Manuscript Preparation

The tools provided here are intended to help authors prepare manuscripts for submission to our press. They will also be of use to writers, editors, and publishers at other organizations who are looking for models for procedure and content.


The Books Division offers general guidelines for preparing electronic manuscripts as well as art submission requirements.


Many of Chicago’s journals provide statements of editorial policy and instructions for submission of manuscripts for web-based peer review on their web pages.

Electronic Manuscript Preparation

The Journals Division offers instructions for preparing manuscript files using Microsoft Word or WordPerfect, as well as special instructions for the preparation of tables and math.

The Journals Division also offers online guidelines for submission of artwork, including digital art.