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Author Guidelines

Instructions for Authors

Page Extent: There is no page or word limit. However, we do encourage authors to present their work as concisely as possible for their particular argument.

Supporting Content: color figures and photographs are encouraged.

Font size: The main text should be set in 12 point Times New Roman, using double line spacing. All text should be produced as a single column.

Main sections headings should be set in Bold and 14 point Times Roman and the second level headings set in 12 point Times Roman. The Title of the paper should be in 16-point Times Roman.

Style: Papers should have an abstract and conclusions in addition to the introduction and technical sections. References must be at the end of the paper.  They should be in the ";Chicago Notes"; style following the guidelines at

First Page: This page should contain the title of the paper, the author’s names and organizations, the abstract and the first part of the paper (i.e. Introduction). The abstract will consist of fewer than 200 words.

Figures and Tables: Figures and Tables must be numbered sequentially.

Page Numbering: Please do not number the pages using the word processor.

File Format: Authors should prepare their files in Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF.

References: Use the latest edition of ­The Chicago Manual of Style. The publication has an easy to use online Quick Guide with the format for the Notes style at:

Endnotes are used, with Arabic numeral superscripts, rather than references in parentheses in the text.  Examples are as follows (additional examples can be found in the Chicago Manual online):

Journal article in a print journal:

John Maynard Smith, “The Origin of Altruism,” Nature 393 (1998): 636.

Journal article in an online journal:

Mark A. Hlatky et al., “Quality-of-Life and Depressive Symptoms in Postmenopausal Women after Receiving Hormone Therapy: Results from the Heart-Estrogen/Progestin Replacement Study (HERS) Trial.”  Journal of the American Medical Association 287, no. 5 (202),

Book, one author:

Wendy Doniger, Splitting the Difference (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999), 65.

Book, two – three authors:

Guy Cowlishaw and Robin Dunbar, Primate Conservation Biology (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000), 104-7.

Book, four or more authors:

Edward O. Laumann et al., The Social Organization of Sexuality: Sexual Practices in the United States (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994), 262.

Book, editor, translator or compiler instead of author:

Richmond Lattimore, trans., The Iliad of Homer (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1951), 91-92.

Book, editor, translator, or compiler in addition to author:

Yves Bonnefoy, New and Selected Poems, ed. John Naughton and Anthony Rudolf (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995) 22.

Chapter or other part of a book:

Andrew Wiese, “‘The House I Live In’: Race, Class, and African American Suburban Dreams in the Postwar United States,” in The New Suburban History, ed. Kevin M. Kruse and Thomas J. Sugrue (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006), 101-2.

Book published electronically:

Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner, eds. The Founders’ Constitution (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987), (accessed June 27, 2006).

Thesis or dissertation:

M. Amundin, “Click Repetition Rate Patterns in Communicative Sounds from the Harbour Porpoise, Phocoena phocoena” (PhD diss., Stockholm University, 1991), 22-29, 35.

Paper presented at a meeting or conference:

Brian Doyle, “Howling Like Dogs: Metaphorical Language in Psalm 59” (paper presented at the annual international meeting for the Society of Biblical Literature, Berlin, Germany, June 19-22, 2002).

Web site:

Evanston Public Library Board of Trustees, “Evanston Public Library Strategic Plan, 2000-2010: A Decade of Outreach,” Evanston Public Library,

E-mail message:

John Doe, email message to author, October 31, 2005.

Future Issues and Deadlines

Please query the Managing Editor, Ivan Gaetz, ( or one of the section editors before submitting an article.

Scholarly Articles, Michael Levine-Clark,, University of Denver; Samantha Hines, ‎, University of Montana; or Valerie Horton, ‎, Minitex

From the Field Articles, Brenda Bailey-Hainer,‎, Executive Director, American Theological Library Association, Chicago, IL., or Cory Tucker,‎, University of Nevada Las Vegas

Reviews, Abigail Goben,, University of Illinois at Chicago

News, Joseph Kraus,, University of Denver



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 WordPerfect document file format.
  3. All URL addresses in the text (e.g., are activated and ready to click.
  4. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point Times Roman font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); with figures and tables placed within the text, rather than at the end.
  5. The text meets this journal's formatting requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines found in About the Journal. If the article is being submitted to the peer reviewed section, then the author identification has been removed. The author's name has also been removed from the document's Properties, which in Microsoft Word is found in the File menu.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Copyright for articles published in this journal is retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal.  The work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution, noncommercial, no derivative 3.0 license.  This allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.
  4. Authors have the permission of relevant copyright holders for the publication of images, figures and other multimedia displayed within the article.

By virtue of their appearance in this open access journal, readers are free to use the articles with proper attribution in educational and other non-commercial settings.