Author Guidelines

The editors invite contributions on all aspects of the eighteenth century. Essays employing interdisciplinary perspectives or addressing contemporary theoretical and cultural concerns relating to the eighteenth century are especially encouraged. Articles which are selected for publication are those which make a significant and original contribution to their field. 

Article submissions are first screened for their appropriateness for the journal. Articles which are considered for publication are sent to two reviewers: one reviewer, generally drawn from the author’s home discipline, serves as a specialist in the subject matter at hand while the other, generally drawn from a second discipline, approaches the article from a broader thematic perspective. Based on these initial reviewers’ reports, the article is either rejected, returned for revisions, or passed on to the editorial board for another level of review.  Once in the hands of the editorial board, each article is read by at least one additional reviewer. These editorial board reviewers make publishing recommendations to the editor, who makes the final decision regarding publication.

Manuscripts should not exceed 9,000 words, including notes. Style must conform to The Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition, with footnotes. Please consult our style guide carefully prior to submission, as failure to conform with the guidelines may result in the editorial office returning your submission. Our style guide can be found hereQuotations from foreign texts should appear in the body of the essay followed by translations. Please supply an abstract of 100 or fewer words with your paper. Illustrations are accepted if pertinent to the essay (authors must secure glossy prints or digital files and reproduction rights if the essay is accepted). It is the journal's policy to require assignment of copyright from all authors. Authors must obtain written permission for quoting unpublished or published material in excess of fair use.

Electronic submission is strongly encouraged and will aid in a speedy review process. Submissions may be sent to:  

Alternatively, hard copies of article submissions may be mailed to:

The Editors
Eighteenth-Century Studies
Department of English Language and Literatures
#397–1873 East Mall (Buchanan Tower) 302
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

Send books for review to

Jennifer Thorn
Reviews Editor, Eighteenth-Century Studies​
Saint Anselm College
100 Saint Anselm Drive #1784
Manchester, NH 03102​