Information for Contributors

Italian American Review: Information for Contributors

Authors wishing to have an article manuscript considered for publication should email the following three items in Microsoft Word format as attachments to both the editor ( and the managing editor (

  • a copy of the manuscript, including page headers with the author’s name throughout

  • a copy of the manuscript without any identification of the author, i.e., no title page, no header

  • an article abstract

Articles in the IAR may include figures, such as photos, tables, or drawings, all in black and white. Figures must not be embedded in the Word files and should be submitted with the manuscript. Figures should be a minimum of 5" wide at 300 dpi (or, 1MB minimum for small images or 2–3MB for full-page width). The manuscript should contain references to the figures (e.g., “insert Figure 1 about here”), and a list of figure captions should be listed as a separate page.  Discussion of the placement and inclusion will follow the article’s acceptance.

Articles should generally be no more than twenty-five pages (6250 words) long, double-spaced, not including bibliography and endnotes. The IAR generally follows the 15th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003). Additional style guidelines are available here.

The Italian American Review uses the Chicago Style author-date system for citations, with authors’ full names included in the Works Cited list. For example:

In-text citation: (Doniger 1999, 65)

Works Cited list: Doniger, Wendy. 1999. Splitting the difference. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

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Article manuscripts are acknowledged on receipt and are evaluated first by the IAR editorial staff, and then, if appropriate for the IAR, unidentified manuscripts are sent to two qualified anonymous referees for review. Authors are notified as soon as a decision has been made to accept or reject a manuscript; rejection may be outright or with the possibility of revision and resubmission for a new evaluation. When a manuscript is submitted to the IAR, it should not have been published elsewhere nor be under consideration by any other journal. If an article is accepted for publication in the IAR, the author is responsible for providing the IAR staff with a clean, corrected copy of the manuscript in Word format.

Reviews are generally requested by the review editors (books: Robert Oppedisano,; film and digital media: Joseph Sciorra [interim],; exhibitions: Melissa Marinaro, but the editors welcome queries from scholars concerned with particular research areas, and expressions of willingness to review from scholars with particular expertise. Review copies must be mailed to the attention
of the managing editor.

The journal will occasionally feature a “Notes and Documents” section for shorter works such as biographical sketches, obituaries, reproductions of historical documents, etc. These items should generally be no more than six pages (1500 words) in length.