Submission Guidelines

To submit your manuscript for consideration, please register at achsubmissions.org.

For a step-by-step overview of the submission process, see our Author Guidelines.

Please direct any queries to the editors at ageculturehumanities@coastal.edu.

Submission Deadlines

  • 2017 Graduate Student Essay Contest deadline: 30 June 2017. Please prepare your scholarly article (6,000-9,000) according to the guidelines for general submissions and select “Graduate Student Essay Contest” under “Journal Section” on the manuscript submission site (achsubmissions.org).
  • General submissions are considered throughout the year. The journal invites submissions in the following areas:
    • Rigorous scholarly articles on topics that investigate the critical intersections of the arts and humanities with the aging process and with age across the lifespan. Methodologies and areas of investigation include art history and art criticism; communication and new media; critical theory; cultural studies; disability studies; gender and sexuality studies; history; late-life creativity; linguistics; literary criticism; performance studies; philosophy and ethics; race studies; religious studies; and therapeutic uses of humanities and/or the arts. Submissions may also address the anthropological, behavioral, biomedical, gerontological, legal, political, psychological, or sociological dimensions of age or aging relevant to the humanities and/or the arts (6,000-9,000 words).
    • Scholarly position papers or curated forums on critical themes related to the areas of study listed above (1,000-3,000 words).
    • Brief, well-theorized essays on teaching humanities approaches to age and aging (2,000-4,000 words).
    • Reviews of recent book publications in humanities and arts scholarship relevant to aging and of social science or gerontology scholarship relevant to the arts and/or humanities; reviews of conferences or symposia in these fields; reviews of relevant digital humanities projects and research tools. Proposals for extended review essays are also welcome. (Individual reviews 500-1,000 words. Review essays 1,000-3,000 words.)
    • Reviews of recent fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, drama, film, performances, and art exhibitions relevant to age, aging, or old age (500-1,000 words).
    • Proposals for themed clusters in future issues.

As you prepare your manuscript for publication, please ensure that any information identifying the author is removed from the manuscript, which will be sent out for blind peer review. Articles using MLA, Chicago, or APA citation styles will be considered, but accepted articles must be revised by the author into MLA style before publication. We also ask that you include an abstract of up to 200 words. Please ensure that manuscripts sent to Age, Culture, Humanities for review are not simultaneously under consideration by another publication.