit from reductions in conference costs and publications, including the Auto/Biography Review. Non-group members will pay £30 per article submission. We are a non-profit group and all proceeds from group subscriptions help to fund our publications and group events.
We are a supportive community with a strong history and core academic values that enable the group to be what it is today. Our passion for advancing our subject matter and the pure joy it brings us to share our work with like-minded others is at the core of this open-access online journal. You can read more about it here.
Join the BSA Auto/Biography Study Group here.
Auto/Biography Review operates a rolling article submission for two electronic issues per year.
Peer Review Policy and Process
Auto/Biography Review uses the fully anonymised peer-review process, meaning neither the author nor the reviewers know the identities of the others. Papers sent for peer review will be reviewed by at least two experienced scholars. Manuscripts are sent out for review electronically, and all correspondence takes place via e-mail. Although the peer-review process is accelerated by the use of electronic communication, traditional, high-quality peer-review standards are applied to all manuscripts submitted to the journal. Papers may be rejected before peer review by the Chief Editor if judged to be out of scope or formally sub-standard.
For more information on BSA journals peer review method see https://www.britsoc.co.uk/publications/bsa-peer-review/.
To facilitate timely publication, authors are given a maximum of 2 months for revision. After 2 months, revised manuscripts will be considered new submissions.