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Submission Guidelines

  • The submission is original undergraduate scholarship written by an undergraduate student at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.

  • Manuscripts should be submitted in a standard editable document format, preferrably .doc(x). Please do not submit .pdfs

  • Manuscripts should be anonymized before sending to Please remove any identifying information from your submission, but include your name, year of study, and program of study in the body of your email.

  • Manuscripts should be double-spaced with one-inch margins, and written in Times New Roman 12 point font.

  • The Albatross uses the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (8th edition) and the Canadian Oxford English Dictionary.

  • Manuscripts should be 1500-3000 words, excluding bibliography. Authors should include a brief abstract (not exceeding 100 words) summarizing their subject or argument.
  • Students are limited to one submission per call for papers. The Albatross reserves the right of first publication.
  • Illustrations are accepted where pertinent to the essay. Where applicable, authors must secure digital files or high-quality scans and reproduction rights.

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