The Americanist
Warsaw Journal for the Study of the United States

Guidelines for Submissions

We welcome submission on any topic that addresses American society, culture, history, literature, or politics. Guidelines for special topic issues will be announced. Submissions should be between 4,000 and 6,000 words inclusive of notes and bibliography. They should be prepared in strict accordance with the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 5th Edition, submitted by e-mail in Word or WordPerfect files to the_americanist@uw.edu.pl. Additionally, two printed copies should be sent (see address above); they should be double-spaced, with standard margins and font. Printed copies should include a cover page, with the title, author’s name, institutional affiliation, email address, and postal address. The text of the essay should have its title only, without the author’s name.

The Americanist employs a system of double blind review of submissions where the author of the article is not revealed to the reviewers nor the reviewers to the author. Our reviewers include experts in the field of the essay’s topic. After the initial review, should the reviewer not recommend publication, the author will have the opportunity to revise the essay in accordance with the reviewers’ suggestions. At this point the author will be given a clear statement of the submission’s disposition and the reasons for the decision.

The journal is also soliciting book reviews of important, new works in American studies. They should not exceed 1,500 words and should have a complete bibliographic citation for the book in place of a title. The author’s name and institutional affiliation should come at the end of the review. Reviews of works published in Poland are particularly welcome, but critiques of significant works published outside Poland are sought as well.

Authors of articles and reviews should submit a biographical note of not more than ten lines.

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