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Modernism/modernity, a scholarly journal devoted to the interdisciplinary study of modernism, is the official publication of the Modernist Studies Association. M/m is published by the Journals Division of the Johns Hopkins University Press. Members of the MSA automatically receive four free issues of the journal (published in January, April, September, and November) and have free access online through Project MUSE .

Modernism/modernity has two editors, one elected to a five-year term by the MSA board, and one appointed by Johns Hopkins University Press. Each is responsible for two issues a year. The editors are currently:

•  MSA Office: Debra Rae Cohen, University of South Carolina (2014-2019)
•  York Office: Lawrence Rainey, University of York (founding editor)


Submission Procedure and Manuscript Format

Modernism/modernity has a centralized submission system, utilizing the ScholarOne web-based portal. Contributors to the journal must submit manuscripts electronically using this system, which may be accessed by clicking here. Articles are randomly assigned for review to one of the two offices; their progress through editorial processing can be tracked through the ScholarOne system.

Articles should be 7,000-12,000 words, inclusive of notes. Please double-space manuscripts throughout, with one-inch margins and endnotes. Style and format should be consistent with The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. or above. Before uploading, please ensure that all submissions are entirely anonymous. This means deleting any identifying information within the text of your submission. It also means deleting any identifying metadata within the document itself.

It is the author's sole responsibility to obtain permissions for illustrations, as well as any copyright clearances required for the publication of a submission. A black-and-white glossy print or a 300 dpi TIFF file of each illustration will be needed by the time of publication. Captions should be written in a separate document, with appropriate credits and permissions.

The book review section is edited at the University of South Carolina office; all correspondence regarding reviews should be directed to Jennifer Renee Blevins at

For all other correspondence contact or:

c/o Prof. Debra Rae Cohen
Department of English
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29205