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Guidelines for Contributors
Mediterranean Studies

Updated August 2013.
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• Submissions must be in English and should generally be no longer than 40 double-spaced typewritten pages (excluding notes).
• Submit your paper as a Word document, double-spaced throughout. Footnote or endnotes should be numbered consecutively, using Arabic numerals.
• Provide a short abstract (no longer than 100 words) at the beginning of your manuscript. Place it right after the title.
• Provide 7 or 8 keywords for your article. Place them after the abstract, but before the body of your paper.
• Since all submissions are refereed in a double-blind review process, please leave your name off your manuscript and avoid any statement that would identify you as the author. Full details of identification should be restricted to the message accompanying your email attachment.
• All quotations in other languages must be accompanied by English translations.
• Submissions must be original and cannot have been published elsewhere.
• Translations of published articles are not accepted.
• Illustrations must be supplied by the author and permissions must be secured. Authors need to supply black and white prints, or high-resolution digital images (600 dpi gray scale). Images taken from books still in copyright cannot be used unless you secure permission. Almost all such images are half-tones and cannot be used for illustrations in Mediterranean Studies; for photographs of works of art (and of manuscripts), authors will need to go to the copyright holder—the photographer, the museum, or library. For images from older books no longer in copyright, copyright permission is not needed, but images must be made from an original copy, not a facsimile.
• Works Cited: In your bibliography (Works Cited list), list all works in alphabetical order by author's last name, according to the examples below. When listing two or more books by the same author, list them in chronological order from earliest to latest. If there are two authors or editors, write out both names. If there are three or more, use et al. after the first name.
• Endnotes: Provide author's last name, date of publication, and inclusive page numbers. Citations of a single source should, whenever possible, be included within the text parenthetically. Ex: (Watkins 2002: 45).
• Use endnotes for citations of multiple sources or extended comments. Ex: See the discussions of Rosenstreich 1998:67 and Dursteler 2006: 237-42.
• Electronic submissions by e-mail or through Editorial Manager are encouraged. If a manuscript is submitted by mail, the author must also submit an electronic version, preferably in Microsoft Word.
• Mediterranean Studies is a double-blind, peer-reviewed journal, and all submissions are reviewed by at least two independent reviewers.
• Authors receive 2 copies free of charge.
• Authors are expected to be members of the Association and are strongly encouraged to ensure that their institutions subscribe to the journal.
• There is no deadline for submissions.

Submissions should be sent to Editorial Manager at :
You may also submit your manuscript to Susan Shapiro by email at:
Or by mail to:

Mediterranean Studies
Prof. Susan O. Shapiro
Dept. of History
Utah State University
0710 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322, USA

Questions should be addressed to
Mediterranean Studies is published by Penn State University Press:



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