Instructions for Contributors

The Boletín del Museo del Prado is published annually by the Museo Nacional del Prado. The aim of the Boletín is to present to the academic community and the general public the outcome of new research on its collections and on Art History fields related to them, as well as on the history of the Museum.

Editorial board

Miguel Zugaza Miranda
Editor in Chief
Gabriele Finaldi
Editorial Assistant
Elena Cenalmor

Instructions for contributors

Manuscript submissions
Manuscripts may be submitted by email:
or by post:
Boletín del Museo del Prado
Dirección Adjunta de Conservación
Museo Nacional del Prado
Centro de Estudios
C/ Felipe IV, s/n
28014 Madrid

For more information: Tel.: (+34) 913 302 800 ext. 2834

Texts may be submitted to the Editors at any time throughout the year. They must be original and not previously published, not even partially or in another language.


  • Articles: up to 8.000 words (notes included in the word count) with 8 illustrations approximately.
  • Shorter notices: 1.000 - 3.000 words (notes included in the word count) with 2-5 illustrations approximately.

If a text has a larger word count than the established, the Editorial Board may reject the proposal or ask the author to reduce the number of words.

Manuscripts can be submitted in Spanish, English, Italian, French or German.

Authors may follow the Boletín Style Sheet.


Manuscripts and must contain:

  • Text in a Microsoft Word file, with title.
  • An abstract of the article (100 aprox.) in Spanish or English.
  • Key-words (3-6) in Spanish or English.
  • A short CV (80-100 words) and contact information (address, email, telephone number). Both the CV and the email will appear next to the article in the Boletín.
  • List of illustrations properly numbered. The Captions for Illustrations must follow the Boletín Style Sheet.
  • Images in low resolution properly numbered and identified. If the article is accepted the Museo del Prado will obtain good quality photographs and the proper permission to reproduce them in the Boletín.
  • If the article is based on the presentation and transcription of an unpublished document, the author must provide the location of the document and a photocopy (if possible) to facilitate the editing process.

Review process

The Editorial Board will acknowledge the receipt of the manuscript no later than 20 days after its arrival.

The Editorial Board cannot accept manuscripts that require excessive editorial input such as drafts, abstracts and unfinished articles, or incomplete diagrams or appendix.

Articles that do not meet the characteristics above mentioned –contents & style- may be returned to the author for revision and adaptation.

The Editorial Board may change the number of images if it is considered necessary.

Submissions will be read by specialist readers (from the Museum or external) in order to decide whether the manuscript is appropriate for the Boletín. The Editorial Board will decide in which issue the article will be included and will inform the authors of its decision.

Authors will be expected to deal with editors’ comments and queries promptly and return corrected manuscripts within the established timetable.

Authors will receive proofs for proofreading and corrections. At this point substantial changes in content, style and layout will not be allowed.

After two years of the publication date, the article will be available on-line on the Museum’s website (Search Back Issues).

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