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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).
  • 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
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • Authors who make a submission to this journal must ensure they have read our Privacy and Consent Policy, and agree to its terms.

Author Guidelines

Guidance for Contributors to Scottish Studies

Scottish Studies seeks to encourage academics with an interest in Scottish ethnology to contribute to its publications. We ask that authors whose articles have been formally accepted follow the guidelines provided as closely as possible. For manuscripts at the submission stage, there is no need to align format and style with these guidelines. If the style guidance is not appropriate for a particular text, the author is requested to use his or her judgement in finding a rational and consistent set of conventions.

All submissions must be sent to the editor via email. Any queries not dealt with in these guidelines can be addressed to the editor, by postal communication or email. Most major European languages are read, and a number are spoken. See Contact page for addresses and numbers.

(a) Computer Programmes

Texts are to be written using Microsoft Word or a compatible equivalent. All lengthy lists, bibliographies, etc are to be written using Microsoft Excel or an equivalent and compatible programme.

 (b) Written Style

Scottish Studies is intended primarily for scholars, but also seeks to be accessible to a wider readership. The form and prose style of contributions should reflect these multiple purposes.  The form of contributions should be scholarly, with references and supporting bibliographical material.  An alphabetical list of technical or dialect terms and a bibliography should be appended to each contribution.

Your paper should be submitted electronically. Please do not send a hard copy. You may also submit a PDF version of your article in addition to the MSWord version in order to avoid any possible corruption of your Word file that may occur during transmission, especially if it contains illustrations. Such things have been known to happen.

Author Guidelines - PDF

Title Page - Word

Title Page - PDF

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Updated May 2018