- article – substantive research and new idea
- essay – personal evaluation and interpretation of broad issues and trends; less research based
- review – short book (or other media) review (3-4 pages)
- review essay – review of book (or books or recent issues) with new analysis and detailed response
- note – short item with a new research idea (3-4 pages)
- news – announcements, conferences, etc.
- blog – less formal informational posts
As a general guideline, submissions should be congruent with Interpreter′s mission statement to be considered. If you have a pre-submission question about whether your piece qualifies, please contact us. Interpreter′s Board reserves the right to choose which submissions are published.
In addition, please be aware that we peer-review almost all submissions to Interpreter. More information on our peer-review process can be found on this page. (Understanding how peer review works can help you as you develop your submission.)
Submission Formats: When uploading your submission using the form below, you can upload Word documents (.doc or .docx), PDF (.pdf), text (.txt), RTF (.rtf), ZIP (.zip), or InDesign (.indd). While all of these are acceptable for initial submissions, we prefer that submissions be made in Word format, as that is what our internal processes rely upon. This means that if your submission is considered for publication, we will ask for it in Word format or convert it into Word format. (Our editors, peer reviewers, copy editors, and source checkers all use Microsoft Word.) You can save time (and help us out) by making your initial submission in Word format.
Submission Guidelines: For all submissions, except news and blog, we have a submission style guidelines document to help you prepare your submission to Interpreter. Please review it to ensure that your submission is consistent with the guidelines before submission: Interpreter Style Guide.
Citation Sources: All of the articles we publish are thoroughly source-checked. We request photocopies of all cited sources to be included with your submission. If we do not receive these with your submission, we will follow up with you to request them if we decide to publish it. To streamline the process, at the time of submission if you could please submit photocopies of all relevant pages, title page, and copyright page (in lieu of providing the last two items, simply note on the photocopied source the place of publication, publisher, year of publication, edition, etc.) so we will have what we need to verify quotations and to style the notes with full publication data. You may combine these photocopies into one PDF document and attach it in one of the optional upload fields in the form below. Please see the following Supplemental Citation Guide for a reference of the information that is needed for each source: Supplemental Citation Guide PDF.
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