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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 (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Accessible and inclusive publishing: The manuscript adheres to requirements outlined in the "The Creating Accessible Content Guide"
    This guide will be useful for authors in preparation of their manuscripts and for editors in formatting materials for publication and adding content to journal websites. Carefully read the Guide here.
  • Generative AI technologies are not authors. These tools should only be used to improve language and readability, with caution. If you used generative Al or AI-assisted technology, you must include the following statement directly before the references at the end of your manuscript:

    "During the preparation of this work the author(s) used [NAME TOOL / SERVICE] in order to [REASON]. After using this tool/service, the author(s) reviewed and edited the content as needed and take(s) full responsibility for the content of the publication."

Author Guidelines

See our editorial policies for author guidance on good citation practice


The Contributions section is reserved for shorter texts (max 30,000 digits), with a targeted focus on the presentation of a single work, the discovery a new document, the reinterpretation of a historical source, the clarification of facts and chronologies relating to a specific period of an artist’s production. It is characterized by the precision of its information and the concision of its bibliographical references.


The Studies section accepts long articles (max 60,000 digits), in which to publish more extensive original works such as new evaluations of an artist's activity as a whole, recompositions of dismembered or altered complexes, reflections on critical personalities or collections, favouring the exposition of new acquisitions, presented and discussed in the broader context of the relevant literature.


The Notes section hosts bibliographical discussions on particular themes or lines of research, presentations of in-progress investigations or preliminary reflections on topics under development and further study (texts of max 20,000 digits).


The Reviews section is intended for critical revisions of recent publications or exhibitions of particular interest or importance in the specific subject area of Art History (texts of max 10,000 digits).

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