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Reading Medieval Studies journal

The GCMS publishes an annual multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed journal, Reading Medieval Studies. Guest editors are welcomed for both special and regular issues.

Reading Medieval Studies welcomes articles on all aspects of medieval studies. Our upcoming edition will feature papers on variety of areas: from Anglo-Saxon England to medieval Poland, and from naval raids to religious communities. There will also be a number of reviews of recent monographs in medieval studies.

Editor: Dr Aisling Byrne (

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Guidelines for article submission

  • Reading Medieval Studies welcomes articles that are longer than standard length. Your paper should be no longer than 10,000 words (including notes and bibliography).
  • You may submit your article either in hard copy or as an email attachment. For electronic copies, Microsoft Word is preferred.
  • Articles are normally published in English.
  • The editors are committed to giving feedback on every submitted article within 8-12 weeks.

Style guide

  • Articles should be submitted in a standard font (e.g. Times New Roman), double-spaced, 12 point. Paragraphs should be indented to 0.7cm.
  • Please note that short quotations should be enclosed within single quotation marks and run on with the main text; longer quotations and lines of verse should be separated from the preceding and subsequent text and should be indented. Quotation marks are not required for these.
  • Quotations of medieval texts or in any language other than English should be translated, either in a note or (in the case of primary sources) immediately after the quotation.
  • All bibliographical references should appear in the notes. Unless specifically instructed otherwise, do not include a 'Works cited' section. Notes should appear as endnotes, not footnotes.

Bibliographical references

  • Books

E. Ronsjö, La Vie de saint Nicolas par Wace, poème religieux du XIIe siècle publié d'apres tous les manuscrits, Etudes romanes de Lund 5 (Lund, Gleerup; Copenhagen,Munksgaard, 1942).

William of Malmesbury, Gesta Regum Anglorum. The History of the English Kings. William of Malmesbury, ed. and trans. R. A. B.Mynors, R. A. Thomson and W. Winterbottom, 2 vols. (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1998-99), Book ii. 178.

  • Articles

In books:

E. M. C. van Houts, 'The Adaptation of the Gesta Normannorum Ducum by Wace and Benoît', in Non nova sed nove: Mélanges de civilisation médiévale dédiés à Willem Noomen, ed. M. Gosman and J. van Os (Groningen, Bouma's Boekhuis, 1984), pp. 115-24 (for full article) or 115-24 (120) for reference to a particular point.

In journals:

Jean Blacker-Knight, 'Wace's craft and his audience: historical truth, bias and patronage in the Roman de Rou', Kentucky Romance Quarterly, 31 (1984): 355-62 (for full article) or 355-62 (356-7) for reference to a particular point.

  • Subsequent references

Ronsjö, p. 68.

Ronsjö, Nicolas, p. 68. (if more than one work by Ronsjö has been cited in the article)

William of Malmesbury, Gesta Regum, Book ii. 178.

van Houts, p. 120.

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