Instructions for Authors
Electronic manuscripts should be sent as email attachments in RTF format with Harvard style referencing to email@example.com marking the subject line ‘Praxis submission’. A good guide to Harvard referencing can be found at:
Papers should be between 4000 and 6000 words in length and should include a short abstract (max. 200 words). Critical notices should be between 1500 and 3000 words. Responses to papers or critical notices previously published in Praxis should be between 1500 and 3000 words. These will be published as soon as they go through the peer-reviewing process. In all cases, please attach a separate cover page with your contact details and university affiliation.
No direct or indirect references to the author should be included in the manuscript (unless it is a book review), making it suitable for blind review. To ensure your document is not identified, please go to File > Properties > Summary, make sure you delete all relevant information and save the file.
Book reviews are meant to help the reader know what a book is about, what its significance in the field is, and whether it is worth reading it. They are not peer-reviewed, but are subject to editor scrutiny and must conform to the quality standards of Praxis. Although calls for book reviews are sent with our general calls for papers, you may send us a book review proposal at any time. Just write us an email with your CV, mentioning the book you would like to review and why you think it should be reviewed. You may either review one of the books under our section Books Received, or suggest a book. Reviews should be between 500 and 1500 words.
Critical Notices are peer-reviewed articles, which analyse and discuss arguments of a book or paper critically. They should be between 1500 and 3000 words in length.
Layout Instructions for all manuscripts
1) Double space
2) Use only one space after full stops
3) All headings left aligned
4) Title in caps bold
6) Sub-headings bold italics
7) No page breaks, columns, paragraph breaks, etc.
8) All diagrams or images as jpegs saved at 300dpi min
9) Use a Times or Courier font only
10) RTF file
11) Name of the file should be nameofthepaper.rtf (first two or three
words of title will be enough)
By submitting a paper, critical notice or review to be considered for publication in Praxis, you agree that, if your submission is accepted for publication, it becomes the copyright of Praxis (unless otherwise agreed with the editors).
Please note: submissions under consideration by Praxis must not be under consideration elsewhere.