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Author Guidelines

All submissions should conform to MLA style (8th edition). The name of the author should be removed from the submission (including in the Document Properties) and appear on a separate page along with contact information, including phone number and email address as well as a 150 word-abstract. If submitting via the website, ensure your profile information includes address and phone number, and that you have completed the fields for the abstract and keywords during the submission process.

The editors invite submission of article-length manuscripts of no more than 25 pages or 7000 words, with some leeway for lengthy footnotes, endnotes, or Works Cited.

If you are submitting images with your article, please ensure they are 300dpi TIFF files. Please note that authors need to obtain permissions for all copyrighted images before they can be published as part of their articles. If you are unsure as to how to go about obtaining permissions, please let us know and we can advise you.


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.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or OpenOffice document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end, or will be submitted as supplementary materials.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  7. The author must complete the bio statement section of her/his user profile.
  8. The author must provide descriptive keywords in the desginated field, and provide information about funding support for this article, if applicable.

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