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Author Guidelines

  • All manuscripts will be reviewed by peer reviewers who are experts in the field of African Diaspora Studies. Specific references which would identify the author(s) should be deleted for the blind-review process.
  • Manuscripts must be original work of the author(s) and not be submitted simultaneously for publication in other journals or books.
  • Manuscripts should be written in English, Spanish, French, or Portuguese.
  • Manuscripts should conform to the latest style manual of the individual discipline and may not exceed twenty-five (25) pages (text) in length.
  • The minimum number of text pages is eighteen (18). 
  • Manuscripts should be submitted as a Word document, double-spaced in 12-point font, with one-inch margins, and numbered pages.
  • In addition to the title page of the manuscript, submissions should include an additional title page which lists the author(s) and designates the following information for each author: email address, phone number(s), and address. If the first author is not the corresponding author, that should be indicated.
  • Manuscripts must include an abstract of 100-200 words. The abstract should provide the major objectives, methods used, findings, and conclusions. The abstract should not include references or footnotes.
  • Manuscripts also must include a reference section.
  • Tables, figures, and illustrations should not be embedded in the manuscript, but they need to be included with a manuscript submitted so that reviewers have access to this information when reading the manuscript.
  • Do not submit your contribution by email.
  • The journal does not have any article processing charges (APCs) or submission charges.

 

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. The submission file is in Microsoft Word.
  4. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  5. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are included.
  6. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  7. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

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