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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.
  • File is cleared of authorial identification
  • The submission is original and not previously published (or details were provided in comments for editors text field)
  • Text respects maximum length and other formatting guidelines

Author Guidelines

SCIENTIFIC PAPERS AND BOOK REVIEWS

Manuscripts submitted at all phases must have a minimum length of 3500 words and a maximum length of 9000 words for scientific papers and a maximum length of 2000 words for book reviews (including title, abstract, figures, tables, footnotes, bilbiography and annexes). Only word or RTF document files are accepted. Manuscripts must be submitted online.

 

1) Formatting

Standard formatting of 12-point font, 1.5-spaced, Times New Roman, 2.54 cm (1.0 inch) margins should be used throughout. Use of italics is preferred to underlining. Notes should be converted to footnotes.

Page numbers should be added on the top right corner (header) on every page.

 

First Page

Title: it should be written in Times New Roman 12, italics, bold, upper case, justified. It should not be longer than two lines. Should there be quotes or other expressions that justify it, they should always appear between straight quotation marks.

Sub-title (optional): should there be a sub-title, it should be written in Times New Roman 12, italics, bold, upper case, justified. It should not be longer than two lines. Should there be quotes or other expressions that justify it, they should always appear between straight quotation marks.

Abstract: under 170 words and under 1000 characters in standard formatting (the abstract must also be inserted in the abstract text field during submission).

Keywords: 5-7 keywords in Times New Roman 12, italics, single space, justified.

 

Page at End of Main Text

Bibliography: References should be formatted according to most current APA style; references should start on a new page, be doubled-spaced and subsequent lines should have hanging indent of 1.25 cm (0.5 inch).

Examples:

Huhtamo, E., & Parikka, J. (2011). Media Archaeology: Approaches, Applications, and Implications. Berkeley, CA & London: University of California Press.

Siapera, E. (2014). Diasporas and new media: Connections, identities, politics and affect. Crossings: Journal of Migration & Culture, 5(1), 173-178.

Schwartz, V. (1995). Cinematic spectatorship before the apparatus: The public taste for reality in fin-de-siècle Paris. In L. Williams (Ed.), Viewing Positions: Ways of Seeing Film (pp. 87-113). New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

 

In uncovered aspects the manuscript must be formatted in accordance with the 6th edition of APA (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, see http://www.apastyle.org/).

 

2) Originality

The submission must be original, not previously published and not under consideration by other publication. Otherwise, questions concerning originality and publishing history must be addressed in “Comments to the editor” field.

 

3) Attachments

Manuscripts may be accompanied by attachment files. In the case of materials produced by others, these are accepted under the condition that all applicable permissions were obtained by the author(s). Attachments should be numbered in order of appearance in the article. Graphics should be in JPEG, GIF, PNG, or TIFF format. Audio excerpts should be in MP3, or WAV format. Video excerpts should be in MPEG, AVI, or WMV format.

 

4) No identification in files

The manuscript text and file properties must be cleared of authorial and institutional identification. Author’s name, profile, ranking and institutional affiliation should only be mentioned in the appropriate submission fields.

 

CURATORIAL SECTION

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