Instructions for Authors
MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION AND REVIEW
To submit a manuscript for consideration, please send an electronic file (formatted in Microsoft Word) via the I Tatti online submission web page: Coming Soon! The menu will prompt the author to create an account, then log in and provide all necessary information, including the manuscript category, contact information for the corresponding author (phone number, fax number, e-mail address), and suggested reviewers. The website will automatically acknowledge receipt of the manuscript and provide a reference number. The Editor will assign the manuscript to anonymous reviewers, and every effort will be made to provide the author with a review in a timely fashion.
MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION AND STYLE
I Tatti is edited according to the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition (Chicago, 2010).
- Manuscripts should be arranged in the following order: text, appendixes, notes, tables, figure legends. Of course, not all manuscripts will have all of these components.
- The entire manuscript must be double spaced, including all epigraphs, block quotations within the text, and notes, as well as any appendixes, tables, and figure legends.
- Page numbers should appear in the top right-hand corner of each page.
- Paragraphing should be indicated with indentations, not with extra space between paragraphs.
- Italics should be indicated with an italic typeface, not underlining. Please note that University of Chicago Press style discourages the use of italics for emphasis.
- Quotation marks should always be double, not single; single quotation marks should be used only to set off quotations within quotations.
- Punctuation with quotation marks: periods and commas at the ends of quotations should go inside the closing quotation mark. Other punctuation (colons, semicolons, question marks, exclamation points) should go outside unless part of the quotation.
- Block quotations should generally be restricted to quoted material of more than 100 words. Shorter quotations should usually be run into the text.
- Notes must be provided in the manuscript in the form of endnotes. (They will be typeset later as footnotes, but the manuscripts must be processed with endnotes.) No individual note should be longer than one manuscript page, as this makes it difficult for the typesetter to keep note numbers and note text on the same printed pages. Notes should begin in the manuscript on a separate page following the text and should be numbered consecutively. For examples of note style, see below.
- Acknowledgments should be given in an initial unnumbered note; the text for this note should appear on the first page of endnotes before the first numbered note.
- Appendixes must be typed with full double spacing and should be placed immediately after the text, preceding the notes. These pages should be numbered consecutively with the rest of the manuscript.
- Tables should be placed after the notes; each should begin on its own separate page. Tables should be prepared according to the University of Chicago Press’s Guidelines for Tables.
- Figure legends should appear together on a separate page, double spaced, at the end of the manuscript.
- Figures must be in an electronic format, print ready. For more information, see the University of Chicago Press’s Guidelines for Artwork. Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions.
Author's name; article title in quotation marks; journal title in full, underlined; volume number; year of issue; inclusive page numbers of article; specific page(s) cited, if applicable.
1. Robert O. Paxton, "The Five Stages of Fascism," Journal of Modern History 70 (1988): 1-23, 19.
Author's name (or editor's name, if no author); book title, underlined; city of publication; year of publication; specific page(s) cited, if applicable. (Note: publishers' names are not included.)
1. Alvin Jackson, Ireland, 1798-1998 (Oxford, 1999), 26.
2. Anthony Molho and Gordon Wood, eds., Imagined Histories: American Historians Interpret the Past (Princeton, NJ, 1998).
Book in a series
1. Hannah Barker, Newspapers, Politics, and Public Opinion in Late Eighteenth-Century England, Oxford Historical Monographs, ed. Robert R. Davies (Oxford, 1998).
2. Jonathan Davies, Florence and Its University during the Early Renaissance, Education and Society in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, ed. Jürgen Miethke et al., vol. 8 (Leiden, 1998), 115-16.
1. Daniel Roche, France in the Enlightenment, trans. Arthur Goldhammer (Cambridge, MA, 1998).
1. Samuel E. Finer, The History of Government, 3 vols. (Oxford, 1997), 1:583.
Chapter in an edited book
1. Ruth Ben-Ghiat, "Liberation: Italian Cinema and the Fascist Past, 1945-50," in Italian Fascism: History, Meaning, and Representation, ed. R. J. B. Bosworth and Patrizia Dogliani (New York, 1999), 83-101.
Dissertation or thesis:
1. Suzanne L. Marchand, "Archaelogy and Cultural Politics in Germany, 1800-1965: The Decline of Philhellenism" (PhD diss., University of Chicago, 1992).
1. Berenson to Gardner, Rome, October 23, 1943, Bernard and Mary Berenson Papers, Biblioteca Berenson, Villa I Tatti—the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies (hereafter BMBP).
12. Ben-Ghiat, "Liberation," 49.
[Note use of author’s surname and short form of title.]
Use “ibid.” (NB: roman) to refer to a single work cited in the note immediately preceding. Do not use when the preceding note contains more than one citation.
Do not use “op.cit.” or “passim” or “as in n. 10” in your endnotes.
For more detailed information on note forms, see the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed., chap. 14.