Orbit welcomes submissions on post-war to contemporary American Literature. We do not publish creative writing. Articles in Orbit are expected to meet high standards of double-blind peer review.
This journal provides immediate access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Authors of published articles remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to a Creative Commons license agreement.
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Orbit joined the Open Library of Humanities in 2015, and has been Open Access since 2012. All published content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this journal.