Please be sure to include a 100 word abstract outlining the scope of your article with your submission. Articles should be submitted in Microsoft Word format; images should be sent in separate .jpg or .tiff files, or all together as a PowerPoint file. All images should be clearly labeled and of sufficient resolution.
Those applying to the annual Ricciardi prize should include a current c.v. or resume as well as birth date. The Ricciardi prize of $5,000 is for scholars under age 40. When submitting your materials, please indicate clearly your intention to be considered for the Ricciardi prize.
The journal welcomes articles of varied lengths, from brief notes (500 to 1000 words, with one to three illustrations) to complete catalogues raisonnés (with up to one hundred illustrations). The average length is between 2,500 and 3,750 words, with five to twenty illustrations. Reviews should be about 1,750 words, with one to three illustrations. Letters to the Editor should be no longer than one page. Exceptions are made, in all instances, at the discretion of the editors.
All material is published in English. Translations can be arranged by the journal, but the cost may be deducted from the honorarium. For foreign quotations in English texts, provide a translation in parentheses or in an endnote.
Manuscripts are assessed by a team of readers, including members of the Editorial Board, the Editorial Advisory Board, and/or other scholars. Since most readers have other professional commitments, this process can take from six to twelve months, and authors are asked to be patient. Articles are typically published within a year of acceptance.
Once an article has been accepted for publication, the author will be asked to submit original illustrative material, if not already provided at the time of submission. Illustrations should be supplied as high-resolution .jpg or .tiff files (scanned at no less than 300 dpi, ideally from the original work of art and not from a book), color transparencies, or high-quality black-and-white photographs. Please send large digital files using a file transfer system such as WeTransfer or Dropbox. Authors are responsible for obtaining illustrations and reproduction permissions from the copyright holders.
The Editor will send an edited version of the text to the author by e-mail for approval, in the form of a .pdf file, showing the page layout with illustrations and captions in place. The review and corrections process between author and Editor typically takes place by email over a two- to four-week period before the journal goes to press.
Each author will receive one copy of the journal, a final PDF, and a modest honorarium.
Master Drawings follows the Chicago Manual of Style in most matters of style. In addition, please follow these guidelines when writing your article or review.