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Volume 80 (2017)
Quarterly (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter)
ISSN 0018-7895
E ISSN 1544-399X

Huntington Library Quarterly

The Huntington Library Quarterly publishes articles on the literature, history, and art of the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries in Britain and America, with special emphasis on:

  • the interactions of literature, politics, and religion; 
  • the social and political contexts of literary and art history;
  • textual and bibliographical studies, including the history of printing and publishing; 
  • the history of science
  • American studies, through the early nineteenth century; and 
  • the performance history of drama and music.

The journal also publishes book reviews and review articles on important work in early modern studies. The Intramuralia section now reports comprehensively on the Huntington's acquisitions of rare books, manuscripts, and ephemera.

Back issues prior to 2009 can be ordered through our editorial offices for $20. Please write HLQ@huntington.org to inquire. All others, contact Penn Press at journals@pobox.upenn.edu


Guidelines for Submission

The HLQ publishes three types of research articles: essays, notes, and documents. Essays are extended original arguments; because the HLQ is an interdisciplinary journal, these should be broadly accessible to scholars of early modern studies. The journal favors essays based on documentary research over those that are primarily interpretive, theoretical, or synthetic. Notes are short pieces on a specific topic—for example, identifying the author of a work. Documents present newly discovered or little-known texts and can include transcriptions or reproductions. The journal also publishes book reviews and review articles on important work in early modern studies. The above descriptions are intended to give authors a sense of the range of pieces the journal publishes. You need not identify which heading your submission falls under at submission; the editors will determine which seems appropriate upon acceptance.

We do not impose a word limit on essays, notes, or documents—each should be as long as it needs to be to achieve its aim—but most essays are between 8,000 and 12,000 words. All submissions must include an abstract. The HLQ uses double-blind peer review; please anonymize your submission. The Quarterly welcomes illustrated articles and imposes no limit on the number of figures. For publication, we follow a modified version of the Chicago Manual of Style, using footnotes for both references and discursive commentary. But authors need not follow any particular style for submissions, as long as the notes are complete, accurate, and internally consistent in style.

Send submissions to HLQ@huntington.org. If there are figures, email them in a separate file, keyed with figure numbers to the text; please keep figure file size under 5MB. If you have questions about a submission, please email HLQ@huntington.org or phone 626-405-2138. The Quarterly’s mailing address is 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108. 

Online Access

HLQ was previously hosted on the JSTOR Current Scholarship Program. Penn Press does not participate in that program but the older content (Volume years 2012 and before) will be available to libraries that subscribe to the appropriate collection with JSTOR.
Subscribers have access through this website to Volume 78(2015) and all current issues going forward.
2013 and 2014 volumes are available on this website also.


The journal is published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. Business inquiries should be sent to Penn Press at: 

University of Pennsylvania Press
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Phone: 215-573-1295
Fax: 215-746-3636
Email: journals@pobox.upenn.edu 

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