Speculum, published quarterly since
1926, was the first scholarly journal in North America devoted exclusively to
the Middle Ages. It is open to contributions in all fields studying the
Western Middle Ages, a period ranging from approximately 500 to 1500. European,
Arabic, Byzantine, Hebrew, and Slavic studies are included. The language of
publication is English.
Speculum is received by all members of the Medieval Academy
as a benefit of membership. Agencies and institutions receive
the journal by subscription.
Articles may be submitted to Speculum on any medieval
topic. All disciplines, methodologies, and approaches are welcome.
In keeping with the Academy's goal of representing all fields
of medieval studies, individual issues usually include articles
on a variety of subjects, in a variety of disciplines. Articles
on interdisciplinary topics are especially encouraged. Unsolicited book reviews will not be
considered. Scholars considering a submission to Speculum
should view the submission guidelines by clicking on the link
Speculum participates in JSTOR, a collaborative project
supported by the Mellon Foundation that ensures long-term access
to older scholarly literature. Readers with access to an institution
that subscribes to JSTOR may download and print for personal use
material that appeared in Speculum five or more years ago.
The University of Chicago Press handles all requests for permission
to reproduce material from Speculum. For more information,
please contact Katharine Duff.