Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Manuscript Studies: A Journal of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies

 The editors of Manuscript Studies: A Journal of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries are pleased to make the following announcements:

  • The Fall 2021 issue is out! Abstracts are available here:
  • We are seeking submissions for the Spring 2023 issue and beyond. Peer-reviewed articles for possible publication in the Spring 2023 issue should be submitted no later than June 30, 2022. Non-peer reviewed Annotations featuring recent discoveries, project reports, etc. (ca. 3000 words) can be submitted up to February 28, 2022 for the Fall 2022 issue.  Articles and Annotations can be submitted here:
  • Thanks to a generous agreement with the University of Pennsylvania Press, all Articles and Annotations in Manuscript Studies are made available on an open access basis after one year from the date of publication. Articles and Annotations from Vol. 5:2 (Fall 2020) are now available for downloading and sharing on Penn’s Scholarly Commons repository. To access the pdfs, go to:

Manuscript Studies brings together scholarship from around the world and across disciplines related to the study of pre-modern manuscript books and documents. This peer-reviewed journal is open to contributions that rely on both traditional methodologies of manuscript study and those that explore the potential of new ones. We publish articles that engage in a larger conversation on manuscript culture and its continued relevance in today’s world and highlight the value of manuscript evidence in understanding our shared cultural and intellectual heritage. Studies that incorporate digital methodologies to further understanding of the physical and conceptual structures of the manuscript book are encouraged. A separate section, entitled Annotations, features research in progress and digital project reports.

For more information and to subscribe, go to For direct inquiries, please don't hesitate to contact the editors at


Lynn Ransom, Ph.D.

Director, Digital Medievalist (2020-2022)

Curator of Programs, Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies

Project Director, Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts

Co- Editor, Manuscript Studies: A Journal of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries

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Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206


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