Journal Information


The Medieval Globe (TMG) is a peer-reviewed journal launched in November 2014 with a special issue on the Black Death as a global pandemic. It explores the modes of communication, materials of exchange, and myriad interconnections among regions, communities, and individuals in an era central to human history. TMG promotes scholarship in three related areas of study:

  • the direct and indirect means by which peoples, goods, and ideas came into contact
  • the deep roots of global developments
  • the ways in which perceptions of the medieval past have been (and are) constructed around the world.

The Medieval Globe is published biannually. Thematic issues usually alternate with miscellanies of select articles submitted for consideration on a rolling basis.  Future thematic issues might address such topics as: pilgrimage, diasporas, race and racializing technologies, maritime cultures and ports-of-call, piracy and crime, knowledge networks, markets and consumerism, entertainment, spoils and spolia, global localities, comparative cosmographies, sites of translation and acculturation, slavery, and social mobility.

All Issues


Available on Project MUSE 

Current Issue

Volume 8:1 (2022) is a very special issue devoted to new evidence for the dating and impact of the Black Death in Asia, featuring major contributions by Monica H. Green and Robert Hymes, and will be available in an open access format.


Volume 8:2 (2022) is a thematic issue on Medieval Practices of Commentary, edited by Suzanne Conklin Akbari (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton) and Amanda Goodman (University of Toronto). It brings together different medieval linguistic communities and commentary traditions to illuminate what is both highly specific and surprisingly universal about this wide-ranging interpretive and pedagogical genre.

The thematic issue for 2023 will be How to Ask: Strategies of Entreaty in Medieval Eurasia, edited by Petra Sijpesteijn (Universiteit Leiden) and based on a workshop organized by the Historisches Kolleg in Munich.

The thematic issue for 2024 will focus on The Red Sea as a Space In-Between the Wider Afro-EurasianWorld: Trade, Travels, and Transformations, edited by Andrea Achi (The Metropolitan Museum of Art), Verena Krebs (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), and Vera-Simone Schulz (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut).

Subscription Rates

Subscription Rates

Online Only – order via Project MUSE 

  • Libraries or Institutions – US$ 169

Print and Online – order via Project MUSE

  • Libraries or Institutions – US$ 229 incl. postage

Purchasing Articles

Currently, it is not possible to buy single articles.

Journal Specifications

Content Information

  • Language – English
  • Types of Material – Articles, Review Essays, Scholarly Dialogues, Multi-authored Discussions, Editions or Translations of Source Materials
  • Subjects – Medieval Studies, Area Studies, Global History
  • Readership – Academics, Institutions, Libraries

Reader Accessibility

This journal meets the AA level required by WCAG 2.1, governing accessibility for readers. Further information is provided by our hosting platform.

Bibliographic Metrics

  • ISSN – 2377-3561 (print) or 2377-3553 (online)
  • Author Contact Details – Biography and email at end of article
  • Keywords – End of article
  • Abstract – End of article
  • Editorial Board – 12 members: 8 US (including 2 from host university), 1 Canada, 2 UK, 1 Finland & Estonia
  • Peer-Review – single-blind by Executive Editor; plus reading and evaluation by members of the editorial board (single blind) and by selected expert readers in the author’s field (double-blind)
  • Rejection Rate – 75% for unsolicited materials; thematic issues are by invitation of the issue editor
  • Submissions by Country – under 75% US (of which 15% home institution), 10% UK, 10% other Europe; 5% other, including Canada and Australasia
  • Time from Delivery of Final Article to Print – 6-9 months
  • Time from Submission to Decision – 3-6 weeks
  • Citation Indexes – International Medieval Bibliography

Open Access

  • Green – watermarked post-print version available to each contributor for non-commercial academic exchange only, allowing the article to be placed on the contributor’s own institutional or subject repository
  • Gold –whole issues or individual articles can become immediately available in Open Access, as has happened already with several issues. This requires a subvention. Rates applicable for an article or a whole thematic issue can be discussed with the press; please indicate the expected word and image count.


Geographical scope Global – see Founding Editor’s Rationale
Chronological scope 400-1500 CE
Keywords Medieval, Middle Ages, medievalism, global studies, empire, postcolonial studies, colonization, nationalism, modernity



TMG‘s Editorial Board is currently seeking submissions.
Please submit completed articles to the executive editor at [email protected] and consult the submission guidelines here. (or consult the executive editor in advance for advice to its suitability). Note that after peer-review and acceptance, the article will need to be submitted following the press’s norms, which closely follow those of the Chicago Manual of Style.
The journal encourages innovative and collaborative work in a variety of academic genres:
  • Full-length articles
  • Scholarly dialogue
  • Multi-authored discussions
  • Review essays
  • Editions or translations of source materials

Prospective Thematic Issues

If you have a proposal for a thematic issue of approximately 80,000 words, please contact the editors or members of the Editorial or Advisory Boards, or speak with a member of the press.



Carol Symes, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Editorial Board

James H. Barrett, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Darlene Brooks Hedstrom, Brandeis University

Claudia Brosseder, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Felipe Fernández-Armesto, University of Notre Dame

Monica H. Green, Independent Scholar

Jocelyn Hendrickson, University of Alberta

Robert Hymes, Columbia University

Elizabeth Lambourn, De Montfort University

Yuen-Gen Liang, National Taiwan University

Elizabeth Oyler, University of Pittsburgh

Rein Raud, Tallinn University & Freie Universität Berlin

Fairchild Ruggles, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Julia Verkholantsev, University of Pennsylvania

Alicia Walker, Bryn Mawr College