Policies and Guidelines


Philosophy of ROMARD

For more information, please see ROMARD Aims and Scope page.

Who Can Submit?

ROMARD is currently seeking submissions for publication. Anyone may submit original work for consideration provided that they hold the authorized copyright for the work. ROMARD welcomes submissions of:

  • Full-length articles (8,000-10,000 words, including notes)
  • Emerging Scholarship, Work in Development, & New Voices (5,000-8,000 words, including notes)
  • Performance Reviews (1,500-3,000 words, including notes)
  • Census of Productions
  • Translations or Critical Editions of Performance Texts and other Source Materials

Please submit your entire and completed work in a Microsoft Word format. To ensure blind review, all identifying information must be removed not only in the content of the article but also in the submission's formatting. To remove author identification from the properties for the file, click on the following, beginning with File on the main menu: File > Save As > Tools (or Options with a Mac) > Security > Remove personal information from file properties on save > Save.

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General Submission Guidelines

We would ask that all submissions please follow our Style Guide. When submitting your work please ensure the following:

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • The submission does not include a title page or abstract in the main text file.
  • The submission does not embed tables, charts, maps, graphics, illustrations or other images in the body of your contribution. Rather, all visual materials and files will be submitted in separate files. Please call our the placement for visual materials in the main text file; using [Place Table 1 here] or [Insert Figure 2 near here].
  • It is the author’s responsibility to obtain all permissions and/or copyright for the publication of visual materials such as tables, charts, maps, graphics, illustrations or other images.
  • All text conforms to the following journal style guidelines: the submission is in 12-point Times New Roman font; employs italics, rather than underlining; and is in a single column layout with left margins justified.
  • The text uses endnotes, not footnotes or parenthetical notes. (The only acceptable parenthetical notes give act, scene, and line of a play.) Include the full bibliographic citation the first time a source is used and thereafter use short citations.

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Formatting Requirements

ROMARD has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. There are, however, rules governing the formatting of the final submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a Microsoft Word file.

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Rights for Authors and ScholarWorks at WMU

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to ScholarWorks at WMU all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.

Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of ScholarWorks at WMU, requires credit to ScholarWorks at WMU as copyright holder (e.g., ScholarWorks at WMU © 2024).

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from ScholarWorks at WMU provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:

  • Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
  • Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
  • Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment (e.g., a Phrenology professor at the University of Southern North Dakota can have her article appear in the University of Southern North Dakota's Department of Phrenology online publication series); and
  • Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.

People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the ScholarWorks at WMU website and/or software agree not to misuse the ScholarWorks at WMU service or software in any way.

The failure of ScholarWorks at WMU to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between ScholarWorks at WMU and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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