Ethics Statement

The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts is committed to the best ethical practices in the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary fields it represents. It is the responsibility of the Editorial Collective and the journal’s Advisory Board to maintain the integrity of the journal through assurance that all work published is original to the author, that a rigorous and equitable peer-review process is followed, and that strict ethical guidelines are adhered to regarding conflicts of interest and sensitive research.


All work published by the Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts will be original to the author(s), with all sources correctly cited and all contributions properly acknowledged. The journal does not tolerate plagiarism of any kind. In order to prevent misconduct:

  • the author(s) certify that their work is original and that all sources are acknowledged.
  • members of the Editorial Collective and/or Submissions Editors screen submissions for plagiarism and other dubious practices before passing to peer reviewers who will then follow the journal’s peer-review policy.

 Peer Review

Articles published in the JFA undergo a rigorous peer review process. Full details may be found in the journal’s Peer Review Statement here.

Conflicts of Interest

The journal requires that editors, authors, and reviewers avoid material conflicts of interest in all aspects of the journal’s publication. This includes upholding standards regarding editors and reviewers, as well as authors submitting manuscripts. The following standards apply:

  • Editors and reviewers will not utilize unpublished submitted materials for their own research without express written consent from the original authors.
  • Authors will disclose any potential conflicts of interest that might influence, derive from, or create the appearance of impropriety regarding their submitted work.


It is the responsibility of authors to obtain permissions for the reproduction of any work that does not fall under fair use, the public domain, or is not appropriately licensed (such as through Creative Commons). Authors will be responsible for paying any associated licensing fees and providing permission grants to the journal upon acceptance of an article for publication.

Sensitive Research

The journal is responsible for ensuring that all research adheres to the highest professional standards in the discipline(s). Articles utilizing research on human subjects must provide evidence of approval from an ethics committee, consent disclosures, or other assurances of the ethical guidelines followed as the case necessitates.

The Editorial Collective urges anyone with information regarding breaches of these standards to contact the journal so that we may take corrective action. The Editorial Collective will seek to remedy any ethical concerns, including correcting or retracting material and publishing the Editorial Collective’s rationale for such actions.