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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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-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.

Author Guidelines

Formatting Guidelines (Written Works):

  • Be sure the page layout is set to portrait, and the page size is set to 8.5 x 11-inches (21.59 x 27.94 cm).
  • Set all margins (left, right, top, and bottom) to 1.5 inches (3.8 cm).
  • Use a single column layout with both left and right margins justified (i.e.: distribute your text evenly between the margins).
  • Single space your text and make sure the spacing is set to 0-point before and 0-point after. Click the “don’t add space between paragraphs of the same style” box.
  • Unless there are compelling stylistic reasons connected to the meaning of your piece for using a different kind of font, please use 12-point, Times New Roman, black font as the default. If you include footnotes or endnotes, set those to 10-point, Times New Roman font.
  • Begin the document with the first line of your narrative. Do not include the title of the work, author’s name, abstract or page numbers within the document. If your work is accepted for publication, the editorial board will add your title, author name, and page numbers to your file.
  • Indent all paragraphs (except those following a section heading). Indents should be 0.5 inch (1.27 cm), which is the typical space of a tab.
  • “Block” long quotes that are more than 4 lines by including one line of space between the text and the quotation and indenting all lines in the quotation by 0.5 inch (1.27 cm).
  • Set quotation marks around any language that is not your own (with the exception of block quotes, which do not need to be enclosed in quotation marks). Include the author and page number (where appropriate) in a parenthetical citation at the end of the quoted line, and include a Works Cited page at the end of the document. See MLA 8 or APA 7.
  • Center any images, figures, tables, etc. and make sure all images are sized equally. Balance the images with the text so that there is no more than a few lines of empty space on each page.

Submission Guidelines (All Works):

  • For written works, submit your manuscript (including any images, figures, tables, etc.) as a single WORD document.
  • For visual works (e.g.: photography, collage, art, etc.), you may submit all images in a single Word document OR as separate jpeg files. Please adhere to the above guideline for formatting images if you choose to submit all images in a single Word document.
  • For audio and/or video works, submit your file as an MP3, MP4, or YouTube link.
  • For all works, label your file with your last name and the title of your work (e.g.: Dyckhoff First-Gen Pride).

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