SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR ARTMargins ONLINE
(foR guidelines for artmargins print, please go to http://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/artm)
When submitting a text please make sure your email contains your name, email address, and a short biographical statement (no more than 50 words). If a text is accepted for publication the author is required to fill in an ARTMargins Publication Agreement.
Specific submission and style guidelines are as follows:
- Interviews are normally about 2000 words.
- Exhibition Reviews are usually between 1500-2000 words.
- Book or Film Reviews are usually between 800-1000 words.
- Review Articles are usually between 1500 and 2000 words.
Text and notes must conform to the styles given in the Chicago Manual of Style (15th or subsequent editions, available online at www.chicagomanualofstyle.org – Citation Quick Guide).
This means that all text should be double-spaced 12-point font Times New Roman.
ARTMargins Online uses Standard American English, meaning double-quotation marks (“word”), -ize endings when available (such as in realize or alphabetize), commas inside of quotation marks (“…words,”), etc.
Where text departs from Standard American English, as with proper names and certain foreign words (though these should appear only rarely) authors are responsible for making sure they are spelled correctly and include all diacritic marks.
Transliteration of the Cyrillic Alphabet into English: Where a convention to spell a proper name exists in English, the convention is followed (Moscow; Gogol, etc.).
Notes should be handled as endnotes. Never use parentheticals or Opt. Cit.
The first citation of a work should include full information. Some templates are as follows:
- Book: Walter Benjamin, The Origin of German Tragic Drama, translated by John Osborne (London and New York: Verso, 1963) p. 25.
- Chapter in an Edited Book: David Riede, “Transgression, Authority, and the Church of Literature in Carlyle,” in Victorian Connections, Jerome J. McGann, eds. (Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 1989), pp. 99-130.
- Journal Article: Jonathan Arac, “Commentary: Literary History in a Global Age,” New Literary History Volume 39, Number 3, Summer 2008, p. 747.
After initial citation, subsequent citations should be in short format: Benjamin, p. 76.
Images and Captions:
Images must be submitted as individual files—not embedded in the body of email—and should be in a zip file if sufficiently numerous. All images must be titled by number, such as Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.
If including images, you must also include a caption list as a separate file. Captions must correspond to the number of each image and include the following information:
Figure # Artist’s First and last name, ‘Title’. Materials or media (if applicable), dimensions (if applicable), year. Photo by ___ (if applicable). Image courtesy of ___.
A sample caption would be:
Fig. 4 Ilya Kabakov, “The Big Archive,” 1990, mixed-media installation, 25.7 x 35 m. Museum of Contemporary Art, New York. Image courtesy of the author.
Authors are responsible for obtaining and documenting permission to use images.
Quotes of less than four lines may be included in the text. Longer quotes must be handled as paragraphs and indented.
Foreign-language quotations in both text and notes should be translated into English. The original text may be included in a note if it is unpublished, difficult to access, or of special relevance to the article. Brackets in quoted material indicate author’s interpolation.
Some additional specific formatting guidelines are as follows:
1) Artwork titles are always in italics.
(Example: Rodin’s The Thinker.)
2) Cities use English spellings.
(Example: Moscow; Kiyv; Warsaw; Bucharest; etc.)
3) Dates within texts are written as follows: Month, Day, Year. (Example: December 29, 2009.) Decades, when written numerically, should not include an apostrophe. (Example: the 1990s.) The shorter form ('90s) is also permissible. (Example: '90s.)
4) Exhibition titles are neither in italics nor in quotation marks.
5) Numbers up to 100 are spelled out.
(Example: One, two, three... ninety-nine... etc.)
Texts published by ARTMargins Online are the exclusive property of ARTMargins Online. ARTMargins Online generally grants authors permission to reprint their texts in any format, subject to giving proper credit to their original publication in ARTMargins Online. ARTMargins Online generally grants permission for articles to be reprinted without charge for nonprofit educational use, provided proper credit is given to the author and ARTMargins Online.