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Author Guidelines

Affirmations: Of the Modern

Style Guide

Submissions to Affirmations: Of the Modern should be formatted in 12-point Times New Roman. Paragraphs should be double-spaced, justified, begin with neither an indent nor a tab, and be separated by a single blank line. Block quotations should be in the same font, indented from the left margin only.

Notes should appear as footnotes, numbered with Arabic numerals. (There is no need for a bibliography or list of works cited.) Citations should as a general rule conform to the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edn (2010). Avoid “ibid.” and “op. cit.” if possible. Parenthetical citations for texts referred to frequently can be helpful.

Use double quotation marks, with single quotation marks for nested quotations. Commas and full stops should be included within quotation marks. Use the Oxford comma: “Hemingway had a particular affection for gin, vermouth, and dry martinis.” Punctuation that follows an italicized title should be in roman type, rather than italics.

All singular nouns should form possessives with an apostrophe and an s: Marx’s, Descartes’s, Jesus’s, Euripides’s.

Interpolations should be framed by square brackets, as should ellipses used to indicate that text has been omitted: “April is the cruellest month, […] mixing / Memory and desire.”


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where necessary, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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