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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 Microsoft Word or RTF format.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses).
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Guidelines for Articles:

Length: 10,000 words maximum (50,000 characters).

All references should appear as footnotes. The bibliography should appear at the end of the text.

For all matters concerning English style, the journal follows the Chicago Manual of Style :


Authors should prepare documentation in notes accordingly.   


Authors may submit their article in either English or French.

Authors should include a brief summary of their article in both English and French (no longer than 150 words) and include a list of keywords (max. 5). These elements should appear at the beginning of the text, after the title of the paper, and before the introduction.

Each author will also provide a separate file a brief bio-bibliographical note including institutional affiliation, main areas of research and most significant publications.

Guidelines for Book Reviews:

Review length: 2,000 words maximum (10,000 characters).

At the beginning of the review, full bibliographical detail of the work should be provided in bold. For example:

Paul Ricoeur, The Course of Recognition, trans. David Pellauer (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2005), pp. 297. $29.95 (cloth).

At the end of the review, reviewers should include their own name and institutional affiliation in italics.

Additional information for authors:

Include page numbers at the bottom of the page.

Do not use bold or underline.

Show the accents on capital letters.

All documentation should appear as endnotes, not footnotes or parenthetical.

For endnote style, please follow the Chicago Manual of Style.   Here are a few examples:

Single-author book

Dallett Hemphill, Bowing to Necessities. A History of Manners in America, 1620-
(New York: Oxford University Press, 1999), 114.

Multi-author book

Michael Aiken, Lewis A. Ferman and Harold L. Sheppard, Economic Failure,
Alienation, and Extremism
(Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1968), 331-42.

Book with translator

Albert Camus, The Plague, trans. Stuart Gilbert (New York: Knopf, 1948), 62-3.

Chapter in anthology

Hugh R. Clark, "Overseas Trade and Social Change in Quanzhou through the Song," in Emporium of the World. Maritime Quanzhou, 1000 - 1400, ed. Angela Schottenhammer (Leiden: Brill, 2001), 52-3.

Single-author journal article

Stewart Goetz, "The Choice-Intention Principle," American Philosophical
vol. 32 (1995), 178.

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