Journal Information


Aims and Scope

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 

All annual thematic issues are also available in The Medieval Globe Books series.

Current Issues

Volume 9:1, our miscellaneous issue for 2023, is available now.

Volume 9:2, our annual thematic issue is Strategies of Entreaty in Medieval Eurasia, edited by Petra Sijpesteijn (Universiteit Leiden) and is available online and in our book series.


Shaping the Nation in Medieval Europe, edited by Éloïse Adde (Central European University, Vienna)

Future Issues

Thematic issues in development include:

Rethinking the Medieval Frontier, edited by Catarina Madureira Villamariz (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa) and Jonathan Jarrett (University of Leeds)

Premodern Unfreedoms: Global Approaches to Exploitation. Enslavement, and Trafficking, edited by Jacob Bell (Texas Tech University) and Heather Duncan (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

The Red Sea in the Wider Afro-Eurasian World: 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

The Medieval Globe

ISSN – 2377-3561 (print) or 2377-3553 (online)

2024 volume subscription rates for both journals are US$179.00

Please note that, with effect from the 2024 volumes, all subscriptions orders should be sent to the following and NOT to Project MUSE:

Please ensure that payment remittances are sent to Rob Edwards, Journals Manager, at [email protected]

Physical address

Journals Department

Arc Humanities Press

2 Wensley Avenue


BD18 3NS


Bank details for journal subscription payments are available at

Please also note that both journals are now online-only, and no print & online rate applies with effect from the 2024 volumes.


Any queries should be directed to Rob Edwards at [email protected]

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.


The journal is hosted by Project MUSE who currently have a long-term archiving and preservation agreement through Portico. For current information see

Advertising and Journal Funding

The journal does not accept advertising. The journal is wholly financed through subscriptions and, where applicable, by Open Access subventions or, in exceptional circumstances, fees to authors for extraordinary pre-press requirements.


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.

Contributors must not have submitted, or submit, their article to another outlet. Once accepted and in press, you will be required to sign a Publication Permission form with Arc Humanities Press, which explains your rights and responsibilities and those of the press.

As a specialist publisher of scholarly journals and books, Arc Humanities Press is committed to meeting high standards of ethical behaviour at all stages of the publication process.

Our guidelines apply to authors, peer-reviewers, editors, and the press too.

We closely follow the best practice guidance of the Association of University Presses, particularly in relation to peer-reviewing, and latest information from the Medieval Academy of America.

We also follow current guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), which provides advice and resources on other aspects of publication ethics and research and publication misconduct. Should you believe that research published by Arc Humanities Press has not been carried out in line with these principles, please raise your concerns with the editor-in-chief: Simon Forde.

Fees are not chargeable, except in the case of Open Access, or in very exceptional circumstances (such as very heavily illustrated colour materials or highly complex typesetting requirements); even in the latter case, these costs are normally borne by the editors and/or press.

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.


General Editor

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

Yuen-Gen Liang, National Taiwan University

Elizabeth Oyler, University of Pittsburgh

Rein Raud, Tallinn University & Freie Universität Berlin

D. Fairchild Ruggles, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Julia Verkholantsev, University of Pennsylvania

Alicia Walker, Bryn Mawr College