Guidelines for Contributors

Guidelines for Contributors of Rasenna: Journal of the Center for Etruscan Studies

Scholars who wish to make submissions to Rasenna should consult the Guidelines before formatting articles. Articles that adhere to the journal’s format ensure a more timely review process.

Scholars are encouraged to submit articles in the full-range of academic sub-fields concerned with the Etruscans, including but not restricted to archaeology, art history, mythology and religion, epigraphy, and linguistics.

All submissions must be made electronically using the journal’s submission software. Contributors are asked to click on the ‘Submit Article’ link on the Rasenna homepage and then follow the directions for submissions.

Rasenna accepts submissions from graduate students and independent scholars, with the following caveat: The Managing Editors, in consultation with the Editorial Board, reserve the right to determine whether a submission is of sufficient quality and significance to be sent out for review. All submissions must go through the same anonymous review process.

The scholarly audience for Rasenna is expected to be international in its composition. The journal accepts submissions and publishes articles in the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. (Authors who wish to submit articles or reviews in other languages should contact the Managing Editors.)

Publication Schedule
Rasenna does not follow the traditional format of sequential issues that are published according to a predetermined and predictable schedule. Rather, publication is more flexible and open-ended. As articles are submitted they are sent out for review. Based on reviewer recommendations, articles are accepted, recommended for revision and resubmission, or rejected. Once an article is approved for publication, it is edited and published in the order in which it is completed. At the end of an academic year the articles are archived and replaced by a new issue.

Once the Editorial Board has approved an article for review, authors can expect to receive reviewers’ comments no later than three to four months after submission. Authors are expected to make required changes within two months of the receipt of comments. Publication will occur immediately following submission of the approved proofs to the Managing Editors. Editors are aiming for a turn-around time of less than a year for all submissions approved for publication.

Length and Organization of Articles
The Managing Editors request that article submissions not exceed 50 pages. However, longer articles will be considered for review on a case-by-case basis. To ensure that articles go through the review process as expeditiously as possible, authors are asked to adhere to the following organizational structure: (1) title and author’s name; (2) short abstract (75 to 125 words); (3) text; (4) author’s name, academic affiliation (if any), and email address; (5) endnotes; and (6) bibliography (list of references cited in text and endnotes). If the author is an independent scholar, then this should be indicated in place of academic affiliation. If the author is a graduate student, then this should be indicated before the academic affiliation.

Editorial Policies
The Managing Editors, in consultation with the Editorial Board, reserve the right to suggest changes to articles regarding length, organization, and content. Substantial changes will be made in consultation with the author. Page proofs will be sent electronically to all authors for final approval and for correction of minor editorial changes before publication/posting. Authors may reproduce their articles in unlimited quantities by printing out the PDF version of the text.