About the JournalEditorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Culture Crossroads is an international peer-reviewed journal published by the Research Centre of the Latvian Academy of Culture. The goal of Culture Crossroads is to develop and expand theoretical and methodological approaches to the research of art and creativity with emphasis on the potential of a variety of disciplines and interdisciplinarity. The main focus of the publication is on the interaction of cultural, artistic and creative processes as well as the synergy between them and other domains of national economy, politics and social life. It is targeted on the most topical issues and discussion points in culture studies and arts. The publication is open to research in the fields of ethnology, theory of culture, semiotics, cultural anthropology, museology, cultural heritage, management of culture, sociology of culture and art, cultural economics (including creative industries), cultural politics, audio-visual art, performing arts, dance, theory of literature, musicology, law, linguistics, or other domains of culture studies and arts.

Selection Policy

For publication, we select the papers that are based on the theoretical and methodological principles of humanities and social sciences. These principles must be reflected in the articles, which are expected to comply with high academic standards.

Peer review process

Submitted papers are evaluated by an editor, who decides if they correspond to the focus and scope of the publication. If a submitted article complies with the guidelines for authors, it is forwarded to an expert reviewer. The reviewing process is mutually anonymous. Reviewers evaluate the paper following reviewing guidelines. The author introduces corrections based on the reviewer’s suggestions up to the moment when the editor either accepts it for publication or rejects it.

Publication Frequency

The journal Culture Crossroads is published once a year and is devoted to various interdiciplinary issues. The publishers of Culture Crossroads also issue special editions that are devoted to particular topics and may be published once a year.

Open Access Policy

Culture Crossroads is an open access publication whose content is available to anyone for free. Its aim is to expand the knowledge of the public about the topical issues in the field and its representatives through availability to students and other interested parties as well as through convenience of access.

Publication ethics and publication malpractice statement

Authors are required to ensure their submitted article is their original research and has not been previously published or has not been submitted to another journal for consideration. If they to include any images in their articles for which they do not hold copyright, they are responsible for obtaining written permission.

Editors must ensure a double-blind peer-review of the submitted articles and ensure there is no potential conflict of interests between author, editorial board and reviewers. Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the work of editors.

Reviewers must evaluate the submitted articles objectively and present clearly their opinions on the articles in the review form. They must report to the Editor-in-Chief if they are aware of copyright infringement and plagiarism. Reviewers must ensure that all the information related to submitted articles is kept confidential.

Indexing of Culture Crossroads

Culture Crossroads is indexed in:

  • EBSCO (Humanities Source Ultimate)
  • Central and Eastern European Online Library (CEEOL)