Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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.
Student is paired with a faculty advisor that is familiar with Chicago writing style and willing to guide
the student through the entire writing process, as they see fit, to make the initial
submission and to help with revisions and resubmission.
- The submission file is in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) file format.
- A separate cover page with your name, faculty mentor, class, and date for which the paper was originally submitted.
- The original research paper or film/book review includes page numbers but without the author affiliation (author's name) for single-blind peer-review.
- 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 must include appropriate citations that are placed within the text at the relevant points, rather than at the end.
The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition.
All sections (abstract, title page, body, conclusion, bibliography) should follow CMOS guidelines as appropriate.
- The submission employs endnotes rather than footnotes.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided to the Editor).
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
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This policy was last updated in February 2019.