Manuscript Review: Your materials will first be reviewed by the Chair of the Editorial Board. If judged appropriate for the series, the Chair will forward the materials to the Editorial Board for review. We accept submissions year-round. However, since the board meets twice a year—usually in November and May—you should submit materials no later than mid-October for a fall review, and no later than mid-April for a spring review. In certain cases, we are able to accelerate this process. Sometimes, we see promise in a submission, but may send the materials back for revision and resubmission. In this case, we will provide generous feedback to help you refine and improve your materials for resubmission.  

Editorial Board Review and Decisions: If the Board approves your submission, we will inform you that your materials will be sent to the UW Press Board for approval. If UW Press approves the materials, you may be offered an advance contract (for work in progress), or a contract (for a completed manuscript).  

Editorial Process for Accepted Manuscripts: One of the key advantages of publishing with our series is that we provide mentorship and feedback for authors of all levels. In particular, the Chair and the board will provide emerging and first-time authors feedback on work in process. In addition, we have launched the SDH Emerging Authors Program which pairs first-time authors with a mentor, an established scholar who is a specialist in the SDH author’s field, to provide 1:1 feedback. Once the manuscript is ready for submission, it will be sent out to at least two independent readers for a formal evaluation. Authors will be expected to revise based on these reports. You are welcome to suggest names of suitable readers. Members of the SDHS editorial board may also be asked to evaluate the manuscript and provide a written report.

Once your final manuscript is submitted to UW Press, issues of production (design, copyediting, proofs, printing, etc.) are negotiated directly with the Press in consultation with the Chair of the SDHS editorial board.

SDHS publications

Studies in Dance History SDHS’s monograph series, published by University of Wisconsin Press, answers a growing demand for works that provide fresh analytical perspectives on dancing, dancers, and dances in a global context. Read more...

[cover of 2015 Conversations] Issued yearly in early spring generally, Conversations Across the Field of Dance Studies reflects the dynamic and diverse membership of SDHS. We seek to bring you themes and debates current in the field of dance studies and the profession, alongside news from the international community of scholars in dance and related disciplines. Read more...

  • 2018 DSA Inaugural Conference
    Contra: Dance & Conflict
    July 5-8, 2018
    The University of Malta, Valetta, Malta
    Click here for the Call for Proposals

SDHS announces this year’s award recipients. Awards will be presented at the SDHS/CORD conference.

Dance Chronicle announces Founding Editors’ Awards, honoring Barbara Palfy in 2015. Sponsored by Dance Chronicle and Routledge/Taylor & Francis

Updated 28 April 2017: Upcoming events

Updated 28 April 2017: Conference announcements and calls for papers

Updated 28 April 2017: Job postings and opportunities for students

SDHS endorses MLA statement on learning another language

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