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Guidelines for authors

The format of the manuscripts should conform to the MLA Handbook, 7th edition. Submissions should be typed in double spacing, including notes and works cited, and be in justified mode. The spelling used is UK.

Notes

Content notes should be avoided. If necessary, they should be placed at the end of the article before the works cited list.

Quotations

  • Double quotation marks are used for brief quotations in the text. In all other cases, ie. quotes within quotes, or special meaning of words,  single quotations are used. This practice however should be avoided.
  • Quotations longer than forty words should be set off from the rest of the text and be indented. Quotation marks are omitted.
  • Follow accurately the spelling and punctuation of all quotations.

References and works cited

In parenthetical references do not use name of cited author if this name appears in the sentence or phrase including or introducing the quotation. In case there is more than one source by the same author, include the first main word of the title as well.

The works cited list should include every work cited in the text and be continuous (not on new page). Please use one long dash followed by a full stop for writers’ name with more than one work. Entries are listed alphabetically according to the first main word of the title:

Dickens, Charles. David Copperfield
—.  Dombey and Son

Notes on style

Font and sizes

Georgia
Main text and Works cited: 10pt
Title: 13pt bold
Subtitles: 11pt bold
Long quotations, abstract and notes: 9pt

Indentations

Long quotations and abstracts are indented 0,5 cm both right and left. One blank line before and after the quotation.

General

  • Foreign words are italicised
  • No space between words and ellipsis when some text is omitted in quotations (ie. “We all read with the knowledge…of what we have already read,” unless there is a punctuation mark before or after.
  • Commas and full stops should be included within quotation marks.
  • All possessives (for names) take  ’s (even names with silent –s- at the end: eg.  Dickens’s and Degas’s
  • For university publishing houses the initials UP are used.
  • For second and subsequent editions the form 2nd ed. is used.