Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

This peer-reviewed e-journal is devoted to the reformulation of received philological and philosophical ideas of writing and reading literary works, motivated by the advent of electronic texts. The journal encourages new theoretical engagements based on comparative media studies, translations and interdisciplinary approaches to a new humanist philology, and a new humanist philosophy, made possible by digital technology. While the Editorial Board considers studies on Petrarch and the humanist age in all its manifestations and the Oregon Petrarch Open Book the seminal topics of discussion of HUMANIST STUDIES & THE DIGITAL AGE, we also encourage submissions that investigate more generally the interface of philological, interpretative, and digital inquiry.


Section Policies


Unchecked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


Essays that address the theme of the journal issue with a comprehensive, theoretical, and historical approach providing new insights into the problems discussed. Peer reviewed. Normally limited to 25 double-spaced pages including notes and works cited.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Essays that address a specific aspect of the issue's theme with new arguments or data, and an approach that might be contemporary and militant rather than purely theoretical or historical. Peer-reviewed articles. Normally limited to 15 double-spaced pages.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Proposals for new digital projects or descriptions of existing undertakings in the field of Digital Humanities. Normally limited to 15 double-spaced pages.

Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Is the text mobile?

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Literature and New Media

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All articles in peer-reviewed sections of the journal will be reviewed by the editor and by at least 2 double-blind peer reviewers. Articles may be accepted with required revisions based on reviewer comments, rejected, or rejected with the option to resubmit. In the first of these cases, the revised draft will typically be re-read by the original reviewers.


Publication Frequency

Humanist Studies & The Digital Age has been published annually, from 2011 to 2013. Since 2015 it is published bi-annually.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. All articles are released under a Creative Commons Attribution No-Derivative-Works or more liberal license.


Invitation to Authors

Humanist Studies and the Digital Age is presently accepting submissions for future issues. We encourage all authors interested in the intersection of Humanism and technology to consider submitting an article for review.


Digital Archiving Policy

The contents of Humanist Studies in the Digital Age are archived using PKP PN.