Guidelines: Contributing Editors for Issues in Review

Initial Instructions

Please follow these guidelines, and consult the editors 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 contributing 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 journal editors 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 by individual authors to contributing editor for the IR section, agreeing to participate.

June 1 - Revised essays due to contributing editor.

June 15 - Complete manuscripts of all the essays submitted to the Early Theatre site.

July 15 - Peer-review reports sent to the contributing editor. At this time, the journal editors will confirm decisions about each essay.

August 15 - Final revised essays sent to the contributing editor for copy-editing. Please refer to our Style Sheet and our Style Sheet Supplement on DOIs for how to check and cite DOIs.

August 31 - ‘Issues in Review’ revised files uploaded to the journal prior to final copyediting by the journal editors in September or October.

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