Submission Guidelines


Guidelines for Submission

The Once and Future Classroom (formerly Scientia Scholae) is dedicated to the scholarship and teaching of Medieval Studies, including K-12, college and post-college levels of instruction. It is published electronically twice a year.

The Once and Future Classroom publishes work of five general types: (1) reports on promising new classroom techniques, educational programs, curricula, and methods of evaluating instructional effectiveness; (2) accounts of recent trends in any fields of research related to Medieval Studies; (3) lesson plans; and (4) critical reviews of audiovisual materials, textbooks, and other secondary works suitable for classroom use — in particular, OFC seeks assessments of their scholarly reliability, formats, and effectiveness of presentation; and (5) annotated bibliographies in specific fields relevant to teachers of Medieval Studies. Critical reviews are commissioned in advance. Readers interested in contributing reviews are asked to advise the Editor of their qualifications and special interests.

Manuscripts submitted for consideration should be be submitted electronically in Microsoft WORD. Submissions should be in 12 point type in Times New Roman font, paginated, and formatted according to guidelines in the most recent MLA style. Manuscripts should be double-spaced, including all quotations and end notes. Every essay should include endnotes and a works cited page. The essays should adhere to standard American English spelling and usage.

The editors are the final arbiters of grammar, usage, and other conventions and edit contributions to conform to the style of presentation in OFC. Deadlines for submission are January 6 for the Spring issue and May 31 for the Fall issue. Submissions may be retained for use in future issues. Once accepted, we require that authors format final essays according to our Publication Style Guide.

Manuscripts should be submitted to Upon inquiry, manuscripts may also be sent via mail to:
Prof. Gale Sigal
Department of English
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC. 27109
Attn: The Once and Future Classroom

Any additional inquiries should be directed to the Managing Editor, Dr. Gale Sigal, at the address above.