Submission Guidelines

Viator: Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Viator is published under the auspices of the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and invites the submission of articles by scholars in any field of medieval and Renaissance studies. We particularly welcome articles that integrate or synthesize disciplines.

Manuscripts should be submitted via our Manuscript Manager portal. Authors will need to create an account before proceeding to the submission page. The target length for an article is 8,000–13,000 words, including footnotes, although longer pieces are occasionally published. We ask that the body text be double-spaced in 12-point font with single-spaced footnotes in 10-point font. Submissions should be in English, include an abstract and keywords, and present original, previously unpublished scholarship that is not being considered elsewhere for publication. Authors should refer to chapter 14 of the 17th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style for guidance on styling footnote citations. The Viator style guide can be consulted here (prospective authors should ignore the section on manuscript preparation, which applies to accepted papers only).

Articles deemed appropriate for Viator by the editorial board will be sent to two expert readers and, in some cases, may be sent to a third reader. We follow a policy of anonymous peer review, so we ask that submissions exclude the name of the author, acknowledgements, or any personal references that my give away the identity of the author. This information can be reincorporated into a paper once it has been accepted for publication. On the basis of the reader evaluations, the editor and managing editor will make a decision: Accept/Revisions Required/Revise and Resubmit/Reject. Authors who have published with us in the past must wait three years after the publication date of their first article before submitting a second article for consideration.

The current average decision time for article submissions is four months.

Viator now welcomes proposals for edited clusters of shorter articles (2,000–3,500 words each). To propose an edited cluster, complete the proposal form found here and submit it via the Manuscript Manager portal.


Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Comitatus, published annually under the auspices of the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, invites the submission of articles by graduate students and recent PhDs in any field of medieval and Renaissance studies. Double-spaced manuscripts should not exceed forty pages in length. Please send submissions in the form of e-mail attachments in MS Word file format (.doc or .docx). Include the author’s name, affiliation, academic history, and an e-mail address.

Authors should refer to the Comitatus style guide when preparing their articles for submission.

Send Comitatus submissions to:

Dr. Allison McCann, Publications Manager
allisonmccann@humnet.ucla.edu
UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
302 Royce Hall, Box 951485
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1485