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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 text has been prepared according to the latest edition of the MLA Handbook (8th edition) OR the latest edition of the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS 17).
  • The manuscript adheres to the additional formatting and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines (
  • All illustrations and figures other than tables have been provided as separate computer files. Authors will have the ability to upload these files separately along with the main text file. Please ensure that image filenames clearly identify the figure number that they represent.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice (.odt) or Microsoft Word (.docx) file format.
  • When naming submission files, unusual punctuation has been avoided. Regrettably, fada marks and other characters using diacriticals in file names are also not supported by the upload system.

Author Guidelines

All submissions should be formatted according to the most recent edition of one of two styles: MLA or Chicago. The editors follow these guides for grammar, style, and usage as well as for bibliographic formatting.

A summary of the key points of these styles, along with a few supplementary formatting requirements and example citations can be found at

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