Instructions to contributors

The Journal of Baroque Studies is a peer-reviewed publication of the International Institute for Baroque Studies at the University of Malta. Articles dealing with the Baroque era in all its manifestations – religious, architectural, literary, musical, etc. Contributions, which can be in English, Italian or French, should be addressed to the Editor, Journal of Baroque Studies, International Institute for Baroque Studies, University of Malta; email Francis Ciappara. The Journal normally expects articles to be not longer than eight thousand words, inclusive of footnotes.

The editors prefer that manuscripts be submitted in electronic form as an email attachment sent to the Journal’s address together with a 150-word abstract. Manuscripts submitted in printed form should be accompanied by a compact disc. The entire text of all manuscripts, including footnotes and headings, must be prepared in double-spaced typescript with generous margins to allow for copy editing. Footnotes must be numbered consecutively at the end of each page.

General guidelines for the preparation of manuscripts for publication in the Journal of Baroque Studies.

  1. Spellings: English not US - ise, centre, honour.
  2. Quotations: single inverted commas in all instances.
  3. f. (folio), ff. (folios).
  4. Dates: 21 December 1612; 1660s; 1608-9; 1690-1702.
  5. Capitalisation kept to a minimum except in titles: Captain John, Bishop Pace.
  6. Books: Jeremy Black, European Warfare,1660-1815. (London: Routledge, 2003), 29.
  7. Articles: Clive Burgess, London Parishioners in Times of Change: St Andrew Hubbard, Eastcheap, c. 1450-1570. In ‘The Journal of Ecclesiastical History’ 53, no. 1 (2002), 38-63.
  8. Chapters in books: Frans Ciappara, The Maltese Catholic Enlightenment. In Ulrich L. Lehner and Michael Printy, eds., A Companion to The Catholic Enlightenment in Europe (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2010), 251-95.
  9. Subsequent citations in short-title form: Black, European Warfare, 76.

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