Index of Medieval Art

Studies in Iconography Editorial Policies

Editorial Policies and General Guidelines

Submissions of original articles to be considered for publication in Studies in Iconography are welcome from researchers in all disciplines but should focus on the art and visual culture of the medieval period broadly construed, between the fourth century and the year 1600. Articles that take an interdisciplinary approach to their subjects or that critically examine iconographic studies and the histories of representation are especially welcome. Unsolicited book reviews are not accepted.

Authors must own the copyright to the work being submitted and remain the initial owners of the copyright to their works. Submitted articles cannot have been previously published nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). By submitting material to Studies in Iconography, authors stipulate that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that they will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Studies in Iconography. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Studies in Iconography, please contact the editors.

Submissions that meet editorial standards for the journal will be evaluated by specialists via double-blind peer review; decisions will be made expeditiously.

Submission Process

As of April 1, 2021, all submissions to Studies in Iconography should be made online at the journal’s Scholarworks site. This site also provides guidelines for preparing final copy for publication.

Author Support for Illustration Expenses

As the institutional host for Studies in Iconography, the Index of Medieval Art has created a grant to support selected authors who need financial support to acquire illustrations and permissions for articles published in the journal. The “Studies in Iconography Illustration Grant” will be open to authors whose work has been accepted to the journal and who lack institutional or other external support for the acquisition of illustrations. Awardees will be reimbursed for image and permission costs up to a limit of $500. Authors should send a letter of application attesting to their lack of funding support and characterizing those aspects of their situation that led to their request (e.g. graduate student, contingent faculty, unemployed/retired, no institutional funds, unusual photo costs), along with a budget listing all images and known/estimated costs for each. Applications must be received by April 30 of each year, and the article in question must already be accepted at the date of application. Up to two grants per volume will be made.