Studies in Manuscript Cultures
Editors: Imre Galambos, Konrad Hirschler, Caroline Macé, Cécile Michel, Jörg B. Quenzer, and Eva Wilden
Secretary: Caroline Macé
The series Studies in Manuscript Cultures (SMC) publishes monographs and collective volumes contributing to the study of written artefacts. This field of study embraces disciplines such as art history, codicology, epigraphy, history, material analysis, palaeography and philology.
SMC encourages comparative approaches, without regional, linguistic, temporal or other limitations on the objects studied; it contributes to a larger historical and systematic survey of the role of written artefacts in ancient and modern cultures, and in so doing provides a new foundation for ongoing discussions in cultural studies.
SMC volumes are published as Open Access under the Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND by De Gruyter (Berlin): https://www.degruyter.com/view/serial/SMC-B.
If you wish to submit a book (min. 220 pages) for publication in SMC, please send a proposal (title, summary, provisional table of contents, expected date of submission) to the secretary of the board. The editorial board will consider the suitability of the proposal to the scope of the series. You will be notified about the acceptance or rejection of the proposal within a few weeks, and you will also be informed about the expected workflow and time plan for the publication. Final acceptance of the submitted book will occur only after the peer review process. Please read the review guide for some important information about our review process and comply to the guidelines regarding formal aspects of the submission. Refer also to the guidelines of the CSMC working group for ethical and responsible research.
All submissions should present original scholarship of the highest quality. Work that will soon be published in essentially the same form as part of another book or journal issue or made available on the internet should not be submitted. Submissions are considered for publication on the assumption that they are not being considered for publication by another institution.
The CSMC does not take a positive or negative stance towards the use of AI technologies in research and writing processes. If AI technologies are used, the following rules have to be followed:
- The use of generative models has to be acknowledged in the publication.
- The authors must make sure that the use of generative models does not infringe anyone else’s intellectual property and does not result in scientific misconduct, for example in the form of plagiarism.
- All authors must explicitly consent to the use of each generative model.