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To the readers of Style:
I have an exciting announcement for you.Starting January 2, 2015, The
English Department, through the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
though Northern Illinois University, will partner with The Pennsylvania
State University Press to publish Style. The English Department,
through the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Northern Illinois
University, will continue to own Style in perpetuity, and, for at least
two more years, I will remain as Editor. After January 2015, The Pennsylvania
State University Press will become responsible for all publishing functions,
with the exception of peer-review, includingmarketing, copy-editing, cover
design, andestablishing pricing. All major decisions will be made in conjunction
with the Editor at Northern Illinois University’s English Department.
Below are some answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ):
1. How and to whom will I submit an essay or review for possible
publication to Style?
There will be no change in initial submissions to Style, from
the present into the new year, other than ALL submissions must be done
electronically, either in Word or Word Perfect. Please send all manuscripts,
reviews, and questions about them, as you have been doing but now only
electronically, to the Editor, John V. Knapp, firstname.lastname@example.org. For queries
and other Style matters, you may call me during the day (815) 753-6632,
or post such questions in the mails to: 330 Reavis Hall, Dept. of English,
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill.60115, USA.
2. How will Libraries, other institutions, and individuals subscribe
to Style, or buy individual issues, or request permission to reprint
essays and/or reviews?
For fall 2014 and subscriptions for volume 49 and following the date
specified in this announcement forward (Jan 2, 2015), all requests for
subscriptions, current prices, and any financial transactions will be done
for Penn State UP via Johns Hopkins UP subscription services. These can
be made via three different media:
Phone: (800) 548-1784 or (410) 516-6987;
Post: Johns Hopkins University Press, P.O. Box 19966, Baltimore,
Additionally, institutions can subscribe to the electronic version of
Style through JSTOR at
3. Who will now decide what gets published in Style? Have
the standards and and/or the scholarly interests of the journal,as stated
on the current mast-head, changed?
As has been the case since January, 2007, all decisions about acceptances
and rejections will still be made by the NIU English Department Editor,
in consultation with the many referees and readers who generously donate
their time and expertise to Style and to the discipline of literary
criticism and scholarship.The several emphases of Style, as described
on our masthead below since 2007, will remain during my tenure as Editor.Of
course, as any journal devoted to the expression of disinterested scholarship
would agree, we have sought out a variety of critical approaches and we
will continue that policy into the next two years at least.
Thank you for your continued interest in Style
John V. Knapp,Editor, Style
330 Reavis Hall
Department of English
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115 USA
This website offers a variety of information about the journal as well
information concerning submission and subscriptions. Please feel free to
examine the abstracts of articles from previous issues of
in the Style Archives
as well as the contents and abstracts from the Current
Style invites submissions that address questions of style, stylistics,
and poetics — as before. These submissions may include research and theory
in discourse analysis, literary and nonliterary genres, narrative, figuration,
metrics, and rhetorical analysis. In addition, Style also now welcomes
contributions employing the new psychologies: cognition, bio-evolutionary
psychology, family systems, and human development. Furthermore, the editors
will be pleased to consider submissions on pedagogy generally as such relate
to the teaching of literature and the humanities. Contributions may draw
from such fields as literary criticism, critical theory, linguistics, philosophy
of language, rhetoric, narrative, and composition studies as well as the
varieties of psychologies and pedagogies.
Style also publishes reviews, review-essays, surveys, interviews, translations,
and reports on conferences. Major articles typically range from 5,000 to
7,000 words (inclusive of endnotes and works cited); reviews are typically
1,500 to 2,000 words (again, inclusive of endnotes and works cited).
Authors submitting to Style should send a 100-word abstract and along
with their manuscript, following MLA guidelines for style and documentation.
Author’s name should only appear on the title page of article. Submissions
must not be under consideration for any other publications. Manuscripts
should be sent in Word or RTF format. Authors must secure permissions for
copyrighted illustrations. Articles cannot be previously published nor
can they be posted online for at least twelve months after publication.
The publishers and editors of Style assume that any authors publishing
their work in this journal have agreed and will so stipulate if asked that
all research for this essay — if regarding human subjects — has been properly
assessed at their respective Universities/Institutes etc. and that the
responsibility to ensure this in this work lies with the Researcher. Please
include all that are available: mail, FAX, and e-mail addresses. Style
usually reports on submissions within ninety days.