Submission Guidelines

A. Initial Manuscript Submission


All submissions must be sent via email. Rutgers Art Review no longer accepts hardcopy submissions.


All submitted materials must be in English, double-spaced, and with numbered pages. An abstract of no more than 250 words must accompany the article (500 words if submitting a digital humanities project). Manuscripts should be approximately 15 to 25 typed, double-spaced pages in length, with 1 ¼” margins. Chapters of Ph.D. dissertations and M.A. theses are acceptable only if sufficiently edited; every submission must read as an independent article. Submissions must not exceed 25 pages (excluding images and bibliography), 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 a 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) to the 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 may 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 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 his/her 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 and captions will be required.


Please direct inquiries to the editors at