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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.

 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 below 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.

Please note that the style guide itself illustrates the principles under discussion.

Author guidelines in full




 

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. 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).
  2. 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
  3. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  4. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  5. 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.nal.
  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.
 

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

a. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 UK: Scotland license that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
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b. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

c. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access ).

 

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