Medieval Perspectives publishes selected papers from
presentations at the annual conference of the Southeastern Medieval Association
(SEMA). An additional publication available from
is a history of SEMA compiled by Edith Whitehurst Williams, SEMA: The
First Twenty-Two Years.
Papers from SEMA XXVI may be submitted for consideration for publication in Medieval Perspectives. All submissions should represent original research that has not been published elsewhere. Note that the deadline for submissions is December 1, 2000. Send all submissions and inquiries to Ordelle G. Hill, Medieval Perspectives, Box 22-A Coates Building, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY 40475-3101.
Manuscript: Put all identifying information on a cover sheet so that the paper can be number coded for anonymous submission to the readers; readers' comments will be shared with you anonymously. Send two printed copies. Do not send copy on disk until the paper is accepted.
Length: The paper should be the one presented at the conference, but authors are at liberty to expand the paper to a length of twenty-five pages of double-spaced typescript inclusive of double-spaced notes (8,000 word maximum). This will allow authors to include examples or supporting material which has to be cut to meet the time limitations of oral presentation. Documentation should be limited to bibliographical data insofar as possible; exclusive notes that contain added information are not consistent with the principles of a twenty minute oral presentation and therefore are not appropriate to a proceedings journal.
Documentation: Current journals are using both the "old" MLA style and the "new" one. Both are allowed, but it is important for the author to consult one of the following: MLA Style Manual, 1985, especially chapters 3-5; Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 4th ed., 1995. The latter is designed mainly for students and is often available in campus bookstores, but please verify the copyright date.
If reproduction of any kind of copyrighted or privately owned material is
necessary to complement the paper, authors should know that they should make
inquiry prior to submission for written permission from the holder of the
copyright, the publisher, or the owner, and be prepared to supply the editor
with written permission in the event that the paper is accepted.
Anticipated date of publication for papers from SEMA 2000 in Medieval Perspectives XVI is late summer 2001