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RSA members may view Renaissance Quarterly online. This link will take you first to the page Member Subscriptions (sign in required). You will need to click the RQ link on that page in order to be taken to the journal; this is necessary in order to pass through the membership authentication process for full journal access.

For questions about institutional subscriptions, please contact the University of Chicago Press.

RQ Open Access

The Renaissance Society of America is pleased to announce, in partnership with the University of Chicago Press, an initiative to provide open access to one book review in each issue of Renaissance Quarterly. The chosen review will be freely available at the time of publication of each new issue and until the next issue appears. In expanding access, the RSA hopes to further the reach of Renaissance studies scholarship, a mission of the society.

We are very pleased to announce that the following Renaissance Quarterly article has won an Honorable Mention in the 2012 "I Tatti Prize for Best Essay by a Junior Scholar":

Lia Markey, "Stradano’s Allegorical Invention of the Americas in Late Sixteenth-Century Florence," Renaissance Quarterly 65, 2 (2012): 385-442 (open access).


Article submissions must be made through Editorial Manager: use the Submit an Article link below. Please first review the Submission Guidelines and Style Sheet below. Articles that do not follow the submission guidelines will be returned to the author. RQ does not accept hardcopy submissions or submissions via email.

Submission Guidelines and Style Sheet

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For RQ Authors: Authors Rights Statement

Renaissance Quarterly is the leading American journal of Renaissance studies, encouraging connections between different scholarly approaches to bring together material spanning the period from 1300 to 1650 in Western history.

The official journal of the Renaissance Society of America, RQ presents sixteen or more articles and around 500 reviews per year, engaging such disciplines as comparative literature, emblems, English literature, French literature, Germanic literature, Hebraica, Hispanic literature, history, history of art and architecture, history of classical tradition, history of legal and political thought, history of religion, history of medicine and science, history of the book, paleography and manuscript tradition, humanism, Italian literature, music, Neo-Latin literature, performing arts and theater, philosophy, rhetoric, and women and gender studies.

Since 1954, RQ has provided an important forum for articles of original and significant research and interpretation, as well as surveys of the field, forums, and colloquia that benefit the ongoing development of Renaissance scholarship. RQ's online edition may include enhancements such as color images, audio and video files, appendices, and other supplemental material. Submissions from all disciplines and approaches are welcome.

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