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Manuscripts submitted to Rhetorica: A Journal of the History of Rhetoric should be original and not be under consideration elsewhere or previously published in whole or part without acknowledgement in the manuscript. More generally, Rhetorica endorses The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity, rev. ed. (Berlin: ALLEA—All European Academies, 2017; https://allea.org/code-of-conduct/) and expects that all submissions are compliant with the principles of this Code.
The identity of authors is concealed from evaluators of manuscripts; therefore, each submission should include a separate title page containing the title of the essay and the author’s name, mailing address, email address, and phone number. Besides the title and the author's name, this page should not contain information that would form part of the published article envisioned in the manuscript. The author’s identity should not otherwise be revealed in the manuscript (third person references to the author's published research may be revised once a manuscript is accepted for publication). The essay title should be repeated on the first page of the text of the manuscript.
Manuscripts, including text, quotations, and notes, must be double-spaced throughout and generally should contain 8,000 to 12,000 words, including notes. Authors are responsible for verifying all quotations, citations, and references in the manuscript before submission. Quotations must be collated word-by-word with source texts. Sources and locations of citations in source texts must be confirmed. Documentation of facts of publication for all works cited in must be scrutinized for accuracy and completeness. Authors are responsible for correct spelling, capitalization, and punctuation at every stage of the publication process. Authors are also responsible for correct end-of-line word divisions in page-proof review.
Prior to final acceptance of any article for publication in Rhetorica, authors need to ensure that the article conforms to these guidelines. The guidelines are an implementation of The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed. (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2017; hereafter CMOS), and for any matter of documentation not addressed in particulars presented here, CMOS serves as the authority.
Documentation of sources cited for the first and subsequent times should be composed consistent with the following samples:
Sophie Gotteland, “Le Contre Timarque d'Eschine: prolégomènes à un Art rhétorique?” Rhetorica: A Journal of the History of Rhetoric 39, no. 4 (Autumn 2021): 410–11, https://doi.org/10.1525/rh.2021.39.4.410.
Gotteland, “Le Contre Timarque,” 410–11.
Chapter in a Single-Authored Book
Salvador Mas Torres, “Más sobre politica: cuestiones retóricas,” in Epicuro, epicúreos y el epicureísmo en Roma, Artes y humanidades (Madrid: Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, 2018), 414.
Mas Torres, “Más sobre politica: cuestiones retóricas,” 414.
Chapter in Multi-Authored, Edited Book
Dietmar Till, “Nach der Topik. Zur Lehre von der Invention im 18. Jahrhundert,” in Pithanologie: Exemplarische Studien zum Überzeugenden, ed. Michael Pietsch and Markus Mülke, Rhetorik—Forschungen 23 (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2020), 269.
Till, “Nach der Topik,” 269.
Edition of Primary Text
Gualtiero Calboli, ed., trans., comm., “Prolegomena,” in Cornifici seu Incerti Auctoris Rhetorica ad C. Herennium, 3 vols., Samlung wissenschaftllicher Commentare (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2020), 1: 110.
Calboli, “Prolegomena,” 1: 110.
David C. Mirhady, ed. and trans., introduction to Rhetoric to Alexander, in Aristotle. Problems, Volume II: Books 20-38. Rhetoric to Alexander, ed. and trans. Robert Mayhew, David C. Mirhady, Loeb Classical Library 317 (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2011), 451.
Mirhady, Rhetoric to Alexander, 451.
Rita Copeland, Emotion and the History of Rhetoric in the Middle Ages, Oxford Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021), 134.
Copeland, Emotion and the History of Rhetoric, 134.
Carrie Chapman Catt, “The Woman's Century, 1820–1920,” 9 June 1936, Carrie Chapman Catt Papers, Manuscript Division, U. S. Library of Congress, 2.
Catt, “Woman’s Century,” 2.
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