Every issue of Stedelijk Studies will have a specific theme. Call for papers for themes will be posted under the menu Call for Papers. Stedelijk Studies accepts also both solicited and unsolicited texts for consideration on a rolling basis throughout the year.
Prior to developing a complete manuscript for the open call authors are asked to submit an abstract (350 words max.) with short bio (75 words max.) and 3 key bibliographic sources to the editors who will make a preliminary decision regarding the topic’s relevance to the journal’s aims and scope and will provide suggestions for developing the manuscript.
Stedelijk Studies is peer reviewed. If you would like a particular member of the Editorial Board to look at your manuscript please note this when you submit your manuscript, but do not send to them directly.
Manuscripts for initial review may be submitted with embedded low-resolution images, which facilitate the review process. When submitting a manuscript authors should include a statement indicating that the manuscript has not been published previously and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere.
Manuscripts must be under the 6.000 word count limit (including references and figure captions) before being considered for review.
The editorial process involves peer review of all submitted full-length articles, including those solicited by the editors.
Generally each manuscript is reviewed by two members of the Stedelijk Studies editorial board and at least one external peer reviewer.
Authors are notified of acceptance, rejection or the need for revision within two months. Texts are judged on the basis of relevance to the aims and scope of the journal, originality, rigor of thought and the use of straightforward and precise prose. Texts should be condensed as much as possible and written to be accessible to the interested lay reader.
Please take into account that most manuscripts require (some) revision by the author before final acceptance. Final manuscripts accepted for publication must be submitted as unformatted Word-processed text without embedded illustrations or auto-formatted references and each illustration should be submitted as a separate high-resolution file (see the following section on submission requirements). Texts longer than 4,000 words must be accompanied by a 150-word abstract. After a manuscript is accepted, it is edited at the Stedelijk Museum and returned to the author for approval prior to publication.
Submission of an article is taken to imply that it has not been previously published internationally and has not been submitted for publication elsewhere (this does not include commissioned translations). The author stays the owner of the copyright on his/her own work.