The Internationalisation of Fashion Studies: Rethinking the Peer-Reviewing Process
Emanuela Mora | Università Cattolica di Milano, Italy
Agnès Rocamora | London College of Fashion, UK
Paolo Volonté | Politecnico di Milano, Italy
The International Journal of Fashion Studies argues that the reception of contri-butions from countries with less visibility in English-language academic publications has been long overdue. This is why it has set as its main aim the dissemination of the work of non-anglophone scholars who write in their first language by publishing their writings in English translation. To do so, the journal has put into place a peer reviewing process whereby it reviews submissions written in the authors’s chosen language, whether English or not. The paper discusses the socio-cultural and epistemological issues related to the operationalizing of such a peer-reviewing process. It first looks at the development of fashion studies to situate the journal’s approach. It then discusses its linguistic project in relation to the cultural issues pertaining to the internationalization of fashion studies.