Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The RIHA Journal only publishes research articles, no book or exhibition reviews. Articles should be original and innovative, offering new research material and/or new perspectives. Any topic in the history and theory of art and visual culture is welcome.
  • The manuscript has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • Please submit your manuscript to the RIHA institute in your country or to a RIHA institute in your field of specialization (see: Editorial Team). Otherwise, you can contact the Managing Editor at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich.

  • Submissions should include:
    • Contact details, including name, e-mail address, city and institutional affiliation (if applicable).
    • Short academic CV (c. 80-120 words).
    • Abstract in English (c. 400-900 characters, including spaces).
    • List of 3-8 keywords for free subject indexing.
  • Preferred article length is between 20,000 and 50,000 characters (including footnotes and spaces). In general, up to 15 illustrations are accepted.
  • The text uses a 12 point font and 1.5 line spacing; all bibliographic information is given within the footnotes, rather than at the end of the text; all illustrations, including their captions, are inserted into the text at the appropriate points.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • Language matters: The RIHA Journal publishes articles in English, French, German, Italian, or Spanish. Translations have to be arranged for by the author, and are required to be carried out by a language professional. The same applies for articles not written in the author's native language: these must undergo a professional language editing organized by the author.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Please submit your manuscript by email to a member of the Editorial Team (see ABOUT / Editorial Team)

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