Policies for Medieval Feminist Forum
- Who Can Submit?
- General Submission Rules
- Formatting Requirements
- Manuscript Review Policy
- Rights for Authors and Iowa Research Online
- Attribution and Usage Policies
- General Terms and Conditions of Use
- Privacy Statement
Who Can Submit?
Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Medieval Feminist Forum.
General Submission Rules
By submitting material to Medieval Feminist Forum, the author is stipulating that the material has not been previously published, is not currently under review at another journal, and that the material will not be submitted to another journal until the completion of the editorial decision process at Medieval Feminist Forum. Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series or an institutional or disciplinary repository does not constitute prior publication. Questions about the submission terms can be addressed by contacting the editors.
Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any material in which they do not own copyright, to be used in print and electronic media and for ensuring that the appropriate acknowledgements are included in their manuscript. Prior to publication authors must clear the necessary reproduction rights for any images, photos, figures, music, or content credited to a third party that they wish to use, which fall outside of the fair use provisions described in U.S. copyright law. We request that our authors seek nonexclusive, worldwide rights in all formats and media, for one-time use from the rights holder of the material to be used. Upon submission, authors agree that the material does not infringe upon the intellectual property rights of third parties.
Manuscripts for consideration should be submitted electronically to via the Submit Article link. If this is not possible, please contact the Editors.
For initial submission, manuscripts need only be in Word or RTF format. Lines should be double spaced, including notes and quotations, and in 12 point Times New Roman with 1 inch margins. Pages should be numbered consecutively and should include a short title in the header. To facilitate blind review, do not include your name on the document. Notes should be numbered consecutively, double spaced, and placed as end notes. There are formatting requirements for final manuscripts submitted to MFF.
Manuscript Review Policy
Submissions are double blind peer-reviewed. A decision about publication is generally made within two months of submission.
Because this journal publishes electronically, page limits are not as relevant as they are in the world of print publications. We are happy, therefore, to let authors take advantage of this greater "bandwidth" to include material that they might otherwise have to cut to get into a print journal. This said, authors should exercise some discretion with respect to length.
Rights for Authors and Medieval Feminist Forum
Authors retain copyright but grant exclusive first publication rights and a non-exclusive license to have the work reproduced in other ways, including in electronic databases and on-line. Once an author's work has been published in Medieval Feminist Forum, the author is free to use it in any way she/he wishes, so long as that use is consistent with the license given Medieval Feminist Forum to continue to use the work for the duration of its copyright in all languages, throughout the world, in all media. The journal asks only that authors acknowledge in subsequent works the publication of earlier versions in Medieval Feminist Forum.
The author may include the officially published version of the article (version of record) in an institutional or disciplinary repository, provided the posting includes a prominent statement of the full bibliographical details, and a link to the online edition of the journal.
Attribution and Usage Policies
Requests for permission to reuse the articles should be sent to the author(s).
General Terms and Conditions of Use
Users of the Iowa Research Online website and/or software agree not to misuse the Iowa Research Online service or software in any way.
The failure of Iowa Research Online to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between Iowa Research Online and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party unless required by law.