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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • All parts of the submission (text, illustrations, references, abstract and additional material) is submitted in one single file (MS Word or OpenOffice Writer file format).
  • References are provided in footnotes and included in a bibliography.
  • The author(s) have ensured that they are not identifiable in the submitted manuscript (i.e. their names are removed from the document and from the document properties, etc.).
  • Authorship is based on substantial contribution, drafting and/or revising the manuscript for important intellectual content, and final approval.
  • The author(s) declare any potential conflict of interest during submission (in the Comments for the Editor field, Step 1 of the submission process).
  • The author(s) have ensured that the submission does not infringe on the rights of other parties.
  • The author(s) have read and accepted all our policies.

Author Guidelines

For articles

Authors are encouraged to submit proposals of up to 150 words that will receive an indicative recommendation from the issue editor/editor-in-chief. Following on this preliminary feedback authors may then submit a full-length single file manuscript for review (see our Section Policies).

We welcome articles that

  • are well structured, have a convincing argument/form and follow academic convention;
  • are appropriately sourced;
  • adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style (footnotes and bibliography);
  • are prepared for blind review;
  • are between 3,000 and 4,500 words (articles).

In the case of resubmission:

The author(s) have ensured that

  • all recommendations have either been prescriptive for the present submission or have received substantial commentary at the end of the revised manuscript. Mark all alterations in the resubmitted text to aid reviewer(s) in their reconsideration.

For literary fiction

The author(s) have ensured that the submission is:

  • relevant to the mandate of Inscriptions and/or the theme of the issue.

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