Submission Guidelines

The Journal of the Walters Art Museum is an annual, peer reviewed, open-access online journal. The Walters Art Museum welcomes contributions on all aspects of art history related to the museum’s collections.  Articles must be based on original research and the careful analysis of primary-source materials or archives.  Manuscripts submitted to the Walters should not have been published elsewhere in any language.

We welcome essays of up to 7,500 words (including endnotes); and notes of up to 2,500 words (including endnotes). Generally, essays can accommodate up to fifteen illustrations; notes are limited to eight illustrations.

All manuscripts must be submitted electronically, preferably in Microsoft Word. All submissions should include a list of desired illustrations with complete information (artist, title, date, medium, dimensions, location/source) and low-res images for reference. The Walters Art Museum will be responsible for securing high-res images and permissions.

The Journal’s preferred language is English, but contributions in other languages will be considered. Articles in languages other than English must be accompanied by an English-language summary that describes the arguments and evidence presented. Please check with the managing editor as to the compatibility of systems and fonts if you are using non-Western characters.  Include on a separate sheet your name, home address, telephone, and email.

Essays or notes may be submitted at any time. Submissions received by June 30 will be considered for the following year’s issue.

Send submissions, prepared according to the above instructions, to

Managing Editor
The Walters Art Museum
600 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
[email protected]

All submissions will be reviewed by the editorial committee and by a Walters curator within a month of receipt.  If endorsed by the committee and curator, essays will subsequently be sent to anonymous reviewers with expertise in the subject areas relevant to the manuscript.

Please consult the style sheet for forms of citation. 

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