Submission Guidelines

Rutgers Art Review invites all current graduate students to submit articles for publication, as well as pre-professionals who have completed their doctoral degrees within the past year.

Articles may address the full range of topics and historical periods within the history of art and architecture, material culture, art theory and criticism, aesthetics, film, and photography. Interdisciplinary studies concerning art and architecture written by students in other fields are also welcome. To be considered for publication, submissions must represent original contributions to existing scholarship. We encourage submitters to ask their advisors or other faculty members to review the article before submission.

Please submit manuscripts and inquiries via email to the volume editors at

A. Initial Manuscript Submission

All submissions must be sent electronically via email. Rutgers Art Review no longer accepts hard-copy submissions.

All submitted material must be in English, double-spaced, and with numbered pages. An abstract of no more than 250 words must accompany the article. Manuscripts should be approximately 15 to 25 typed, double-spaced pages in length, with 1 ¼" margins. Chapters of Ph.D. dissertations and MA theses are acceptable only if sufficiently edited; every submission must read as an independent article. Submissions must not exceed 25 pages without exception. Manuscripts should conform to the style guidelines established by the Chicago Manual of Style and detailed in the Rutgers Art Review Style Guidelines. All articles must include full citations and bibliography, as well as any necessary or appropriate illustrations. Please keep the image selection to fewer than 15.

In order to ensure blind readings from the editorial board and outside readers, the author's name should not appear anywhere in the abstract or the manuscript, including in the notes.

Please email the submission as a single PDF file, making sure to include the abstract, article (with notes), bibliography, and illustrations (with captions). Submissions must be sent to the volume editors at: Please include the author’s name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, and e-mail address in the body of the e-mail.

B. Accepted Manuscripts

All submissions are reviewed by an editorial board during the academic year. Articles that advance beyond the initial review are sent to outside readers to confirm that they represent original contributions to the existing scholarship. Papers that meet this standard are selected for publication. Although the identity of outside readers remains confidential, the comments they make are forwarded to the papers’ authors.

Following the outside reader review, the editing process of each article will likely require multiple revisions. The editors may suggest additional changes to content, format, and style. The first revised version of the manuscript should include the author's name on a separate line following the title as well as the author’s institutional affiliation at the end of the main text. Additional revisions may be necessary. The author should also submit a short biographical statement of 50 words or less. The entire editing and production process usually takes about 12 months.

Once a manuscript has been accepted for publication, the author is responsible for obtaining permissions to publish their images. This process can be quite lengthy and should be initiated as soon as the manuscript has been accepted for publication. Images should be submitted as digital files of at least 600 dpi. Copies of the publishing permissions as well as captions are also required. Do not send original documentation of publishing permissions through the mail. Please fax forms to the appropriate editor at (732) 932-1261 or send photocopies to the mailing address below:

Rutgers Art Review
c/o [editor’s name or volume #]
Art History Department
Rutgers University
71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Please direct inquiries to the volume editors at