NEW HIBERNIA REVIEW / IRIS ÉIREANNACH NUA

Advice to Contributors

We are honored by your interest and look forward to considering your work for publication. The cornerstone of the Center for Irish Studies at the University of St. Thomas, New Hibernia Review offers plainly argued writing on Irish life and culture for the scholar and lay reader alike. We actively seek to present a variety of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives, as well as the traditional literary and historical concerns of Irish Studies

In addition to the printed version, New Hibernia Review also appears in an electronic format through Project Muse®, the on-line journals service of Johns Hopkins University Press.  Older back issues are also archived in the J-Stor® database.  Articles are indexed in all leading bibliographic resources.

New Hibernia Review does not publish themed issues; authors may submit articles on any topic pertinent to Irish Studies and be certain that their essay will be considered. 

The editors regard the review process as a conversation between author and editor, and you may be sure that we will adhere to respectful and ethical editorial practice. The following guidelines should be useful in preparing your submission.

Preparation and style

We accept submissions by e-mail attachment, but be sure to include your mailing address in the message.  Most contributors use Microsoft ® Word, which we prefer.  Do not send your article as a PDF.

The contributor’s name should appear only on a separate title sheet. Double-spacing is mandatory. Please number the pages. Please be sure that your name does not appear on a running header or footer, and that you do not disclose your identity in a footnote that references one of your previous publications, e.g, by writing “See my article….”

For publication, we conform to the Chicago Manual of Style. However, we will happily consider submissions that employ MLA Style Sheet or one of the other citation styles unique to a discipline.  Do not feel burdened to change your citation style before  you submit.

Length

We have no firm rules on preferred length. Most articles that appear in New Hibernia Review arrive as double-spaced tss. of 20 to 30 pages, or around 6,000 to 7,000 words. However, we have varied--in both directions--from this norm. If our editors and readers conclude that a short article needs to be expanded or that a long article needs to be compressed, we will say so. 

Multiple submissions

The editors assume that your essay is not being simultaneously considered for publication in other journals. As a journal of record, New Hibernia Review must offer its readers new scholarship only. We cannot reprint work that has appeared, in whole or in substantial part, elsewhere.

Decision cycle

Submissions are promptly recorded and forwarded to external readers. The process is anonymous. We usually respond within two months; if the process extends to more than three months, feel free to query us. An essay will usually appear within one year of acceptance. If you wish to withdraw your essay from consideration, please notify the editors.

Editorial practice

Contributors should expect that their essays will be judiciously copyedited so as to give each issue a harmony of usage and mechanics. The editors will usually prefer American usage and conventions to British and Irish forms.

Authors should not begin essays with an epigraph or a blocked quotation.

We tend to avoid “recipe statements”—the “this article will” formulation. In general, we prefer that you not write in the first person in the text of an article (though we are comfortable with “I” in footnotes).

Illustrations

We welcome essays that include photographs or art reproductions. The use of illustrations will be judged on a case-by-case basis. Contributors need to provide evidence that the necessary permissions have been obtained.

Author’s proofs

Uncorrected proofs will be sent to you approximately six weeks before publication, by PDF attachment when feasible. You should give these prompt attention and provide the editors with corrections. Extensive revision will not be possible at that stage, however.

Complimentary copies

You will be given six copies of the issue of New Hibernia Review in which your article appears. 

Copyright and reprints

After publication, you will retain the copyright to the content of your article. New Hibernia Review we hold only the rights to exact reproduction of our pages-- for example, by photocopying. The editors will routinely grant gratis permission to reproduce our pages for classroom and other noncommercial uses. Publishers wishing to reprint material from New Hibernia Review will be given your most recent address from our files and told that they must contact the author to obtain the necessary permissions.

We regularly use the “News of Authors” section of the journal to alert readers to republication or further development of work that first appeared here, so it is in your interest to keep us apprised of such developments. We hope that you will provide the editorial courtesy of a credit line in any subsequent publications of work that originally appeared in New Hibernia Review.

Illustrations

We welcome essays that include photographs or art reproductions. The use of illustrations will be judged on a case-by-case basis. Contributors need to provide evidence that the necessary permissions have been obtained.

Author’s galleys

Unproofed author’s galleys will be sent to you approximately six weeks before publication. You should give these prompt attention and provide the editors with corrections. Extensive revision will not be possible at that stage, however.

Complimentary copies

In lieu of offprints, you will be provided six copies of the issue of New Hibernia Review in which your article appears.

Copyright and reprints

        New Hibernia Review will be copyrighted by its publishers. The editors will routinely grant gratis permission to reproduce our pages for classroom or other noncommercial uses. Publishers wishing to reprint material from New Hibernia Review will be given your most recent address from our files and advised that it is their responsibility to notify the author to obtain the necessary permissions. Conversely, the editors would be grateful if you would extend the courtesy notifying us of subsequent reprints, inclusion in anthologies, and other uses of work that originally appeared in New Hibernia Review.