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Eighteenth-Century Life|Department of English

Submission Guidelines for Eighteenth-Century Life


We use endnotes, not footnotes, and we do not use a “works cited” list. Superscripts (using arabic numbers, not Roman numerals, which is Word’s batty default) should appear only at the ends of sentences. For a first citation, please give full bibliographical information in the endnote. For subsequent citations, use parenthetical references in the text, giving the minimum amount of information necessary for clarity, which is often just a page number in parentheses (without “p.” or “pp.”). If necessary, include author as well as page number; if that is not sufficient for clarity, then author, short title, and page number. In the endnotes, however, subsequent references should be author, short title, page number.



Please see our Style Guide
for more detailed information, available online and in printable format.

Please send submissions and editorial correspondence to:


Cederic D. Reverand II

University of Wyoming


Department of English - 3353

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071-2000

Please send books for review to:

Professor Adam Potkay

Department of English

P.O. Box 8795
The College of William & Mary

Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795

Indexed/abstracted in the following: Academic Search Elite; Academic Search Premier; American Humanities Index (AHI); Arts and Humanities Citation Index; Current Contents/Arts & Humanities; Humanities Abstracts; Humanities Full Text; Humanities Index; Humanities International Index; MLA Bibliography; OmniFile Full Text V; and OmniFile Full Text, Mega Edition.

Eighteenth-Century Life is published three times a year in winter, spring, and fall by Duke University Press.


Eighteenth-Century Life regularly prints black-and-white illustrations (and sometimes illustrations in color, although this occurs as a “special case” rather than ordinarily).

Those who want their essays accompanied by illustrations should be aware that authors are responsible for securing permissions, and since this takes time, we recommend that this be arranged before submitting the article. High-resolution digital images should be submitted by e-mail along with the essay so that we can include them when we e-mail the ms. to referees.  Again, it is best to arrange for this before the essay is submitted.

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