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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 file format.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; and employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses).
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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.


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