Loyola University Chicago

Midwest Modern Language Association

Submission Guidelines

Book reviews and journal articles are published bi-annually in Fall and Spring issues of the JMMLA. An Editorial Committee, which consists of two Executive Committee members, oversees the Fall issues of the JMMLA, which takes on the theme of the previous year's convention. Alternatively, one or two guest editors oversee Spring issues on special topics that have been approved by the Executive Committee.
Scholars are strongly encouraged to consider the theme of each issue currently accepting submissions since that submission will be judged in part according to its fit with an issue's theme. For additional information, please visit our member portal to view our current calls for submissions and review the JMMLA's submission instructions and formatting criteria for journal articles and book reviews.
  • The JMMLA will not consider book reviews and journal articles that are currently under review for publication with other organizations.
  • Only one book review from a single scholar may be under consideration at a time. Scholars who have published a book review with the JMMLA previously are invited to submit another at a later date if they are interested in doing so.
  • Contributing authors must hold (or be pursuing) a graduate degree and be an active MMLA member at the time of publication.