About This Journal

The Coastal Reviewonly accepts submissions of papers presented at the annual Southeast Coastal Conference on Languages and Literatures (SECCLL.)


However, The Coastal Review may include special sections in any of its forthcoming issues or it may publish special issues from time to time.


In order to successfully publish an article in The Coastal Review, SECCLL presenters are expected to send a substantially revised new version of their paper that is suitable for journal publication.

In addition, for example, a normal conference presentation is usually 8-10 pages long, double spaced. The journal version of that presentation should be between 10-15 pages long, but single spaced.

Acceptance Rates Per Issue and Overall

Vol. 1, Issue 1 (2007) = 60%

Vol. 2, Issue 1 (2008) = 30%

Vol. 3, Issue 1, (2009) = 12%

Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2010) = 9%

Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2011) = 19,2%

Vol. 4, Issue 1 (2013) = 24.3%

Vol. 5, Issue 1 (2015-2016) = (Pending)

Vol. 6, Issue 1 (2016) = 0.04% (In progress)

Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2016) = 28% (In progress)

Vol. 8, Issue 1 (2017) = 0.05% (In progress)

Overall, the cumulative acceptance rate for The Coastal Review is 18.25%

Editorial Workflow

The following is the Editorial Workflow that every manuscript submitted to The Coastal Review undergoes during the course of the peer-review process.

Once a manuscript is submitted, and after the "Call for Papers" deadline is over, the manuscript is assigned to a member of the General Editorial Board for an initial screening.

If the Editor determines that the manuscript is not of sufficient quality to go through the normal review process, the Editor rejects the manuscript with no further processing.

If the Editor determines that the submitted manuscript is of sufficient quality, he/she assigns the manuscript to an external reviewer for peer-review. Further, the reviewer submits his/her report on the manuscripts along with a recommendation of one of the following actions:

■ Accept submission

■ Accept submission with minor revisions

■ Major revisions required for acceptance

■ Reject submission