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Author Guidelines

Basic information:

  • Articles are to be 25 000 – 60 000 characters (with spaces) in length (including footnotes and bibliography).
  • The language of the submission is British English. The file should be in MS Word (docx or doc).
  • Please follow the APA style (Author-date) with bibliography at the end of the article.
  • Please reserve bold in the text for the title and subtitles only.
  • If you wish to illustrate your article with pictures, drawings or diagrams, please send them in a separate jpg file.
  • Please attach at the end of the article a short-bio text about the Author/Authors (max. 1000 words).

 

Editorial information:

1. British English spelling encouraged.

2. Hyphen - and Dash

  1. 1–3, 1976–1978, Nyepi – the Balinese New Year, self-conscious

3. Italics and Quotation Marks

         Italics

         Quotation marks

- titles of books, journals, movies, articles
- scale symbols
- scale descriptions: ranged from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent)

- quotations under 40 words
- exemplary words within the text, e.g. the letter “a”,  to define such words as “religious”, “spiritual”

If a quoted fragment has more than 40 words: new paragraph, Times New Roman 10, indentation 1 cm left and right, without quotation marks.
Dots and commas inside quotation marks

Agacinski (1998, p. 59) calls it “the logic of the second culture,” which she defines as a partial denial of cultural identity.

 

Quotations with source cited
“A quotation” (Author, year, page)

 Quotations with source cited
“A quotation” (Author, year, page).

: after quotation marks

?, ! context-dependable

 

 4. Bibliography

As in the APA style with following changes:
- without state/country name:
Los Angeles, California
Uppsala, Sweden

- without the titles of special issues of journals

 

Examples:

A book, translated, second edition:
Eliade, M. (2005). The Myth of the Eternal Return: Cosmos and History (2nd ed., W. R. Transk, Trans.). Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Edited volume:
Hansen, K. T., & Vaa, M. (Eds.) (2004). Reconsidering Informality: Perspectives from Urban Africa. Uppsala: Nordic African Institute.

Unpublished thesis:
Fretz, R. I. (1987). Storytelling Among the Chokwe of Zaire: Narrating Skill and Audience Response. (Unpublished doctoral thesis), University of California, Los Angeles.

Journal article:
Gadzekpo, A. (2011). Battling old ghosts in gender and African media research: Review article. African Communication Research, 4(3), 389–410.

Journal article in the Internet:
Muzata, K. K. (2015, June 2). Zambia: The Battle for Language of Instruction in Zambezi District East Bank. The African Executive. Retrieved from http://www.ocnus.net/artman2/publish/Africa_8/Zambia-%20The%20Battle%20for%20Language%20of%20Instruction%20in%20Zambezi%20District%20East%20Bank.shtml

 

5. Numbers

Numbers above 10 (including) with a digit/symbol, under 10 with a word. However sometimes we use symbols (see APA guidelines) like for example:
6 % of the sample
multiplied by 5
with 11.6 cm
the 12th trial
the fourth trial
3-year-old scored
3 on 9-point scale
the Twelve Apostles
two-thirds majority
1960s, 30s and 40s

 

6. Formatting

Times New Roman, 12, leadings 1, 5 cm.
Margins 2,5 cm.
Titles and subtitles like in the APA style

 

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