Emily D. Shapiro, executive editor of American Art journal, lectures at the Terra Foundation Paris Center & Library.

“Publishing Your Art Historical Research in the United States” by Emily Shapiro

March 31, 2015
Terra Foundation Paris Center & Library

While each journal or book publisher is unique, publishing in the United States does have a common set of conventions and expectations. In this workshop, Emily D. Shapiro, executive editor of the scholarly journal American Art, discusses the mechanics of publishing your art historical research in US-based venues.

The workshop addresses:

  • Basics of preparing a journal article or book manuscript,
  • How to identify and approach publishers,
  • How to maximize the chances of publication, and
  • An overview of the selection and publishing processes.

Designed for doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers of art history seeking to publish their work or in the process of readying a proposal or manuscript, these audio files include Shapiro’s responses to questions posed by workshop attendees.

Emily Shapiro


Question #1: What is the expected length of scholarly articles submitted for possible publication in the US? What is the submission process in the US?


Question #2: What are the fellowship opportunities in the US for non-US scholars of American art?


Question #3: Does a submission for publication carry more weight if it is supported by my dissertation advisor?


Question #4: How well are online publications considered in the US for career advancement? 


Question #5: Will funding for translation be sought by the editor if an interesting text written by a non-native speaker is submitted?