Staff & Editorial Board




Fall 2020
Starting with Volume 32, the NCS staff and the NCSA board are excited for our publication to join the Journals Division of Pennsylvania State University Press.
Spring 2020
Spring 2020: Despite stay-at-home restrictions due to COVID-19, NCS staff continues working through the final stages of producing volume 31. Once printed, however, the issue must await safe conditions for the staff to prepare the mailing. We thank contributors and readers for your patience.
NCS will be joining the Journal Division of Pennsylvania State University Press, beginning with Volume 32.
Fall 2019
Volume 30, Special Issue "Assembly," available.

The cover of NCS Volume 30

Spring 2019
Volume 29 available.

The cover of NCS Volume 29

April 2018

Call for Submissions: Special Issue of NCS on "Patchwork, Cut-and-Paste, Reassembly"

This special issue will focus on ideas of reuse and recombination. How were bits and scraps of materials, textual and otherwise, reassembled into new forms in the nineteenth century? To what ends? Essays might consider these issues in relation to images, fabrics, texts, and more. Possible topics could include scrapbooks, patchwork, quotation, citation, illustration, and any and all forms of recombination. Approaches from all disciplines, including literature, art history, history, music, and the history of science and the social sciences, are welcome, as are submissions that cross national boundaries and/or range across the nineteenth century. One particularly exciting feature of Nineteenth-Century Studies is thatthe journal encourages authors to enhance their contributions with pertinent artwork.

Please submit manuscripts of 8,000-12,000 words, following NCS's submission guidelines to guest editor Casie LeGette at legette@uga.edu. Early expressions of interest and proposals of topics are also welcome. The deadline for submissions of full manuscripts is August 1, 2018, but review will begin May 1, 2018 and earlier submissions are encouraged.

December 2017

Now Available: 19th Century Studies, Vol. 27.

The cover of NCS Volume 27

February 2017

Now Available: 19th Century Studies, Vol. 26.

The cover of NCS Volume 26

March 7, 2013
NCS introduces new online reviews feature. See online reviews.
March 1, 2011
NCSA introduces new Nineteenth Century Studies journal Web site.
March 15, 2010
Now Available: 19th Century Studies, Vol. 22.


Online Reviews

Nineteenth Century Studies invites brief reviews of publications relevant to the journal's publishing mission. Review submissions are by invitation and subject to editorial policies and procedures, but prospective reviewers are welcome to submit inquiries or proposals along with an updated C.V. Unlike review essays—which are published in the regular issue of the journal, and which typically treat several publications by way of ambitious overviews of a current area of inquiry—the online reviews are limited to treating one publication, and at a maximum length of approximately 1,000 words. The editors retain the right to reject submissions that do not adhere to editorial guidelines and standards.

Click here for a list of suggested books recently published on the 2019 NCSA conference topic of exploration. If you wish to review a book from this list, or if you have a suggestion for a relevant recent title not on this list that you would like to review, please email Corrie Kiesel with your idea and attach an updated C.V. Preference is awarded to NCSA Members in assigning reviews, and acceptance of submissions is subject to editorial review.

To style your manuscript, please see "Submissions: Special Requirements of NCS Style." Online reviews require no title; instead, they are headed only by bibliographical information, using the format described in 11.1 of the Requirements ("Style for Review Headers"). Please avoid endnotes, if possible; however, if additional documentation is unavoidable, please adhere to the style described in the Requirements. Regrettably, illustrations cannot be accommodated for these brief reviews.

Online Essays

Nineteenth Century Studies hosts online resources that benefit by ongoing revision and updating. Typically these resources provide bibliographic or other kinds of reference resources beneficial to the profession. Submission and editorial procedures for these resources are identical to those for article-length submissions to the journal, with the exception that the resources can be updated and expanded with the editors’ assistance.