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Policies

Review Policies

Information for Authors

Information for Book Reviewers

Other Policies


REVIEW POLICIES

Following an internal review, appropriate submissions are sent out for double anonymous peer review..

Peer reviewers should consider the following:

  1. Does the author's work represent a significant contribution to knowledge and/or understanding of his or her subject?
  2. How significant is the subject?
  3. Is the length appropriate to the subject?
  4. Is the paper well-organized?
  5. Is the style of the paper acceptable? Feel free to make detailed suggestions on the manuscript or on a separate sheet.
  6. Are the facts and quotations accurate?
  7. What are your suggestions for improving this paper?​

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INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS

Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts of 15 to 25 pages (4500 to 7500 words), prepared in accordance with the MLA Style Manual (2008), are welcome. The Journal has no article processing or submission charges. Articles must deal with literature, film, and/or theory produced in the 20th-21st centuries in French, German, or Spanish. Interdisciplinary and collaborative submissions are encouraged. Manuscripts must be unpublished and not under consideration elsewhere. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically via New Prairie Press. Essays must be written in English; quotations should be in the original language followed by the English translation. The author's name should not appear on the manuscript. Following an internal review, appropriate submissions are sent out for double anonymous peer review. Unsolicited book reviews are not considered.

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Style and Formatting Guidelines

  1. Double space and size 12 Times New Roman font throughout. The right margin should NOT be justified (this is particularly important in the list of works cited).
  2. In all stylistic matters, unless otherwise indicated below, we follow the most recent edition of the MLA Style Manual. In particular, please note:
    • Ranges of numbers should be given as 107-09, 211-59, but 198-201.
    • The first mention of a name must include both the first and last names.
  3. The title of the article should be centered, not all in caps. Below it, also centered, the name of the author; on the next line, also centered, the academic affiliation of the author in italics.
  4. Use ONE SPACE between sentences. Colons also must be followed by only ONE space. Exception: offset quotations (more than four lines of text) should be followed by two spaces before the parenthetical citation:
    Unreal, give back to us what once you gave:
    The imagination that we spurned and crave. (Stevens 154)
  5. Use “2 em” dashes not preceded or followed by a space, as in the following example: his explanation—which convinced no one—went on for two pages.
  6. Any subheadings should be flush left, not all in caps, not underlined, and not in italics. An extra space should precede (but not follow) any subheading.
  7. Italicize titles rather than underlining. Do not use italics for emphasis. Do NOT use boldface.
  8. All single foreign language words must be in italics. The first appearance of a foreign word must be followed by the English translation in single quotes, separated only by a single space. The first appearance of a title in a language other than English must be followed by a translation in parentheses; if the translated title has been published, it should be italicized, and if it has not been published, it should appear in single quotation marks.
  9. Foreign language quotations are always followed by English translations, punctuated as follows: “Ich wünschte nicht, Euch irrezuführen” (198) ‘I should not like to lead you astray.’ If quoting a published translation, include the page number in parentheses. If translations are your own, indicate this in an endnote following the first translated quotation.

    Offset foreign language quotations are followed by one blank line and the translation in normal type (i.e. not in italics), and not enclosed in quotation marks:
    fuera del orden propio natural (o invitada
    por ese mismo orden), olvidando la antigua
    dulzura consabida, y supiste de pronto
    que era aquel gesto tuyo quien prendía las llamas. (Compás binario 46)

    outside of the natural order (or invited
    by that very order), forgetting ancient
    well-known sweetness, suddenly you knew
    it was your own gesture lighting the flames.
  10. Parenthetical citations of quotations within the text should be given as follows: “I will be glad to help” (Smith 154). There should be no punctuation between the author’s last name and the page number.
  11. In parenthetical citations, the abbreviations “op. cit.” and “ibid.” should not be used. The name of the author may be followed by a short title if necessary to differentiate two or more publications by the same person.
  12. Except for colons, semicolons and parenthetical citations, punctuation should be placed within quotation marks: she said his behavior was “bizarre.”
  13. . Ellipses in quotations should be indicated by a space followed by three SPACED dots if they occur in the middle of a sentence, or by four spaced dots NOT preceded by a space if they occur at the end of a sentence; they should be avoided at the beginning of a quotation and SHOULD NOT be enclosed in brackets or parentheses.
  14. . When slashes are used to separate lines of poetry within the text, the slashes should be preceded and followed by one space: Über allen Gipfeln / Ist Ruh.
  15. Offset quotations are indented FIVE spaces (MLA says 10), but ten for poetry. The first line of an offset prose quotation should NOT be indented, even if it is the beginning of a paragraph, unless the quotation includes more than one paragraph.
  16. Notes must be endnotes, TYPED AS NORMAL TEXT between the end of the article and the Works Cited. Endnotes MUST NOT be generated automatically. Note reference numbers should be typed in superscript and should be placed only at the end of a sentence.
  17. Endnotes are followed by a list of Works Cited that conforms to MLA style and punctuation in all respects, e.g., volume numbers should be in arabic numerals, university presses cited as “Princeton UP,” etc.
  18. Works cited must include DOIs (digital object identifiers) where available and should be hotlinked. Use the free DOI lookup, http://www.crossref.org/guestquery/ , on CrossRef's website to check your citations. Include the full URL, e.g., http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CHOL9780521806183.058.

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INFORMATION FOR BOOK REVIEWERS

Instructions to book reviewers

A current list of books for review is available here. Contact the appropriate book review editor for confirmation before writing a review. Unsolicited book reviews are not considered.

Please abide by the maximum length of 1,000 words and turn-around time of four months. Submit the final draft approved by the book review editor electronically at http://newprairiepress.org/sttcl/ At that point, it will be accepted by the journal editor and prepared for the next available issue.

Style and formatting

Start the review with a citation, formatted as follows (do not indent):

Paisley Livinston. Models of Desire: René Girard and the Psychology of Mimesis. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins UP, 1992. 174 pp.

If there is a preface or introduction with roman numerals, use the following example:

Idelber Avelar. The Untimely Present: Post-Dictatorial Latin American Fiction and the Task of Mourning. Durham: Duke UP, 1999. xii + 293 pp.

At the end of the review, on the right-hand side, type your name, followed on the next line by the name of the institution with which you are affiliated. Italicize the name of the institution.

In all stylistic matters, unless otherwise indicated below, we follow the most recent edition of the MLA Style Manual. In particular, please note:

  • Ranges of numbers should be given as 107-09, 211-59, but 198-201.
  • The first mention of a name must include both the first and last names.

Double space and size 12 Times New Roman font throughout. The right margin should NOT be justified.

Use ONE SPACE between sentences. Colons also must be followed by only ONE space. Use “2 em” dashes not preceded or followed by a space, as in the following example: his explanation—which convinced no one—went on for two pages.

Italicize titles rather than underlining. Do not use italics for emphasis. Do not use boldface.

All single foreign language words must be in italics. The first appearance of a foreign word must be followed by the English translation in single quotes, separated only by a single space. The first appearance of a title in a language other than English must be followed by a translation in parentheses; if the translated title has been published, it should be italicized, and if it has not been published, it should appear in single quotation marks.

Foreign language quotations are always followed by English translations, punctuated as follows: “Ich wünschte nicht, Euch irrezuführen” (198) ‘I should not like to lead you astray.’ If quoting a published translation, include the page number in parentheses.

Except for colons, semicolons and parenthetical citations, punctuation should be placed within quotation marks: she said his behavior was “bizarre.”

Ellipses in quotations should be indicated by a space followed by three SPACED dots if they occur in the middle of a sentence, or by four spaced dots NOT preceded by a space if they occur at the end of a sentence; they should be avoided at the beginning of a quotation and SHOULD NOT be enclosed in brackets or parentheses.

Thank you for helping us to reduce the likelihood of errors and expedite the publication of your review. Please keep us informed of any changes to your email address or affiliation.

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OTHER POLICIES

Open Access Policies

STTCL provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of information that leads to knowledge and progress.

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

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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Archival Policy

Contents of the Journal are archived for perpetual access through New Prairie Press' participation in CLOCKSS (Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) and Portico and managed through the Digital Commons Publishing platform. New Prairie Press also participates in LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe). Once published, the contents are never changed .

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