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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word or RTF document file format.
  • When available, the URLs to access references online are provided, including those for open access versions of the reference. The URLs are ready to click (e.g., http://pkp.sfu.ca).
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review) have been followed.
  • Library of Congress transliteration styles are being used.

Author Guidelines

General

Contributors are encouraged to keep their submissions to less than 10,000 words. Submissions should not have been previously published in English. All submissions should be accompanied by a brief (up to 5 lines) biographical note including institutional affiliation.

Proofreading
Style

Authors should write in plain English and bear in mind that this is an interdisciplinary journal with a global readership. Unnecessary capitalization and italicization should be avoided.

Quotations

If short, quotes should be given in the body of the text in quotation marks. Quotes longer than four lines should be typed full out as a separate paragraph without quotation marks, with the whole paragraph indented on the left. References should be given as in-text quotations in brackets according to MLA style.

References

All works cited should be formatted in MLA style and placed at the end of the document after the endnotes, in alphabetical order.

Notes

should be endnotes numbered sequentially throughout the text and grouped together after the body of the text. Please remove any footers and headers.

Illustrations

Tables, charts, diagrams, maps, photographs, etc. should be submitted separately. Contributors are responsible for obtaining copyrights for illustrations.

Formatting

Use a Word-format and save the text as a RTF (Rich Text Format) document.

Transliteration and Diacritics

If transliterating, please use Library of Congress styles in a consistent way. If using diacritics, please also fax a hard copy of the document to (01-604) 608-2906. A list of the Library of Congress Cyrillic transliteration styles can be viewed at http://www.loc.gov/rr/european/lccyr.html.

Reviewer suggestions

We ask all authors to provide the contact details (including e-mail address) of at least one potential peer reviewer for their manuscript. These should be experts in their field of study, who will be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Any suggested peer reviewers should not have published with any of the authors of the manuscript within the past five years and should not be members of the same research institution. Members of the Editorial Board of the journal can be nominated. Suggested reviewers will be considered alongside potential reviewers identified.