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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, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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 placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Notes for contributors

Quimbandas is published four times a year, usually as themed, guest-edited issues. The journal’s editors will consider proposals for themed issues AND individual essays. If accepted, the latter will be published in one of the Journal's issues on the website. Print copies will be made available for purchase. 

Information about forthcoming themed issues, together with details of the guest editors, is available via the "Forthcoming Issues" tab found under the "Issues" tab.

If you have a suggestion for or would like to guest-edit a themed issue, or would like to discuss the appropriateness of an article for an open issue prior to submission, please contact the Journal's editor, Tarrell R. Campbell.

General submission guidelines

Authors wishing to submit to the Journal should first submit an abstract to [email protected] After acceptance of the abstract, authors will be contacted by the editor as relates how to submit fill manuscipts. Information about the guest editors of forthcoming issues can also be found under the "Forthcoming Issues" tab.
Once contacted for submission of full manuscript, please submit the following:

1. Author contact details and biography:

  • the title of the article
  • the author(s)' names and affiliations
  • a short biography of no more than 80 words for each author
  • full contact details (including email, postal address, and phone number) for the corresponding author

2. Article:

  • the title of the article
  • a summary or abstract of not more than 150 words in length outlining the aims and subject matter
  • the article in full, including references

If images or text in the article require permissions for use, please add evidence that permissions have been secured (receipts, licenses, emails, etc.). We are not able to send out articles for review without these.

Please note: If you are including the details of more than one author on your paper, please ensure that the first-named author is prepared to be "corresponding" author, responsible for communication with Production and handling the proof of your manuscript, if it were to be accepted. If you are unsure of how to order your names, please contact the editors, or the publisher.

Manuscripts should be in English, preferably in Word format. Manuscripts should follow MLA Handbook, 8th edition. Please double-space the entire manuscript, including all notes and bibliographical references, and make sure all pages are numbered consecutively.

Articles may not exceed 8,000 words in length. Quimbandas uses endnotes; still, we encourage authors to keep notes to a minimum, using their discretion of course. Please print a word count at the end of your manuscript. Word counts should include abstract, all notes and references, and author biographies.

Quimbandas supports an open-review process. We believe in the open and transparent review of scholarly production. Generally, the names of authors will be known to reviewers and the names of reviewers will be known to authors. When requested, the open-review process can be addressed.

 

Book Review Essays

Each issue of Quimbandas contains a book review essay. Book review essays will be coordinated with the theme of the issue. Quimbandas does not accept unsolicited book review essays, and does not publish individual book reviews. If you would like to suggest a theme for a book review essay in an open issue, please contact the Book Reviews Editor, Alex Wulff.

Podcast Review Essays

Each issue of Quimbandas contains a podcast review essay. Podcast review essays will be coordinated with the theme of the issue. Quimbandas does not accept unsolicited podcast review essays, and does not publish individual podcast reviews. If you would like to suggest a theme for a podcast review essay in an open issue, please contact the Podcast Reviews Editor, Nicole Dugger.

Art Review Essays

Each issue of Quimbandas contains an art review essay. Art review essays will be coordinated with the theme of the issue. Quimbandas does not accept unsolicited art review essays, and does not publish individual art reviews. If you would like to suggest a theme for an art review essay in an open issue, please contact the Art Reviews Editor, Olubukola Gbadegesin.

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