Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Since 1993, The Medieval Review (TMR; formerly the Bryn Mawr Medieval Review) has been publishing reviews of current work in all areas of Medieval Studies, a field it interprets as broadly as possible. The electronic medium allows for very rapid publication of reviews, and provides a computer searchable archive of past reviews, both of which are of great utility to scholars and students around the world.


Section Policies


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Publication Frequency

TMR operates as a moderated distribution list. Subscribers receive reviews as e-mail; TMR posts each review as soon as the editors have received and edited it. There is no paper TMR. Once posted, reviews are archived and available for viewing, searching, printing, etc. on this website (http://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/tmr/).


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

CLOCKSS system has permission to ingest, preserve, and serve this Archival Unit.



TMR's bylaws (adoped by the Executive Editor and the Editors, January, 2008)



A board of distinguished review editors assists the editors in finding reviewers for books. The editors welcome expressions of interest from authors and publishers wishing to submit review copies of books directly to TMR.  Note that TMR does not publish reviews of books that we did not receive in our office, nor do we publish reviews that were not solicited by ourselves.

Please address any questions about TMR to the editors at TMRL@indiana.edu, or at the snail-mail address below:

The Medieval Review
The Medieval Studies Institute
644 Ballantine Hall
1020 East Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-7103


Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with The Medieval Review (TMR) agree to the following terms:

  1. By submitting to TMR, the author grants to TMR the non-exclusive right to reproduce, translate (as defined below), and/or distribute your submission worldwide in print and electronic format and in any medium, including but not limited to audio or video.
  2. The author agrees that TMR may, without changing the content, translate the submission to any medium or format for the purpose of preservation.
  3. The author agrees that TMR may keep more than one copy of this submission for purposes of security, back-up and preservation.
  4. The author represents that the submission is his/her original work, and that s/he has the right to grant the rights contained in this agreement. The author also represents that his/her submission does not, to the best of his/her knowledge, infringe upon anyone's copyright.
  5. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of TMR's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in TMR.