Representations welcomes submissions of previously unpublished manuscripts. Send digital files, including a short abstract to

Our review process usually takes between eight and sixteen weeks when
the board is in session. Responses to papers submitted during the
summer and year-end academic breaks may be somewhat delayed by the
absence of editorial board members; the board is in recess from late
May until late August and from early December until late January every

Representations solicits and receives submissions from several hundred
scholars every year, known and unknown to editorial board members, all
of which are reviewed by the same process and held to the same
rigorous standard for publication. (The acceptance rate for
submissions to the journal averages about 6.5 percent of total
submissions annually.) Please note that the journal does not routinely offer readers’ reports unless the submission is considered by the full editorial board.

Manuscript Length
Manuscripts should not exceed 40 pages in length, at no more than 300 words per page, including notes.

Manuscript Style
Double-space throughout, including text, extracts, quotations, and endnotes. Type endnotes separately on pages following the text. In general, follow style guidelines established in the 16th edition of the The Chicago Manual of Style.

Accepted manuscripts will be returned to authors for a review of copyediting. Proofreading is the author’s responsibility. Authors are also responsible for obtaining permissions to quote extracts and reproduce illustrations.

Legible low-resolution image files are acceptable for first review. Final acceptance of illustrated submissions is conditional upon receipt of high-resolution files. A separate list of captions, including all necessary credits and permission lines, should be submitted with the accepted manuscript, along with documentation of evidence of permissions granted.

Mailing, Correspondence, Inquiries
Jean Day, Associate Editor
322 Wheeler Hall, MC 1030
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720