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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 . The open access Print Plus platform ( features additional content, including innovative peer-reviewed formats; the two platforms together comprise the journal, which is indexed in the MLA bibliography. Although we welcome contributions specifically geared to the digital platform, articles are considered for the journal as a whole, and are scheduled based on editorial needs and at the discretion of the editors.

Modernism/modernity’s editors are elected to a five-year term by the MSA board. The current editors are:


Submission Procedure and Manuscript Format

Modernism/modernity has a centralized submission system, utilizing the ScholarOne web-based portal. Contributors to the journal and its Print Plus platform must submit manuscripts electronically using this system, which may be accessed by clicking here. The progress of articles through editorial processing can be tracked through the ScholarOne system.

Articles should be 7,000-11,000 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. If you feel your contribution is particularly suited to the Print Plus platform, please indicate this in your cover letter.

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 Print Plus platform can accommodate additional media, and the editors encourage their inclusion.

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