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Editorial Policy

Focus and Scope

Over the past twenty-five years ‘friendship’ has been revived as a site of study empirically, analytically, and morally. This revival has seen scholars return to a tradition both wide and deep which views friendship as the investigation and theorization of horizontal ties of affinity, concern, and action. This renewed interest in friendship is being used to inform and moderate current ideas about the state as power and politics as hierarchy. Moreover, it is developing across a variety of disciplines, from politics to literature, from linguistics to sociology, from religion to psychology, and from philosophy to cultural studies.

Section Policies

  • Editorial: Open submissions
  • Articles: Open Submissions; Peer Reviewed
  • Book Reviews: Open submissions
  • Online First: Open submissions - articles that have been accepted for publication in a future issue and are print ready may be published in the Online First Section.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.