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Submission Guidelines

After your book has passed through all review and approvals processes and has been formally accepted for publication, you should submit a production-ready version of your manuscript which adheres to the following formatting guidelines:


• Merge all of the chapters so that your book is contained in a single Word document, with sequential pagination.

• Use 2.5-centimetre margins on all sides.

• Simple is better. Please do not include multiple levels of formatting. Do not use the indexing feature, the table-of-contents generator, or other automated features of your word-processing program. Do not add extra text boxes, rules or other graphic elements. To indicate a preference for such elements, please use a text tag, such as <insert box>

• The text should be justified only on the left-hand side. Do not use right-hand justification.

• Use Times New Roman font, 12 points.

• Do not use double word spaces after periods.

• Double line-space the main body of the manuscript. Single line-spacing can be used for notes and individual entries in References Cited lists.

• Endnotes should normally be used instead of footnotes.

• Please use the indent feature in Word instead of line spaces or tabs to indicate paragraph breaks. If indents are absent, it is difficult to know whether the text that follows a block quote or figure continues or starts a new paragraph.

• Heading and subheading levels should be distinguished clearly and consistently. 


• Please use the Canadian Oxford Dictionary.

• If there are terms based on specific varieties of English, or non-English words, Indicate to us in a separate document whether you are using a particular dictionary or other source for the spelling (e.g. Dictionary of Newfoundland English).

• For place names, please indicate which gazetteer, map, or other source you are using.


• Use double-quotation marks except when including a quotation within a quotation. In this case, use single quotation marks for the embedded quotation.

• Use periods and omit spaces between initials (e.g. T.S. Eliot)

• Do not use possessive apostrophes for historical periods such as the 1920s.

• Follow The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition, 6.9 where they specify that periods and commas should come before closing quotation marks.

• Follow The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition, 14.21 on the placement of numbers for endnotes.

Figures and illustrations:

• Figures (graphs, maps, photographs, diagrams) should not be embedded in the body of the text but should be provided individually in separate files. Put a call-out in the text at the end of the paragraph where the figure is first cited and also include the caption for the figure (e.g., <Insert Figure 5.1 – Left-right ideological placement of the NPD and its supporters>).

• Please be consistent in the naming of all figures, maps, photos, etc. (e.g. Figure 1: Caption (Source).)

• Tables can be embedded in the text, but print-outs or pdfs that exactly match the tables should also be provided. Please label tables consistently.

• Artwork should be submitted as either digital image files (tiff, jpg, pdf, eps) or as original hard copy. Do not submit artwork embedded in a Word file. Digital files must be high resolution (300 dpi or higher). While we may be able to assist with scanning if required, it is your responsibility to seek out and obtain either high resolution digital images OR high quality prints for scanning, and to pay any associated reproduction fees.

• It is also your responsibility to obtain permission to reproduce copyrighted material, and to ensure that images are properly credited to their owners (whether they are copyright protected or in the public domain) and to pay any fees associated with permissions.

In-text citations:

• Authors working in a social science discipline should use the author-date in-text citation system outlined in The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition (See 15.5 and 15.9). This style also includes a References Cited list at the end of the book.

• Authors working in the humanities may use another referencing system such as MLA.

• If you have a strong preference for another system, please consult us first. In any case, please be consistent and indicate which style guide is being followed. 


• Submit two versions of your manuscript as electronic files: one as a Word document and a second one as a PDF.

• Submit artwork/illustrations/figures, etc. as separate documents.

• Final submissions can be emailed as attachments to, delivered or mailed on a disk or USB drive, or uploaded to a file sharing service such as Dropbox or WeTransfer.