Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching (SMART) is a journal of essays designed to assist teachers in communicating an understanding of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Since we believe that excellent research and inspired teaching are dual aspects of a revived medieval/ Renaissance curriculum, SMART essays are scholarly and pedagogical, informative and practical. Both single papers and compilations of articles around a theme are welcome. Authors are held to high standards of accuracy, currency, and relevance to the field of medieval studies. All papers are judged by at least two peer reviewers.
To ensure interdisciplinary consistency for SMART, contributors should double-space manuscripts and format them according to the most recent edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. Papers should include the author's name, title, and institution BUT without embedded comments from other reviewers. Papers will be sent blind to reviewers. Papers vary greatly in length but typically are about seven double-spaced pages (or 2,500 words). Images in JPEG or TIF format are acceptable. Discursive notes should be held to a minimum to facilitate an easily readable text. Endnotes are preferred over footnotes. The concept of intellectual rigor requires that information of the type often relegated to notes be integrated with the main discussion, while the practical needs of teachers require that information about texts and sources appropriate to students at all levels be included in the text or works cited. If all information about texts and sources is included in the endnotes, then an additional bibliography is not necessary. In balancing the need for documentation with that for practicality, we urge your cooperation and assistance.
Submissions should be submitted electronically by e-mail to the Managing Editor of SMART at the following address:
Kristie A. Bixby