Calls for Papers are issued by Stedelijk Studies journal 1-2 times a year and describe the specific theme of the upcoming issue. We look forward to reading your ideas!
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.
Submission of an article is taken to imply that it has not been previously published internationally and has not been submitted for publication elsewhere.
Manuscripts and manuscript proposals and other editorial correspondence should be sent to:
1070 AB Amsterdam
Stedelijk Studies Journal is a double blind peer-reviewed publication. Each contribution is reviewed by two separate reviewers within a maximum of 9 months after reception of the first draft. 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. The editorial staff strives to work collaboratively with the author to improve the final product.
Manuscripts must be under the 4.500 word count limit (excluding references and figure captions) before being considered for review. 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.
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). After a manuscript is accepted, it is edited at the Stedelijk Museum and returned to the author for approval prior to publication.
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.
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.
- Submit files in Word.
- Files can be e-mailed or sent via Wetransfer.
- Single-spaced, no paragraph indentations.
- Single space after full stop.
- Serial commas (e.g. one, two, and three).
- Use Times New Roman, 12 pts for text and Arial, 9 pts in illustration captions.
- Spelling should conform to American practice (-ize, not -izs) and follow the Webster’s English Dictionary. If you wish to use British spellings, please agree to this in advance with your editor and follow the Oxford English Dictionary.
- Submit text with as little ‘formatting’ as possible. If you want a word to be italicized, italicize it in the manuscript. If you want a word to be bolded, set it in bold in the manuscript. The same goes for small capitals and other special formatting. Other than that, refrain from using layout.
- Artwork titles should be italicized and in the original language (English translation in parentheses, along with year of production).
- Quotations longer than one sentence should be separated from the text.
- Do not use Harvard style in-text referencing.
- Be consistent when using references:
- quotations within a sentence include the comma or final punctuation mark, e.g. Gerritsen said that “this was the best way.”(15)
- quotations within a sentence do not include the semicolon or colon, e.g. Muslim actors have become the focus of a “double over-visibilization”:
- Only Chicago Manual of Style endnotes are allowed (Times New Roman, 10 pts). They may be submitted in the standard Word format as part of the text. Keep their number and length limited.
- Submit endnotes using Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9…), single-spaced.
- Endnote referencing as follows: Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism, 10–15. For texts by multiple authors: Zijlmans and van Damme, World Art Studies: Exploring Concepts and Approaches, 6.
- Only use abbreviations when it is strictly necessary.
- Only numbers under 20 should be written out as words (so, nineteen but 345). You may depart from this rule when numerals or numbers form the main part of the text.
- Be consistent in spelling and transcribing foreign names (for instance, either ‘Dostoyevsky’ or ‘Dostoevskii’, but not both).
- Use extra lines of space only when absolutely necessary.
- Use double quotation marks (“ ”) and inside that quotation grouping, use singles (‘ ’) when needed.
- Add headings where relevant, making a clear distinction between heading levels.
- Subtitles/section headings in bold.
- Submit tables, diagrams, and figures in separate attached files. These should be numbered consecutively; indicate in the text where exactly you want the tables etc. to be inserted and incorporate in the main text on a separate line: ‘Table #’ and the desired caption text.
- Submit figures and diagrams separately in their original format and not as a Word file.
- Tables should be submitted as an Excel file. Use Arial, 8 pts for texts and use a standard layout.
- Please include a short bio (in italics) of no more than 150 words at the end of your text immediately before the References section.
Submitting visual materials
- Submit all images (named Fig 1, Fig 2, etc.) as separate attachments. Indicate their appropriate location in the text and incorporate, on a separate line: ‘Fig. #’ and the desired caption text.
- Only digital images are accepted. Digital images must have at least 300 dpi (dots per inch). Files with the formats TIF, EPS, and JPG are suitable; PDF files will not be accepted. The production coordinator will determine the quality of the digital images.
- Large digital files cannot be sent by e-mail but must be sent by Wetransfer. Stedelijk Museum e-mail server allows a maximum of 10 MB per e-mail/attachment.
- Offer alternative paths through your article. However, remember that articles can be published in Printing on Demand and they need to be suitable for paper version as well as for digital version.
- Files are linked together in various ways. We may also add links to your article once it has been submitted to us.
- If you would like to include video clips in your article, please provide us with an embed code and the particular location where the clip should appear.
- Authors are required to provide an ORCID number together with their submission.
As author you are responsible for obtaining written permission and meeting any related costs for the use of all materials under copyright (such as illustrations and texts) and for the correct acknowledgements for use.
Manuscripts and manuscript proposals and other editorial correspondence should be sent to Stedelijk Studies by email: [email protected]