Schedule of Submission

Quadrivium is published once a year in April and accepted submissions for the following year beginning in the fall semester and up until February 1 of the winter semester.

Submissions are reviewed by the editors and, if necessary, submitted for peer review from faculty volunteers. Authors whose work is accepted will be given an opportunity to revise their work in response to the comments from editors and reviewers before publication. Quadrivium will also sponsor a forum at the faculty symposium on a topic of interest to Nova Southeastern University faculty, the transcripts/recording of which may be published in the journal.

Please do not send submissions directly to the editors.

Guidelines for Submissions

Submissions should be less than 25 pages and be appropriate for the journal. Submissions that integrate digital media are highly encouraged. Ideas for possible submissions can be sent at any time to the editors, who will let authors know whether their work would be appropriate for the journal.

  • Submissions can use the citation style native to the faculty member's field. If the faculty member is able, APA citation style is prefered.
  • Regardless of the citation style used, authors should not use footnotes. Since the online text will likely be presented with different pagination than the text submission, authors should use endnotes. Please do not use the auto-notes feature; rather, insert superscript numbers in the text and list the notes at the end of the text.
  • Authors who integrate images or video into their MS Word files should provide these images and video as separate files as well.

Digital Media

As an electronic journal, Quadrivium invites works that utilize digital media. We intend to work with faculty and graduate authors to facilitate the integration of digital content into their online texts, as well as manage copyright and permissions issues if necessary. Below are some guidelines on how to save and submit your work:

  • Text files should be in MS Word format (.doc or .docx).
  • Video files should be in Quicktime (.mov) or MPEG format.
  • Image files should be in .jpg, .gif, or .png formats.
  • Flash (.swf and .flv) files and MS Powerpoint files (.ppt) are acceptable.
  • For texts that are stand-alone Web pages:
    • Markup that validates to the XHMTL 1.0 Strict DOCTYPE is preferred, although XHTML 1.0 Transitional DOCTYPE will be accepted.
    • Please check for cross-browser compatibility before submitting. Your text should work in current browsers (Internet Explorer 5.5+, Firefox 1.0+, Safari 1.0+, Opera 8+) and degrade gracefully in browsers that have not enabled CSS, images, or Javascript.
  • Please follow guidelines for keeping your online work accessible to the greatest audience, such as using alt-tags with each image to provide a clear and concise description of the image and improve accessibility for those using screen readers or those who have images turned off in their browser.
  • You should feel free to include links in your text to external sites. Links should be meaningful (not just for the sake of linking) and, if possible, be made to stable sites that will not disappear any time soon.

If your work is too large to attach as a file (as will be the case with video), you can either send a CD-ROM through interoffice mail to Quadrivium Editors, Division of Humanities, or upload your work online and email the URL to the editors. If you have any doubt as to the best way to make your work available to the editors, please contact us at the above email address.

Copyrighted Materials

Authors of digital texts often face questions about the proper use of copyrighted materials. Faculty should become familiar with the law and make judicious decisions about whether to seek permission for the use of copyrighted works or whether to claim fair use. (Authors can review the NSU Copyright Resources page or sites like the Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center for guidance on copyright and fair use decisions.)

Previously Published Work

Work being published in Quadrivium should not already be published elsewhere. If any of the content in your Quadrivium submission has been previously published elsewhere in the exact form, you must get permission in writing for us to republish it. In many cases, publishers will not allow such republication of material. Also, publishers may not consider publishing work in the future that has already been published online in Quadrivium (regardless of whether we would give permission to do so).

For More Information

Questions or submissions should be emailed to quadrivium@nova.edu.