Guidelines for Authors

· Our standard is the latest (7th) edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, also available at

· Times New Roman 12 pt, 11 pt for long quotes.
· Line spacing 1.5.
· Keep formatting minimal.
· DO NOT insert page numbers.
· Paragraphs should be indented.
· All Tabs: 1.27 cm / 0.5 inch.
· Quotations longer than four lines of prose or two lines of verse should be indented by 1.27 cm, on the left side only, and separated from the main body of the text.
· Notes to the printed text should take the form of endnotes, not footnotes. Make sparing use of endnotes. Include bibliographical data in the endnotes and avoid lists of works cited. Lists of general bibliography are unacceptable.
· Endnotes should be inserted manually, NOT automatically.
· Titles of books should be in italics, as well as words singled out for emphasis, single foreign words not naturalised in English and foreign phrases.
· No other form of emphasis (capitals, bold, large print, etc.) should be used, and careful use of inverted commas is recommended.
· Quotations within the main body of the text should be in double inverted commas.
· Words or phrases used in an unusual way, upon first appearance in that acceptation, should be in single inverted commas.
· Quotations within quotations should be in single inverted commas.
· Changes, or additions within quotations, are marked by square brackets, but not elisions. Changes and comments at the end of the quote should be in round brackets.
· Quotations in languages other than English should be followed by an English translation, whose author should be acknowledged in a parenthetical note.
· Spelling may follow either British or American conventions, but should be consistent.
· The article must be accompanied by a 200-word abstract, 7-10 keywords, and a 200-word biographical note detailing the author’s affiliation, academic expertise and research interests.
Papers which do not conform will not be considered for publication!

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