Submissions

In preparing manuscripts, contributors should consult the Chicago Manual of Style, and specifically the “Notes and Bibliography” section appropriate for scholars in the humanities. Essays should be no more than 9,000 words in length inclusive of notes and bibliography, double-spaced in 12-point type using Times New Roman font, and should not have right justified margins. Footnotes should be at the bottom of the page and kept to a minimum. The first footnote for any source should include a full citation. Subsequent references to primary sources may by cited parenthetically in the text; other references should be cited as abbreviated footnotes. A quick version of the guidelines, with examples, appears online at http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html. Please save your manuscript in MS Word (.doc preferred). An abstract of no more than 300 words, headed with the title of the essay and the author’s name, institutional affiliation, and contact information, should be sent as a separate attachment. The author’s name should not appear anywhere in the essay–neither in the text itself, nor in the footnotes, nor in headers or footers. The essay should be emailed as an attachment, along with the abstract, to Deborah Swedberg, the managing editor, at debswed@bu.edu. SiR will not accept essays already published or under consideration elsewhere. Contributions must be in English; text quoted in other languages should include an English translation. The Book Reviews section provides concise, substantive assessments (approx. 1200-1500 words) of recently published scholarly titles in the field. While attending to all major works of scholarship, including new scholarly editions and essay collections, SiR takes an especial interest in reviewing first monographs and work by younger scholars.