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Submission Guidelines

Electronic Submission

Send manuscripts as e-mail attachments to:

In the text of the e-mail, include the title of the article, the author's name and postal address, and the author's institutional affiliation. Acceptable file formats are: Rich Text (rtf), Word (doc), PDF, and Plain Text.

Criteria for manuscript review

The following requirements must be met before a manuscript will be considered for publication:

  • The manuscript must not have been published previously, in part or in whole, or be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • The author must own the copyright to the manuscript. If the manuscript includes material copyrighted by others, the author must have appropriate permissions to use the material.
  • The author must agree to the terms of Medieval Philosophy and Theology's Copyright Policy.
  • The author must agree to the terms of Medieval Philosophy and Theology's Publication Agreement.


Manuscripts must be prepared for blind review:

  • The author's name and institutional affiliation must not appear, so described, in the manuscript.
  • References to the author's own work must be cast in such a way that they do not reveal the author's identity. (We recommend simply replacing the entire reference, including title and facts of publication, with an expression such as Author's article, Author's book, Author's book 2, etc.)
  • Acknowledgements that could allow a reader to deduce the author's identity must be removed for the initial review.
  • Any prefatory or explanatory remarks intended for the editors or readers must also be given anonymously, not in the cover letter.

Manuscripts must be formatted as follows:

  • All text must be double-space, including extracts and notes.
  • All pages must be numbered and have margins of at least one inch on all sides.

Manuscripts accepted for publication must eventually conform to The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed., but for the initial review any clear and consistent citation style is acceptable.