The journal invites scholars to submit research articles for publication in its Focus section (see below). To submit an article please write to Dr. Matteo Perissinotto, Managing Editor of this journal, at the following email address: email@example.com
Proposals for special issues, by aspiring Guest Editors, are also welcome.
If you wish to present a proposal as Guest Editor for a special issue, please send a short cv and a two-page description of the intended issue - illustrating scope, content and methodology - together with a list of possible articles and/or the names of potential contributors to Dr. Matteo Perissinotto, Managing Editor: firstname.lastname@example.org
All articles, discussions and reviews submitted should be properly written in American English, adequate in style for an academic publication, and should respect the guidelines of this journal (see below).
If Authors who are not native speakers need to have their texts translated and/or edited, the journal can provide a list of professional editors and translators. Any expenses incurred in by Authors in connection to the editing and translation of their work will be borne by the Authors themselves.
Each text submitted should be a doc. or .rtf document, written in American English, doubled-space in 12-point Times New Roman; fully justified.
Guidelines for the various sections:
This section publishes exclusively research articles.
The Foucs section may be organized either as a special issues - a monographic project with a series of contributions revolving around a unifying topic or theme - or it may otherwise be miscellaneous in nature.
The monographic issues may be edited internally or entrusted to the care of external, Guest Editors.
Every article submitted to the Focus section will have to to be an unpublished, original work of scholarly research. The articles submitted will undergo a double blind peer-review process and will also be evaluated internally by the journal's Editors. Submissions can take place in any moment of the year.
The articles submitted to the Focus section should be sent in anonymous form (including footnotes and acknowledgements) so as to facilitate the double blind peer-review process. Full title and abstract (150 words) should be in the first page.
A cover letter should be also sent in the same email, with:
1) full tit le of the article and full name of the Author(s), with current affiliation and full address/phone/fax/email details, plus a short biographical note;
2) Author(s)’s statement confirming the agreement to the submission and that the article was not published before and is not currently being considered for publication by any other journal.
Article length: articles should be between 30,000 and 60,000 signs (footnotes and spaces included).
Discussions should offer an informed critical reading of an important cultural product, usually a relevant scholarly book (but it could be also a novel, an exhibition, a film etc.). The texts of the Discussion section should be between 15,000 and 30,000 signs (footnotes and spaces included).
Do not send unsolicited texts intended for this section. If you wish to propose a topic for the Discussion section first make sure you obtain approval from the Editors by sending a proposal explaining why you think the book (or other relevant cultural product) deserves to be discussed in this journal and why you believe to be suited for the task. Adress your proposal to Dr. Laura Brazzo, email@example.com
Each review should convey all essential information concerning the publication analyzed, presenting a synthetic description and a critical evaluation of the work under scrutiny. It should be aimed to a scholarly public.
The texts of the Reviews section should be between 4.500 and 9,000 signs (spaces included).
Do not send unsolicited texts for this section.
Preparation of Manuscripts
1. Double-space all copy—including notes and extracts. Section headings should be brief subtitles in bold. Quoted sentences of more than 50 words should be set off from the text without quotation marks as indented extracts.
2. Please follow The Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed., 2010) for all matters of punctuation, capitalization, and quotation.
3. Text should be in Word; any illustrations must be tiff format.
In composing footnotes the following style should be observed:
Footnotes should be numbered using 1, 2, 3 (and so forth), and a ppear at the bottom of each page.
One author or more
Raul Hilberg, The Destruction of the European Jews, 3rd ed. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003), 59.
Guy Cowlishaw and Robin Dunbar, Primate Conservation Biology, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000), 104–7.
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 in edited book
Moshe Idel, “Jewish Magic from the Renaissance Period to Early Hasidism”, in Religion, Science and Magic, eds. Jacob Neusner, Ernest S. Frerichs, Paul Virgil McCracken Flesher, (New York – Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989), 82-117.
Preface, foreword, introduction, or similar part of a book
James Rieger, introduction to Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982), xx–xxi.
John K. Roth, “On seeing the Invisible Dimensions of the Holocaust”, Holocaust and Genocide Studies 1/1 (1986): 147-53.
Newspaper articles may be cited in running text (“As William Niederkorn noted in a New York Times article on June 20, 2002, . . . ”) in place of a footnote:
William S. Niederkorn, “A Scholar Recants on His ‘Shakespeare’ Discovery”, New York Times, June 20, 2002.
James Gorman, “Endangered Species,” review of The Last American Man, by Elizabeth Gilbert, New York Times Book Review, June 2, 2002, 16.
Paper presented at a meeting or conference, thesis dissertation etc.
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).
Archival and documentary resources
Joseph C. Castner, "Report to the War Department, 17 January 1927", Modern Military Records Division, Record Group 94, National Archives, Washington, D.C.
James Oglethorpe to the Trustees, 13 January 1733, Phillipps Collection of Egmont Manuscripts, 14200:13, University of Georgia Library.
Alvin Johnson, memorandum, 1937, Horace Kallen Papers, file 36, YIVO Institute, New York.
Revere’s Waste and Memo randa Book (vol. 1, 1761–83; vol. 2, 1783–97), Revere Family Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston.
Sidney Sonnino to Antonio Meli Lupi di Soragna, November 22, 1918, Documenti Diplomatici Italiani (DDI), Serie VI, 3 vols., (Roma, Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, Libreria dello Stato, 1956), 1:136.
The most common short form consists of the last name of the author and the main title of the work cited.
Regina M. Schwartz, “Nationals and Nationalism: Adultery in the House of David”, Critical Inquiry 19, no. 1 (1992): 131–32.
2. Schwartz, “Nationals and Nationalism,” 138.
The abbreviation “ibid.” refers to a single work cited in the note immediately preceding.
All line diagrams and photographs are termed 'Figures' and should be referred to as such in the manuscript. They should be numbered consecutively. Line diagrams should be presented in a form suitable for immediate reproduction (i.e. not requiring redrawing), as either EPS (all fonts embedded) or TIFF files with a minimum resolution of 600 dpi (b/w only). Photographs should be submitted as clear, glossy, unmounted black and white prints with a good range of contrast. For electronic supply, files should be of either TIFF or EPS format with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.
Authors are responsible for obtaining permissions from copyright holders for reproduction of any illustrations, tables, and should supply copies of such along with the copyright transfer form.
The use of audio/video documentation is welcome, the submitting author should discuss the possible use of such resources with the editorial board.
American English spelling should be used throughout. Use a clear readable style, avoiding jargon. If technical terms or acronyms must be used define them when first used. Obviuosly it is required to use non-racist, non-sexist language.
Use single quotation marks with double quotes inside single quotes.
Date should be present in the form 1 May 1998.
Do not use points in abbreviations, contractions or acronyms (e.g. AD, USA, Dr, PhD).
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