Guidelines: Contributing Editors for Issues in Review

Initial Instructions

Please follow these guidelines, and consult the editor or managing editor if in doubt about how to proceed.

1. The approximate length of the section is 25,000 words (30,000 is the absolute maximum). The editors must be advised immediately if the upper length is anticipated. Each contributor should be writing an essay of no more than 5,000 words, or between 4,000-5,000 words, INCLUDING notes.

2. The editor should introduce the issue in this section by supplying an overall title for ‘Issues in Review’ and then supplying a title for the editor’s introduction. The introduction may take a variety of shapes, but should introduce the topic by speaking of its currency, outlining its potential for changing views of early drama, and specifically referring to each contributor to this section.

3. Give the deadlines to each author, and make sure deadlines are kept. The Contributing Editor will select and organize the essays in this section, but the Editor and Managing Editor will locate outside readers to evaluate the section and advise any changes. Peer-review is an important aspect of this section.

Submission deadlines:

May 1 - Initial response to Contributing Editor, agreeing to participate.

June 1 - Revised essay to Contributing Editor.

June 15 - Complete MS of all the essays to the editors of Early Theatre.

July 15 - Peer-review reports sent to Contributing Editor. At this time,the editors will confirm acceptance of each essay, and request that each author fill in an author’s agreement form.

August 15 - Final essays sent to Contributing Editor for copyediting. Click here to refer to our Style Sheet and our Style Sheet Supplement on DOIs for how to check and cite DOIs.

August 31 - ‘Issues in Review’ sent to the editors of the journal for final copyediting before the journal is sent to the typesetter. Authors will be contacted through the month of September confirming the final copyedited versions of their essays.

4. The typesetter will send PDF proofs in late October. Contributing editors and authors will have 3 days to respond to the typesetter directly.