Guidelines for Authors

The American Numismatic Society welcomes book proposals and articles for the American Journal of Numismatics and ANS Magazine. Please review the guidelines (revised for 2015) prior to submitting your work. If you have any questions, email the Director of Publications, Andrew Reinhard.

Manuscripts submitted for publication, whether articles or books, are subject to outside peer review, and are often accepted only on condition of revisions by the author, subject to further review after revision. Authors are not remunerated for their books or articles.

Book Proposals

The ANS considers book proposals on the topics of coins, currency, medals, and related objects of all periods and cultures. If you are interested in submitting a proposal please follow the guidelines, and then email your proposal to Andrew Reinhard. Do not send in a complete manuscript unless you have been asked to do so by the Director of Publications.

American Journal of Numismatics

The American Journal of Numismatics annually publishes original research in all areas of numismatics, in the form of articles or short notes, as well as book reviews. Articles relating numismatic research to wider questions of economic and social history, archaeology, and related disciplines are particularly welcome. Questions and proposals should be emailed to Ute Wartenberg (ancient topics) or David Yoon (medieval, modern, and other, non-ancient topics).

ANS Magazine

ANS Members receive the quarterly ANS Magazine, which features articles (5,000–8,000 words) and book reviews intended for both general and specialized numismatic audiences. Query editor Peter van Alfen with your brief (1-page) proposal prior to submitting your work.

Publication of Previously Unpublished Numismatic Material

All ANS publications adhere to the ANS Collections Management Policy on the presentation of numismatic material with no known provenience, designed to combat the illicit trade in antiquities.

Read/Download Author Guidelines: ANS Author Guidelines 2015 (.pdf)