Instructions for Authors


All areas comprising literary studies in all ages, spaces, and genres; cultural studies; critical theory.

Contributors can greatly help the editorial process by setting up their manuscript in accordance with the following conventions:


1) Use A4 page layout.
2) Leave default margins.
3) Use Word, Times New Roman, 11, and 1.5 line-spacing, even for quotations and notes. 
4) Indent the beginning of each paragraph, except the ones following immediately after an indented lengthy quotation.  Use automatic first line indentation of 0.5” throughout the text (except for the title, name, affiliation, and the Endnotes and Works Cited section). Do not use the Space key for indentation.
5) Italicize book titles. 
6) Enclose in double inverted commas the titles of poems, short stories, articles and chapters, written in regular font. 
7) Quotations longer than three lines should start on a new line and be set off by default block indentation, but not enclosed in inverted commas. Shorter quotations should be incorporated into the text within single inverted commas. 
8) The author's name should be aligned to the right below the title of the article. The academic affiliation of the author should be placed immediately below his/her name. 
9) Reviews should have no title except for that of the book under review. Details of the reviewed article/book are given using the following conventions: 
The Use and Abuse of Literature by Marjorie Garber. Pantheon Books, New York, 320 pages.  (ADRIAN COSMO)
The reviewing author's name, capitalized, should be placed at the end, inside a parenthesis. 
10) Use Endnotes if necessary, but make them as brief as possible.


Please use the author-date system of citation, as exemplified below. The sample citations that follow contain a reference list entry, accompanied by the corresponding parenthetical citation in the text. The REFERENCE list will be placed at the end.
I. Books:

A) One author:
Clark, David B., 2003. The Consumer Society and the Postmodern City, London and New York, Routledge.     
(Clark, 2003, 77)
B) Two authors or editors:
Milner, Andrew, and Jeff Browitt, 2002. Contemporary Cultural Theory,third edition, Crows Nest, N.S.W., Allen & Unwin.    
(Milner and Browitt, 2002, 25-6)
Dobson, Michael, and Stanley Wells (eds.), 2001. The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare, Oxford University Press.
(Dobson and Wells, 2001, 118-21)
C) More than two authors or editors:
Attridge, Derek, Geoff Bennington, and Robert Young (eds.), 1989. Poststructuralism and the Question of History, Cambridge University Press.
(Attridge et al., 1989, 213)
D) Editor, translator, or compiler in addition to author
Barthes, Roland, 1977. Music, Image, Text, select. and transl. Stephen Heath, Harper Collins Publishers, Fontana Press.
(Barthes, 1977, 23)
E) Preface, foreword, introduction, or similar part of a book
Ross, Ian Campbell, 1983. Introduction to Tristram Shandy, by Laurence Sterne, pp. vii-xxiv, Oxford, New York, Toronto, Oxford University Press.
(Ross, 1983, xviii-xix)
F) Article in an anthology or part in a collective volume (both the article or part and the volume must be included as Reference list entries)
Armitt, Lucy, 1997. “The Fragile Frames of The Bloody Chamber”, in Bristow and Broughton, 88-99.     
Bristow, Joseph, and Trew Lynn Broughton (eds.), 1997. The Infernal Desires of Angela Carter: Fiction, Femininity, Feminism, London and New York, Longman.
(Armitt, 1997, 57)
G) Article in a journal

Poster, Mark, 2004. “Consumption and Digital Commodities in the Everyday”, in Cultural Studies, Vol. 18, No. 2/3, March/May, 409-423.
(Poster, 2004, 416)
H) Book and articles published electronically
Botting, Fred, 2005. “Reading Machines,” in Miles 
(Botting, 2005)
Miles, Robert (ed), 2005. Gothic Technologies: Visuality in the Romantic Era, Praxis Series 
(Dec. 2005), available at, on 18
May 2007. 
(Miles, 2007)
Pym, Anthony, 2003. “Globalization and the Politics of Translation Studies”, Translation and Globalization Conference, Halifax, Canada, 29 May 2003, available at, on 10 November 2008.
(Pym, 2003)

I. Simplification

If a source can be clearly and concisely indicated within parentheses in the text, please do so:
Hamlet's well-known soliloquy (II.3.56).

Successive  references to the same source  may be given in simplified, abbreviated  form (e.g . Clark, 77), or just the bracketed page number: (82). If successive references are to the same page, reserve the paranthesis for the end of the paragraph.
Authors should submit their manuscript as e-mail attachment to the e-mail address specified in the current CFP. Contributions should be between 5,000 and 7,000 words.

When you send your article, please ensure you have included an abstract in the body of the article (right bellow the author’s name), a set of key-words, and the author’s bio-note (all in English). Abstracts and bio-notes must not exceed 200 and 400 words, respectively.

Contributors can normally expect replies within three months. Essays will be refereed, and referees' comments will usually be forwarded to authors. 
After publication, a PDF of the published article will be sent to the corresponding author. If the authors would like a printed version of the issue or the article, they must contact with the editorial office for post costs.
Permissions: If an article involves the use of previously copyrighted material (e.g. poems, reproductions of artworks or maps, photographs, etc.), obtaining permission for its reproduction rests with the author. The source of such material and appropriate acknowledgement regarding permission should appear in the manuscript, as a footnote.
Authority and responsibility: The intellectual content of the article is the responsibility of the authors. The Editor and the Publisher accept no responsibility for opinions and statements of authors.