Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
This section includes scholarly articles on Tolkien, his life and times, his works, his influence, the works of his colleagues and so on. Articles typically include a number of references to scholarly material (which should be provided inline as much as possible). These submissions go through peer review (see explanation of the peer review proccess below), so please be patient while we consider your article.
These are shorter research pieces, usually covering a topic of interest to the Tolkien community. They are most suitable for extensions or updates on previously published research, descriptions of projects that have important insight but did not lead to a full article, descriptions of new resources for Tolkien scholars, presentation of new Tolkien-related material that may be built on by further research. These are reviewed by the editor, but are not typically peer-reviewed.
Reviews of books, films, theatre shows, art, websites, radio, exhibitions, anything of possible interest to readers of Mallorn in the widest sense. These are not sent through peer review.
Letters to the Editor
These may discuss material previously published in Mallorn or elsewhere.
In submitting to Mallorn, you grant the journal full privileges of primary publication, but for most intents and purposes the writer retains copyright to the material. For exceptions and clarifications, please see the policies below.
Attribution and Usage Policies
Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of Mallorn, requires credit to Mallorn as the original publisher.
The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Mallorn, provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:
- Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.);
- Posting of the article, or link to the article, on the author(s) personal website;
- Posting of the article, or link to the article, on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment, or other non-commercial open access publication site; and
- Posting of the article, or link to the article, on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.
While the author retains copyright and can make most uses of the material without permission, it is suggested that they contact the editor with any further questions.
The names and email addresses entered in Mallorn's site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of the Tolkien Society and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.