Guidelines for the Preparation of Electronic Manuscripts for TMR

The Medieval Review follows the Chicago Manual of Style (14th Edition) in most matters of editorial practice.

The average length of reviews is about 1500 words, but we require that all submissions be between 800 and 2500 words in length.  If, for some reason, your review does not fall between those limits, please inform the editors.

Your review should be e-mailed to  The review should be submitted in machine-readable form, either as text pasted into the body of an e-mail message or as an e-mail attachment.  If you are sending an attachment, we prefer a Microsoft Word document; if you use a program different from Word, please save your file in "rich text format/RTF" (usually an option in the "save as" menu).

Please do not use underlining or italics in your review.  Instead, set off the text with the tags <i></i>. The text would look like this when you submit it: <i>italicized or underlined text</i>.

If you quote directly from the book, please include the page or page numbers of the reference, in parentheses after the quote, as follows.  (56)

Please provide bibliographic information for the book you are reviewing. When possible, the invoice for the book will be included inside the front cover to make this information easier for you to obtain.  In some cases, the invoice cannot be included and bibliographic information may then be obtained from individual publishers’ websites, or from online vendors such as, or from any major book retailer, such as Barnes and Noble or Borders.

In addition to the usual bibliographic identifiers like author, title, publisher and place and date of publication, please include the number of pages, the price of the volume and the ISBN number.  Make sure to set off the title with the <i></i> tags.

Finally, please include your name, your affiliation, and your preferred email address below the bibliographic citation. This is for the convenience of interested scholars who wish to follow up on items.

The entire header of your review should look like this:

Author lastname (editor or translator as necessary), author firstname.  <i>Title</i>.  Series.  Place of Publication: Publisher, Date of Publication.  Pp. xxx.  Price.  ISBN #.

Reviewed by Your Name
Your Affiliation
Your Email

An example:

Bullon-Fernandez, Maria, ed. <i>England and Iberia in the Middle Ages, 12th-15th Century. Cultural, Literary, and Political Exchanges</i>. Series: The New Middle Ages. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. Pp. xiii, 250. $69.95.  ISBN 1-4039-7224-9.

Reviewed by James D'Emilio
University of South Florida

Reviews are due within three months.  The Medieval Review is capable of delivering reviews to 6000 subscribers within weeks of  the appearance of a book.  It is crucial that you contact us immediately if you foresee any problems with your review.

Last revised August 29, 2012.