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  • 7 days avg. from submission to first decision
  • 81 days avg. from submission to first post-review decision
  • 15 days avg. from acceptance to online publication
  • 15% acceptance rate



Submitted manuscripts are processed continuously. They will first be quality controlled by the Parallèles team. If the manuscript fails to meet the journal's basic quality standards, it will be desk rejected. If found suitable for further consideration, it will enter the peer review process. All peer review and submission of manuscripts is via OJS. As soon as an article is ready to be published, it will be immediately released online. The non-thematic issue has the publishing deadline of October 30. It will build gradually, with articles being added to the contents list throughout the year. At the end of October, the issue is closed. It will then be published and the next issue starts to be fed.



Parallèles publishes one thematic issue per year, in the spring. Proposals for thematic issues are examined once a year. They should be submitted by the cut-off date of April 1, two years prior to the expected publication date. The Editorial Board will communicate its decision by June 1. Proposals should be submitted via our online form, in either English or French. Guest Editors have the option of choosing the continuous publication model, allowing for the immediate publication of contributions as soon as they are peer reviewed and approved by the Editorial Board.

Thematic issues must follow the general editorial policy of the journal (see Checklist for authors) and comprise three sections: (1) an introduction / state of the art by the guest editors, (2) articles, (3) book reviews. All contributions in the Articles section must be peer reviewed. Works discussed in the Book Reviews Section should be related to the subject of the thematic issue.

The first available slot for a thematic issue is in Volume 37:1 (2025). Deadline for proposals is April 1, 2023.

Call for special issue proposals 37:1 (2025)

Thematic issues currently under preparation:

For previously published thematic issues see All Issues.