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Author Guidelines

Manuscripts written in either French or English will be considered.  For all matters of style, manuscript submissions should follow Chicago Manual of Style.


  • Length: 10,000 words maximum (50,000 characters).
  • All references should appear as endnotes.


  • Review length: 2000 words maximum (10,000 characters), unless authorized by Book Review Editor.
  • At the beginning of the review, full bibliographical detail of the work should be provided in bold. For example: Paul Ricoeur, The Course of Recognition, trans. David Pellauer (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2005), pp. 297. $29.95 (cloth).
  • At the end of the review, reviewers should include their own name and institutional affiliation in italics.



  • Include page numbers at the bottom of the page.
  • Do not use bold or underline.
  • All documentation should appear as endnotes, not footnotes or parenthetical.
  • Endnote style should follow the Chicago Manual of Style.


Here are a few examples:

  • Single author book

Dallett Hemphill, Bowing to Necessities: A History of Manners in America, 1620-
(New York: Oxford University Press, 1999), 114.

  • Multi-author book

Michael Aiken, Lewis A. Ferman, and Harold L. Sheppard, Economic Failure, Alienation, and Extremism (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1968), 331-342.

  • Book with translator

Albert Camus, The Plague, trans. Stuart Gilbert (New York: Knopf, 1948), 62-63.

  • Chapter in anthology

Hugh R. Clark, "Overseas Trade and Social Change in Quanzhou through the Song," in Emporium of the World: Maritime Quanzhou, 1000 - 1400, ed. Angela Schottenhammer (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2001), 52-53.

  • Single author journal article

Stewart Goetz, "The Choice-Intention Principle," American Philosophical Quarterly 32 (1995): 178.



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 Microsoft Word or RTF file format.
  3. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; and employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses).
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  5. 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. The Author retains copyright in the Work, where the term “Work” shall include all digital objects that may result in subsequent electronic publication or distribution.

  2. Upon acceptance of the Work, the author shall grant to the Publisher the right of first publication of the Work.

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  5. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post online a pre-publication manuscript (but not the Publisher’s final formatted PDF version of the Work) in institutional repositories or on their Websites 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). Any such posting made before acceptance and publication of the Work shall be updated upon publication to include a reference to the Publisher-assigned DOI (Digital Object Identifier) and a link to the online abstract for the final published Work in the Journal.

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    5. the Work contains no misrepresentation or infringement of the Work or property of other authors or third parties; and
    6. the Work contains no libel, invasion of privacy, or other unlawful matter.

  8. The Author agrees to indemnify and hold Publisher harmless from Author’s breach of the representations and warranties contained in Paragraph 6 above, as well as any claim or proceeding relating to Publisher’s use and publication of any content contained in the Work, including third-party content.


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