Call for Submissions


Deadline for article submissions: September 15, 2022
Notification of acceptance: October 10, 2022
Tentative publication date: June 1, 2023


The regional designation of the Mediterranean allows for an exploration of the interconnectedness of many geographical areas and their peoples as well as the application of comparative studies and multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary approaches from humanities, social sciences, art and media studies, and other fields. Departing from the book Women in the Mediterranean edited by Leila Simona Talani and Serena Giusti (Routledge 2020) and prompted by current events within the Mediterranean area, the 2nd Mediterranean Studies Symposium, June 17-18, 2022 was focused on the challenges, responses, policies, and long-term impacts women on the shores of the Mediterranean were/are experiencing, within any historical period of reference with a strong encouragement regarding the region’s complexities also in modern and contemporary times.  Based on the success of the symposium and the relevant interest in the field, the founding co-editors of the new journal I.S. Med: Interdisciplinary Studies on the Mediterranean, Drs. Giovanna Summerfield and Rosario Pollicino are seeking submissions in English of 5,000 to 8,000 words (word counts includes bibliography), alongside a 400-word abstract, 5 keywords, and a 150-word bio to be forwarded by September 15, 2022.  Contributors need to adhere to the Chicago style format,


Authors whose native language is other than English are responsible for hiring a professional translator and editor. Authors should have their article reviewed/translated into English by an academic native English-speaker. Submitted articles are sent to peer-reviewers, only if they reflect the editorial guidelines and if their English version/translation is free of syntax, grammar or spelling errors.


Manuscripts and editorial communications should be sent via email and/or attachment (MSWord) to the Editors, and Attachments should be marked with the last name of the contributor, followed by the name/subject of the paper. Contributors are asked to provide a cover page with their name, complete affiliation address, phone number(s), and email. I.S. Med is a peer-reviewed journal. All research articles submitted to the journal are double-blind refereed to ensure academic integrity. Strict anonymity regarding authors and referees is paramount. The editorial staff will remove the cover sheet from the manuscript before sending it for evaluation.


NOTE: Articles submitted should be entirely original and unpublished, should not be simultaneously under consideration by another publisher, should not have been published previously even in part by any other publication, and should not appear in blogs or other online sites. Proposals of English translations or edited versions of previously published works will not be considered.


For information on the journal, consult