Submission Guidelines

CR: The New Centennial Review is devoted to comparative studies of the Americas that suggest possibilities for a different future. CR recognizes that the language of the Americas is translation, and that questions of translation, dialogue, and border crossings (linguistic, cultural, national, and the like) are necessary for rethinking the foundations and limits of the Americas. Journal articles address philosophically inflected interventions, provocations, and insurgencies that question the existing configuration of the Americas, as well as global and theoretical work with implications for the hemisphere.

CR is committed to interdisciplinarity and encourages work that goes beyond a simple performance of the strategies of various disciplines and interdisciplines, and that therefore interrogates them.

CR is a refereed journal. We take approximately two to three months to read and comment on unsolicited manuscripts.

Manuscript Preparation & Submission

After your work has been accepted for publication, please prepare your manuscript for production following the CR style guide and using the Author Checklist. A signed Author Publishing Agreement must also be submitted with your final manuscript. All images must comply with the MSU Press Images & Derivative Materials policy, found below.

When submitting an article, please enclose three (3) copies. Manuscripts should be typed, double-spaced, on one side of 8½” × 11″ paper, with standard margins on all sides and pages numbered consecutively. Include your name, mailing address, and email address on the first page. Use italics, not underlines, to indicate italics. Endnotes—not footnotes—may be used for explanatory material only and must be numbered consecutively.

When preparing your submission, follow The Chicago Manual of Style, author-date system (chapter 15). References in text should be cited parenthetically as “(Wilson 1995)” or, if a page number is necessary as in the case of a quotation, “(Wilson 1995, 166).” The form “Wilson (1995) suggests that . . .” is also acceptable.

Images & Derivative Materials

It is the author/researcher’s obligation and responsibility to determine and satisfy copyright and/or other use restrictions prior to submitting materials to MSU Press for publication. Citations, permissions, and captions are required upon submission for all images. Use the CR Permission Request Letter to obtain permission from an image’s rightsholder—we cannot publish such materials until written clearance is obtained.  All images must be minimum 300 dpi at planned publication size.

We do not accept electronic submission of articles at this time. Unsolicited manuscripts are returned to authors only when accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

Send your manuscript to one of the editors:

Scott Michaelsen
CR: The New Centennial Review
Michigan State University
Department of English
619 Red Cedar Rd., Rm. C614
East Lansing, MI 48824

David E. Johnson
CR: The New Centennial Review
SUNY at Buffalo
Department of Comparative Literature
1010 Clemens Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260