About the Journal


Focus and Scope

Synthesis provides the forum for work that critically engages the reciprocity between literature, culture and politics. Located in a non-Anglophone European country, this journal aims to be a site where different positions and propositions can be affiliated in agonistic and interactive ways; thereby its name 'synthesis' that opens to the variants of synthesis and syntheses.

Synthesis is committed to a critical engagement with the literary, theoretical and cultural discourses that destabilise and question the hegemony of the metropolitan centers, whether political or discursive, and also reveal what is represented as the minor and the peripheral as a site that engenders critical production. It welcomes comparative and intercultural perspectives that address how metropolitan and Anglocentric politics permeate practices in English studies in non-metropolitan and, in particular, non-Anglophone places. Synthesis proposes the position that this is the case not only in postcolonial nations but also in Europe; while these local, non-metropolitan sites like Greece once were under the hegemony of Anglocentric traditions, they now generate new voices and mappings that critically engage hegemonic discourses.

With the firm belief that these contexts are sites of knowledge production, Synthesis solicits articles that challenge and reconfigure a variety of theoretical and literary discourses, and articulate new positions in both dissonance and harmony.

Peer Review Process

Synthesis considers original articles (6000-7000 words in length, inclusive of endnotes and citations), book reviews (1300-1500 words) and review essays (1800-2000). Submissions should be sent to the special issue editor(s) as attached files in Word format. A separate cover sheet should include the title of the article, the author’s full name and title, institutional affiliation, contact details (postal and electronic address) and a 60 word biographical note. The manuscript text file should start with the title of the article, followed by a 150 word abstract, a word count, and keywords (5-8) for indexing. The author’s name should not appear on the manuscript text file.

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.

Sponsors

The National Documentation Centre (www.ekt.gr) is a national infrastructure. Since 1980, it actively engages in the collection, organization and dissemination of scientific and technological information in Greece and internationally. EKT’s strategic priority is the aggregation, organized online dissemination and preservation of quality-assured scholarly and educational content in a single research infrastructure.

EKT’s vision is “Access to Knowledge”.  To this end it implements Open Access policies in research, supports the transfer and dissemination of scientific knowledge, collaborates with research, education and cultural institutions for the aggregation, organization and dissemination of digital content and provides innovative services in scientific information.

EKT provides reliable ePublishing services as part of its scholarly content aggregation and dissemination activities. Its integrated online ePublishing environment is developed with open-source interoperable technology. This affords the incorporation of EKT’s infrastructures into the continuously developing international infrastructure environment.

EKT’s ePublishing services (http://www.ekt.gr/epublishing) are directed to public and extended public institution publishers of accredited scholarly journals. They include, most significantly, the organization, documentation and organized dissemination of metadata and content of scholarly journals, the training and consulting services on issues such as intellectual property, the standardization of editorial processes according to internationally accepted standards, the inclusion of content and metadata in international content indexers and harvesters via interoperable systems.