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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • The submission file is saved in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx).
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements of the current Chicago Manual of Style.
  • References in the bibliography should include full citations as outlined in the current edition of the Chicago Manual of Style, and include DOI or URL as appropriate or available.
  • The text is between 4000 and 8000 words in length, including notes and bibliography.
  • This article will be blind peer reviewed. To ensure this, author(s) have removed their names from their submissions in file names and also within the text.

Author Guidelines

Essays should be 4,000 to 8,000 words in length, including footnotes, and saved in Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx).

Submissions should be formatted following the 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style, using footnotes and a bibliography; parenthetical citations of line numbers or page numbers can be used when an author quotes extensively and repeatedly from primary literary texts. Spelling and punctuation should follow (American) CMS standards.

When quoting from the early Robin Hood poems and plays/games, scholars should use the critical edition produced by Thomas H. Ohlgren and and Lister M. Matheson: Early Rymes of Robyn Hood: An Edition of the Texts, ca. 1425 to ca. 1600. Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies 428. Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2013.

Quotations from Old English, Latin, Old French, and Anglo-Norman sources should be translated into modern English (using American spelling standards, where applicable), and the translation enclosed in brackets immediately following the original. Poetry quotations more than six lines should be formatted as block quotations, indented 1 inch from the left margin, double-spaced and unjustified. Prose quotations more than six lines in the manuscript should be block quotations.

To ensure blind review, authors should omit their names from their submissions, both text and files. 

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