Journal of the Northern Renaissance

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Submitting to JNR

Why submit to JNR?

  1. We are a scholar-led, community-driven journal committed to publishing high quality, rigorously (double blind) peer-reviewed academic research.
  2. We are a genuinely open access journal. Not only is everything we publish freely available to anyone with an internet connection, but we do not charge article processing charges (APCs).  We believe open access should mean open access for authors as well as for readers, with publication being based on merit rather than ability to pay. For more on our open access philosophy, click here.
  3. As of 2022, all JNR articles will be saved on the CORE repository, guaranteeing that they remain freely and easily available and discoverable in perpetuity.  We also encourage you to deposit your publication in your own institutional repository, on a personal website, or wherever else you see fit (so long as JNR is acknowledged as the first place of publication).
  4. You as the author retain all rights to your work, granting JNR a non-exclusive right to publish. We ask only that republication acknowledges JNR as the first place of publication.

Notes on Submission and Publication

  1. All submissions will be sent out to suitably qualified readers, and be anonymously reviewed. Both accepted and rejected submissions will be returned to the author complete with a peer-review report. 
  2. The editors reserve the right to return submissions before peer review if the quality of English is insufficient, or if the submission does not accord with our style guide rules and referencing standards as set out below.
  3. All work published on this web site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivs 3.0 Unported License.
  4. Submissions may not have been previously published elsewhere.

How to Submit

  • Submissions may be sent as an email attachment to us here.
  • Submissions should usually be around 4,000 – 8,000 words, including all references and bibliography. If you plan to submit significantly shorter or longer material, please contact the editors beforehand.
  • Contributors should submit essays in .doc, .docx, .rtf or .md format. All submissions should be double-spaced, in 12 point Times New Roman (or markdown/plain text), and have paragraphs clearly numbered.
  • When using images, pictures, or sound files, it is the responsibility of the author to secure copyright permission from the relevant copyright holder. Each image or sound file should be accompanied by a caption. Please provide images in as high a resolution as possible. Please supply images as separate attachments, rather than in the body of a document, and ideally in JPEG format.

Style Guide

  • Regrettably, JNR can currently only accept submissions in English.
  • JNR prefers British spelling. For further conventions, such as abbreviations, numbers, or punctuation, JNR follows the Style Guide of the Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA).
  • Referencing: All bibliographic references should follow the ‘author-date’ system. This is set out in Section 11.4 of the MHRA Style Guide. All submissions should include a list of Works Cited.
  • Use of endnotes should be kept to a minimum, and should only be used to add additional information or interpretation, and not for supplying bibliographical references (see Referencing, above). For further guidance on limiting notes, see Section 10.2 of the MHRA Style Guide.
  • If you have any queries regarding style not covered here, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll be happy to advise.

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