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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 proposals

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). Note that full-text essays should be submitted on the same submission ID as the proposal (as an attachment to a discussion). For detailed instructions please see the guide Help for Authors – submitting full text upon proposal available from our online platform.

For essays

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) and our In-house stylesheet;
  • are between 3,000 and 4,500 words;
  • are prepared for blind review.

Under the rubric of Creative criticism we seek writers who are reflecting explicitly on their methods, practices, positionings, etc., as academic writers and/or creative practitioners. To submit your essay under this rubric please provide additional information as a Comment to the editors upon submission.

For commentaries and book reviews

We seek articles that

  • are written in clear, concise language (please follow our our In-house stylesheet);
  • have the quality we associate with our mandate;
  • are up to 1,500 words in length.

For resubmissions

Please ensure prior to resubmission that

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

Resubmissions should be submitted on the same submission ID as the initial submission, preferably as an attachment to a discussion. For detailed instructions please see the guide Help for Authors – submitting full text upon proposal.

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