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Author Guidelines

VERB will accept scholarly articles, fiction, and poetry of almost any length for publication in our online journal; submissions to be considered for our print journal should be no more than 3000 words (about twelve double-spaced pages) in length, excluding endnotes.

For documentation, VERB follows the Modern Language Association style, as described by Joseph Gibaldi and Walter S. Achtert in the paperback MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 6th ed. (New York: MLA, 2003), with author/page references as endnotes. A basic summary of this format is available here or in the sixth edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, pp. 298-313.

For punctuation, capitalization, hyphenation, and other matters of style, VERB follows the MLA Handbook, supplemented as necessary by The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003).

It is essential for authors to check, correct, and bring manuscripts up to date before final submission. Authors should verify facts, names of people, places, and dates, and double-check all direct quotations.

 

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. The submission file is in Microsoft Word or RTF format.
  3. All URL addresses in the text (e.g., http://pkp.sfu.ca) are activated and ready to click.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  6. The text has had the authors' names removed. If an author is cited, "Author" and year are used in the bibliography and footnotes, instead of author's name, paper title, etc. The author's name has also been removed from the document's Properties, which in Microsoft Word is found in the File menu.
 

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