Call for Papers: Vexillum, Undergraduate Medieval Studies Journal

February 27, 2024

Vexillum, the Undergraduate Journal for Medieval Studies, invites students from any discipline to submit papers related to medieval studies!

We accept papers engaging with the late antique & medieval period, which includes academic papers/articles written on any topics falling into the chronological period between roughly 476 C.E. and 1500 C.E. Please submit all papers to:

Please find the submission guidelines below:

1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
2. The author of the submission must be:

    a currently enrolled undergraduate;
    a bachelor’s degree holder submitting a paper no more than a year after receiving his or her bachelor’s degree;
    or a student currently enrolled in a post-baccalaureate, non-graduate degree program.

3. The submission file is in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx), or PDF (.pdf) file format.
4. The text satisfies these stylistic and bibliographic requirements:

    uses double-spacing;
    uses 12-point, Times New Roman font;
    employs italics rather than underlining;
    uses footnotes rather than endnotes;
    cites sources according to the Chicago Manual of Style;
    includes all illustrations, figures, and tables in an appendix with proper citation to the appendix number where necessary, and said additions are original works by the author.

Submissions to Vexillum are limited to one scholarly paper per issue.

Papers must be accompanied by an abstract of 200 words or less. The text itself should be between 5 to 50 pages double-spaced (not including notes and bibliography) and may include original figures. Papers submitted for consideration must be written in English; non-English quotations are welcomed, as long as translations are provided in the notes. Any appendices of original figures, tables, and illustrations must be placed after the text of the paper with in-text citations to the proper appendix number; bibliographies should be placed at the very end of the submission after the appendices (if appropriate).

Please include a cover page with a short (100 words or less) biography of yourself, your interests, etc. at the top of the submitted document. You must, however, remove your name and other identifying details within the text to ensure blind peer review.

Thank you,
Isaidy Medina
Editor-in-Chief, Vexillum