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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 and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere (or the situation has been explained in an accompanying email to the editors).
Author Eligibility: I am a current postraduate student OR I completed my last postgraduate degree no more than three years ago OR I do not fulfill the normal criteria but have exceptional circumstances which I have explained in an email to the edtors. For Guest Contributions see the infornation in 'Author Guidelines'.
The article is between 3000 and 5000 words and in English.
Copyright permission has been attained for the use of any quotations, images etc not covered by fair usage. Authors are required to make sure submitted content does not infringe 3rd party copyright. More information from the Intellectual Property Office here: http://www.ipo.gov.uk/types/copy.htm
Referencing: MLA style and the FORUM style guidelines as outlined in 'Guidelines for the Author' have been employed systematically throughout the body of the article and in the Works Cited.
The text is spaced at 1.5; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); all notes appear as endnotes at the end of the article.
The instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
a. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 UK: Scotland License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
b. 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.
c. 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).
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.
The University and this journal adhere to the UK Data Protection Act 1988.
More information: http://www.ico.gov.uk/for_organisations/data_protection.aspx.