Author Guidelines & Site Terms

Digital Dante Terms and Author Guidelines (2018)

Digital Dante is primarily a curated online scholarly site devoted to original research and ideas. It is also a resource for accessing some important Dantean texts.

While Digital Dante is scholarly in nature, it is not an online journal. We do not publish journal articles. We also do not publish opinion pieces or commentary on current events through the lens of Dante. We do publish materials that pertain to an essay/book in progress, or distillations (and further visual analyses) of already published essays or books. In the latter case, we will link to the published versions where possible.

If you are interested in submitting a contribution to Digital Dante, you should think in terms of a highly visual layout, akin to a PowerPoint, in which you provide captions or brief paragraphs that guide the argument through the material that you are presenting. Proposals should feature a prominent visual or auditory component, or should be written expressly for a digital medium in treating the history and reception of Dante. Our site headings, Text, Image, History, Sound, feature a range of contributions that give a sense of the kinds of materials that we feature.

Please bear in mind the below requirements before submitting a proposal:

1. All images must be in the public domain. (Individual authors are welcome to secure permissions for using copyrighted images but Digital Dante and the Editorial Board will not do this work on your behalf.)

2. Footnotes and endnotes are difficult to format on the Digital Dante platform. Please use in-text parenthetical citations and/or hyperlinks where possible.

3. All submissions should already be formatted for the web, with text and images in the correct layout for publication. The Editorial Board will not design the page layout for individual authors’ submissions.

4. Full captions for all images, including source information, must be provided. Bibliographies for individual pages are welcomed (provided that they are correctly formatted) but are not required.

5. Authors should also provide a 1-line synopsis of their contribution and a brief 1-paragraph biography at the time of submission.

6. When citing the Italian text of the Commedia, authors should use and refer to the Petrocchi edition available on Digital Dante. *Authors are not required to provide English translations of quotations from the Commedia but when doing so should use and refer and to the Mandelbaum translation, exclusively available on Digital Dante.

All content submitted to Digital Dante is covered under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 license. Individual authors retain full rights to their scholarship when submitting to Digital Dante.

Please submit your work to We review submissions on a rolling basis.

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