1. General Information
The editors' overriding objective is to publish articles that shed new light on the visual culture of the nineteenth century. (Please see Vision Statement for details.) Articles should be written in a clear and engaging style accessible to a range of interested readers. Submissions in languages other than English are welcome, as long as they are accompanied by an abstract written in English, 250-300 words long. (Please see Translations for details.)
2. When and How to Submit an Initial Manuscript
Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide appears twice a year, in spring and fall. Articles for the spring issue are due by August 15 of the previous year; for the fall issue by March 15 of the same year.
Manuscripts are expected to be in finished form at the time of submission and are to be submitted by e-mail (as an MS Word file and as a PDF file). Images, in the submission stage, may be submitted together with the article in a Word document, as a separate PowerPoint file, or in a single folder that has been zipped. Together with the manuscript, please submit a separate file with an abstract. Please give all files the same main name (preferably short title of paper) and then a qualifier, i.e., “Delacroix odalisque, article,” “Delacroix odalisque, abstract,” “Delacroix odalisque, images,” etc. Do not put your name on any of the manuscript files but submit a separate file with a brief resume and your name and contact information, as well as the full title of your article and the titles of the files submitted. These materials are to be sent to the Managing Editor: petra.chu[at]shu.edu. Please contact her with any questions about submissions.
a. article as MS Word file
b. article as PDF
c. file with images (unless embedded in article file)
d. abstract as MS Word file
f. resume and contact information, as MS Word file
3. Manuscript Review
The Managing Editor and/or the Executive Editor will review each submitted manuscript as soon as possible and forward it to one or two peer reviewers (unless they feel the manuscript has serious problems, in which case they will return it to the author before peer review).
If, after peer review, the article is accepted, the author will receive comments and suggestions for changes (if any). In all cases, the editors will attempt to inform the author of the article's status within two months of receipt. NCAW's acceptance rate is 40-50% of all manuscripts submitted.
4. Final Manuscripts
Once the author has received comments and suggestions for changes, s/he is expected to make those changes and to copyedit the work in accordance with the Style Sheet. To be included in the journal, final manuscripts must reach the Managing Editor at least six weeks before first day of the month of publication. The author should also provide (a) a revised two- to three-sentence abstract of her/his article to be posted on the site's table of contents; (b) a condensed biography of 3-4 lines, indicating her/his institutional affiliation and 2-3 achievements of note; and (c) permission to publish her/his email address.
5. Final Illustrations
At the time the final article is submitted, the author should also e-mail ready-to-publish images and a list of illustrations to the journal's executive editor. All images should be clearly marked with their orientation, as well as the author's name and a figure number keyed to the text. A correspondingly numbered list of illustrations should generally provide artist's name, title of the work, date, medium, and the work's whereabouts, in addition to any special wording required by the museum/collector that has provided the reproduction. Please refer to the Style Sheet for specific format.
6. Obtaining Images
Digital images may be obtained in various ways. While they may be bought from museums, the licensing is often expensive as well as restrictive. Therefore, we recommend that authors either make high-resolution scans from books, or take advantage of open-access image banks that offer unrestricted, free use. Following are a number of sites that provide free images.
Many museums offer good quality images of objects in their own collections under an open-access policy, so always consult the institution's website first.
Examples of such institutions include:
The British Museum
The J. Paul Getty Museum
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Online Catalog
National Gallery of Art, NGA Images
New York Public Library Digital Gallery
Victoria & Albert Museum
Yale University Collections
Other sources for freely accessible digital images of good quality include:
Wikimedia Commons, which also includes contributions from institutions such as the Walters Art Museum, the Archives of American Art, and the German National Archive
ARTstor, Images for Academic Publishing. Participating museums are listed on this page, and include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and the Dallas Museum of Art
Prometheus, The Distributed Digital Image Archive for Research and Studies, supported by several German universities