Guidelines for authors

Inkstand decorated with Sèvres porcelain plaques painted by Jean-Baptiste Tandart, 1726. The Wallace Collection, London

The French Porcelain Society Journal is published in print form every two years with a call for papers being issued about 18 months in advance of publication outlining the theme of the next issue. Articles are usually in English but one or two per volume are usually accepted in French after prior agreement. Articles are illustrated in full colour and guidelines are provided as to the appropriate number of images that should be included. Authors are responsible for obtaining images of sufficient quality and for clearing permission rights with copyright holders. The Journal does not pay reproduction fees.

The Journal operates a system of single-anonymous peer review. Articles are reviewed by a council member, a specialist external reader and the editor. Reviewers are aware of the author’s identity but authors do not know who has read their work. Articles will only be accepted for publication after satisfactory peer review.

Ideally articles should be between 3,000 and 6,000 words in length excluding endnotes. A house style sheet is supplied to all authors which they are expected to adhere to.

Articles must comprise new research. We do not accept modified versions of work already published elsewhere, electronically or in print form.