Notes for contributors

postmedieval is published four times a year, usually as themed, guest-edited issues. The journal’s editors will consider proposals for themed issues AND individual essays. If accepted, the latter will publish as Online First publications, appearing first as independent articles on the journal’s website and later in one of the print issues. We will also entertain small, themed “clusters” of 2-3 essays to be included in open issues.

Information about forthcoming themed issues, together with details of the guest editors, is available via the 'About Forthcoming Issues' button in the menu to the right of the page.

If you have a suggestion for or would like to guest-edit a themed issue, or would like to discuss the appropriateness of an article for an open issue prior to submission, please contact the

Journal's editors
Myra Seaman and Lara Farina.

General submission guidelines

Authors wishing to submit to an open issue should send their manuscript via the journal's online submission site at the link below. Authors interested in submitting to a themed issue should contact the guest editors directly. Information about the guest editors of forthcoming issues can be found under the 'Forthcoming Issues' button.
Please submit two documents, containing the following elements:

1. Author contact details and biography:

  • the title of the article
  • the author(s)' names and affiliations
  • a short biography of no more than 80 words for each author
  • full contact details (including email, postal address and phone number) for the corresponding author

2. Article:

  • the title of the article
  • a summary or abstract of not more than 150 words in length outlining the aims and subject matter
  • the article in full, including references

If images or text in the article require permissions for use, please add evidence that permissions have been secured (receipts, licenses, emails, etc.). We are not able to send out articles for review without these.

Please note: If you are including the details of more than one author on your paper, please ensure that the first-named author is prepared to be "corresponding" author, responsible for communication with Production and handling the proof of your manuscript, if it were to be accepted. If you're unsure of how to order your names, please contact the editors, or the publisher.

Manuscripts should be in English, preferably in Word format. Please double-space the entire manuscript, including all notes and bibliographical references, and make sure all pages are numbered consecutively.

Articles may not exceed 6,000 words in length. Because postmedieval uses sidenotes rather than endnotes, we encourage authors to keep notes to a minimum, with no notes exceeding 50 words. Please print a word count at the end of your manuscript. Word counts should include abstract, all notes and references, and author biographies.

In the peer review process for postmedieval both author and reviewers will be anonymous. Please ensure that no author names are given on the first page of the manuscript and that author names have been taken out of the ‘File’ ‘Properties’ screen in Word.

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Book Review Essays

Each issue of postmedieval contains a book review essay. In themed issues, book review essays will be coordinated with the theme of the issue.

postmedieval does not accept unsolicited book review essays, and does not publish individual book reviews. If you would like to suggest a theme for a book review essay in an open issue, please contact the

Book Reviews Editor
Julie Orlemanski