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Summer Cleaning

· August 23rd, 2019 · No Comments

by Joshua Piker, editor of the William and Mary Quarterly Traditionally, of course, if there’s a season for cleaning, it is understood to be spring, not summer.  But for a variety of reasons, spring here at stately Quarterly manor—aka, the basement of Swem Library—was devoted to the more elemental task of keeping my head above water… Read More »

Transparency

· August 14th, 2019 · 1 Comment

by Joshua Piker, Editor of the William and Mary Quarterly Those of you who have read my blog posts over the last five years know that I believe wholeheartedly in transparency in the publication process.  I’ve blogged about manuscript submission numbers, the seasonal fluctuation of those numbers, the time a manuscript spends in peer review, rejection… Read More »

The WMQ on the OI Reader

· June 14th, 2018 · 2 Comments

I’m delighted to announce that Simon Newman’s article, “Hidden in Plain Sight: Escaped Slaves in Late Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century Jamaica,” has just been published on the OI Reader app. This essay represents the first born-digital article published on the OI Reader, and as such is a significant milestone for the Quarterly. The article will… Read More »

Collaboration and Vast Early America

· June 11th, 2018 · 3 Comments

In the last month or so, your inbox or mailbox has brought you news of April’s issue of the WMQ.  This issue centers on the first half of a forum, “Materials and Methods in Native American and Indigenous Studies,” that we are jointly publishing with Early American Literature. The forum’s second half will appear in… Read More »

To the Revolution with the WMQ & JER

· November 8th, 2017 · 1 Comment

by Joshua Piker, Editor, William and Mary Quarterly  October’s issue of the Quarterly went into the mail about two weeks ago and up on the OI Reader, Muse, and JSTOR soon thereafter. When you open your preferred format, you’ll see that we’ve published a joint issue with the Journal of the Early Republic around the theme… Read More »