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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 document file format.
  • The text uses a 11-point Times New Roman font including name, affiliation, title, references, text, examples, and diagrams. The only exceptions to this are the abstract, which should be 10pt, and the footnotes, which can be 10pt. The text employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.


  • 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


Article submissions should fall between 4,500 to 6,000 words, not including footnotes and bibliography. For style and spelling conventions use the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, 2nd ed. found here, and the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 8th ed. A current MLA style guide and formatting can be found at the Purdue Owl website, found here. Although we prefer MLA formatting, APA formatting is also accepted when applicable. Formatting should be consistent. Articles should be written in English.

The contributor’s identity, including institutional affiliation, should not be included within the submission itself.

Abstract and keywords

Please provide a 100-150 word abstract with your submission and a list of keywords for indexing purposes.


Prospective contributors should be currently enrolled graduate students or upper-level undergraduate students at an educational institution. Please do not send submissions that have been previously published, or submissions that are under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Conference Proceedings

Section for the articles/conference proceedings.



Persons of Germanic and Slavic studies interest: maximum 7 pages, double-spaced.

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