Information for Authors

Manuscripts are accepted on the understanding that they are original and not under simultaneous consideration by any other publication. Submitted manuscripts may be subject to checks in order to detect instances of plagiarism. All manuscripts are double-blind peer reviewed. Manuscripts should be prepared following The Chicago Manual of Style.

Manuscript Style
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically via e-mail We accept files created with all major word processing packages, but prefer MS Word and LaTeX. The editors reserve the right to return to authors, without peer review, improperly formatted manuscripts.

  • Papers should be between 5000 and 6000 words in length, accompanied by a 100-150-word abstract on a separate sheet. Book reviews should be between 1000 and 1,500 words in length.
  • The title page must list full title, author(s) address, and e-mail.
  • Paper size should be A4. Margins should be set for a 25 mm (1 in.) top, bottom, left, and right.
  • The point size should be 12 and the font should be Times New Roman. Italics should be used for emphasis. Put blank lines between paragraphs.
  • Headings should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals and so should subheadings (e.g. 2.1., 2.2., 2.3., etc.; no more than two levels of heading below the title). Headline style capitalisation and bold font should be used.
  • All figures and tables should be grouped at the end of the text. Each figure and table should be clearly labelled with number and caption. Where a figure or table is to be inserted in the text, on a separate line write [figure 1 here].
  • Line drawings should be submitted as vector EPS files. Bitmap figures should be submitted as JPG or TIFF files; bitmap figures should be least 300 dpi resolution. All figures should be at least 110 mm wide when printed. Graphs should be attached as separate Excel files, the tables with the data should be included.
  • Tables, figures and graphs should not be obtained from the already published works. The number of figures, graphs and/or tables combined is limited to 7.
  • Words in languages using non-Latin scripts (Arabic, Hebrew, etc.) should be given in Latin transcription.

Reference Style
The AUTHOR-DATE system of citation for references should be used in the text, followed by page number if a direct quotation is given, e.g., (Barbé and Izquierdo 1997, 129). Only references mentioned in the text appear in the references list at the end of the article. The alphabetized reference list should be titled 'References' with entries in the following format (please note that initials should be used for the authors' names):

  • Barbé, E., and F. Izquierdo. 1997. 'Present and Future of Joint Actions for the Mediterranean Region.' In Common Foreign and Security Policy, ed. M. Holland, 120–35. London and Washington: Pinter.
  • Dymond, A. 2003. 'A Politicized Pastoral: Signac and the Cultural Geography of Mediterranean France.' The Art Bulletin 85 (2): 353–70.
  • Ludlow, P., ed. 1994. Europe and the Mediterranean. London and New York: Brassey.
  • University of Chicago Press. 2010. The Chicago Manual of Style. 16th ed. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press.

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