The Italian American Review (IAR) is accepting submissions of articles for its Winter 2020 issue (10.1). 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, Marcella Bencivenni (email@example.com) and the managing editor, Rosangela Briscese
(firstname.lastname@example.org), by June 30, 2019:
- a copy of the manuscript, including page headers with the author's name throughout
- a copy of the manuscript without any author identification--no title page, no header
- an article abstract
Articles should be around twenty-five/thirty pages (6,250-8,000 words) in length, double-spaced, not including bibliography and endnotes. The IAR follows the 17th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style and 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.
Article manuscripts are acknowledged on receipt and are evaluated first by the IAR editor, 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.
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feature a "Notes and Documents" section for shorter works such as biographical sketches, obituaries, reproductions of historical documents, etc.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 (1,500 words) in length.
About the Italian American Review: The IAR is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed journal about the history and culture of Italian Americans, as well as other aspects of the Italian diaspora. The journal embraces a wide range of professional concerns and theoretical orientations in the social sciences and in cultural studies, entertaining articles about such topics as migration, politics, labor, race and ethnicity, urban studies, gender studies, as well as various forms of cultural production (religious feasts, cinema, music, etc.), especially those addressing societal aspects. The IAR does not publish or review literary criticism or creative work such as poetry, fiction, or memoir.
The IAR is currently listed as a scientific publication by the Italian ANVUR (Agenzia Nazionale di Valutazione del Sistema Universitario e della Ricerca) and has achieved the status of "class A" for area studies A5 (Cultural, ethnic and anthropological studies) and C2 (Sociology). It is also listed in the MLA Directory of Periodicals. Full text of the IAR is available in EBSCO's America: History and Life database, and, starting in January 2020, full text will also be available on JSTOR.