Author Guidelines: Articles

These articles are similar to those found in other academic journals. However, they should either be centered around the author’s analysis of a primary text (or texts) or should be an original piece in which the author creates a primary text. Whichever orientation the author chooses, the piece should include a clear and engaging argument that is well-situated within the relevant literature. Both fiction and nonfiction pieces will be accepted. One goal of this journal is to present academic material in a charming and attractive manner. Authors should try to avoid excessive use of jargon (or define the jargon in the essay). Conversational tones are not only welcomed but encouraged. Additionally, references to popular culture are acceptable. For example, this is a journal where you can lead an article with a quote from Kanye West or Princess Leia. These essays should be serious as well as fun and/or invigorating. It is understandable that this task will be challenging.

Specifics:

  • 12 pt. Times New Roman font.
  • Double spaced .doc or .docx file.
  • 7500-word limit (including references).
  • Pages numbered.
  • References in Chicago: Author Date format
  • Footnotes are allowed but should be used only to add to the text, not for citations.
  • Pieces can include one or more images submitted as .jpg, .png, or .tif files. Images should either be the author’s property or in the public domain.
  • Figures and tables should be well-labeled and referenced in the text.
  • High-quality (300 DPI) images are preferred for publication (contact editors about possible exceptions).
  • Tables should be provided in Excel format if the manuscript is accepted for publication.
  • Additional multi-media content is encouraged (videos, songs, etc. that add to the article).