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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.

  • The submission file is in Word document file format ONLY. Parergon and OJS will not accept PDF or any other file format, currently.

  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements as follows: full references in footnotes that are in MHRA style, with no bibliographies. See: http://www.mhra.org.uk/style/quick.html.

  • To ensure a blind peer review, please check that your name or any identifying details do not appear in your document.

Author Guidelines

Essays should be typically at least 8000 words in length, double-spaced, with footnotes kept to a reasonable proportion, and accompanied by a 100-word abstract. Authors should observe the conventions of the Modern Humanities Research Association, as outlined in the MHRA Style Guide (3rd edn, 2013). It can be downloaded from the MHRA website.

Essays should be substantially original, advance research in the field, and have the potential to make a significant contribution to the critical debate. Parergon does not accept submissions that have already been published elsewhere. 

Parergon uses a double-blind peer review system, and the review process may last up to 6 months.

Instructions on how to submit to Parergon can be found here.

Copyright and Terms of Publication

Authors grant to Parergon an irrevocable, fee-free licence to publish their articles in printed form and in other media (including electronic) that are the subject of sub-licensing agreements between Parergon and third parties. Any royalties or revenues received under such sub-licensing agreements will be collected and retained by the publisher of Parergon, the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (Incorporated).

Authors retain copyright of their articles and may republish them anywhere provided that Parergon is acknowledged as the original place of publication, and that the work is not published again within the first twelve (12) months of the article’s initial publication in Parergon (with the exception of the Open Access Provisions below).

Authors are required to certify that their articles are entirely their own work, and that the material contained within them is new and has not, either wholly or substantially in part, been previously published elsewhere.

It is the author’s responsibility to obtain permission to quote material from other copyright sources and/or reproduce any images or illustrations. Authors also bear any costs pertaining to reproduction permissions and/or the purchase of acceptable print-quality digital versions. Any Permissions to Reproduce must cover the original print publication, as well as the subsequent electronic distribution of the work via various commercial online databases, and documentation must be provided to Parergon.

Open Access

Authors may make Pre-Print (“submitted version”) and Post-Print (“accepted manuscript”) versions of their article available on their personal Web site, in their institution’s on-line repository, or in an on-line non-profit disciplinary repository. No permission from Parergon is required for these uses, and no fees will be charged. Publication in Parergon must be acknowledged, with a complete citation (volume, issue number, year, and pages).

Authors may also make a Publisher Version of their article (as copy-edited, formatted and published) available on their personal Web site, in their institution’s on-line repository, or in an on-line non-profit disciplinary repository. No permission from Parergon is required for these uses, and no fees will be charged. Publication in Parergon must be acknowledged, with a complete citation (volume, issue number, year, and pages). This provision does not extend to the Project Muse version of Parergon and other on-line commercial versions; the right to reproduce these versions is controlled by the database vendors concerned.

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