Word Length

Original Articles: 6,000–8,000 words
Counterspace: 3,000–4,000 words
Book Reviews: 2,500 words/1,500 words (for longer/shorter reviews)

Please note these word limits are inclusive of references and ensure the above stipulations are adhered to at the submission stage.


All manuscripts should be in English, 12 pt. Times New Roman, double-spaced and submitted in MS Word or a compatible word processing software file. Once the Word document has been uploaded in the online system it will then be converted to PDF format. Please note that the manuscript should not be uploaded in PDF format and must be uploaded as a Word document in the first instance.

As the journal operates a blind review policy, author names should be listed only on the cover sheet which should be uploaded separately. No identifying author information should be included in the manuscript. User names should be removed from ‘Tools’, ‘Options’ and ‘User Information’ in Word. A cover sheet should detail the author's full postal and email addresses as well as telephone and fax numbers. To enable indexing, an abstract of 40–100 words and 3–5 keywords should be provided after the article title on a separate page. Care should be taken to craft a title and an abstract that are direct, informative and ‘reader-friendly’; furthermore, in line with good academic practice, it is recommended that abstracts should not merely reduplicate portions of the text.

For more information on how to submit your paper through our submission system, please click here

Book Reviews

Please use the following template for supplying the following information at the beginning of your review:


Author, publisher, year pp. count, price, paper/hardback, ISBN


Distillations; Theory, Ethics, Affect

Mari Ruti, Bloomsbury, New York, 2018, 246 pp., $29.95, paper, ISBN: 978-1-5013-3378-1

For an example of a book review, please click here.

US/British English

Authors should be consistent in their use of either British or US English in regard to orthography, punctuation and related style. For UK spellings, authors may wish to consult the Concise Oxford English Dictionary, the New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors or Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary as appropriate. US spellings will typically prefer ‘-ize’ to ‘-ise’ as a verb ending.


We discourage the use of footnotes as far as possible. Likewise, endnotes should be used only where absolutely necessary and should be kept to a minimum. Please indicate these in the article text with superscript numbers, and provide the notes themselves as text situated between the end of the article and the beginning of the reference list. Please do not use the foot/endnote macro in MS Word as these data are lost in the production process.


Please ensure that automatic hyphenation is turned off in your word processing package. The final version of your submitted article should not include hyphenation to split words over line breaks.

Author Biographies

A concise paragraph (subtitled 'About the Author') detailing his/her current professional affiliation(s), research orientation and publication record should be included at the end of the text before the List of References.


(a) In-text References
These should be enclosed within parentheses (author surname, year) if not a natural part of the surrounding sentence; the year only should be enclosed within parentheses if the name(s) form a natural part of the surrounding sentence.

Citations of works by two authors should incorporate ‘and’ (not an ampersand) between the names.

Citations of works by three or more authors should have the first author followed by ‘et al.’ in italics.

Publications by the same author(s) in the same year should be identified with ‘a’, ‘b’, ‘c’ etc. (e.g. 2008a, 2008b) closed up to the year.

Personal communications should be listed as such where they are cited in the text and need not be listed in the reference list.

Display quotes (indented without quotation marks) should be used for direct quotations running to more than three lines of text. Ellipses inserted by the author into quoted material should be enclosed in square brackets.

Articles not yet published should show ‘forthcoming’ in place of the year (in both the reference and the citation). ‘In press’ should be used in place of the volume, issue and page range details.


Since Paterson (1983) has shown that…

This is in results attained later (Kramer, 1984).

Results have been reported (Don Graham, 1989, personal communication).

Sharp Parker, A.M. (forthcoming) Cyberterrorism: An examination of the preparedness of the North Carolina local law enforcement. Security Journal, in press.

(b) List of References

References should be listed alphabetically by author.


Slovic, P. (2000) The Perception of Risk. London: Earthscan Publications.

Edited volume
Nye Jr, J.S., Zelikow, P.D. and King, D.C. (eds) (1997) Why People Don’t Trust Government. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Chapter in book
Flora, P. and Alber, J. (1981) Modernization, democratization, and the development of the welfare state. In: P. Flora and A.J. Heidenheimer (eds) The Development of Welfare States in Europe and America. New Brunswick and London: Transaction Books, pp. 17–34.

Article in journal
Thompson, K., Griffith, E. and Leaf, P. (1990) A historical review of the Madison model of community care. Hospital and Community Psychiatry 41(6): 21–35.

Article in newspaper
Webster, B. (2008) Record bonus for Network Rail chief, despite Christmas chaos. The Times. 6 June, p. 1.

Newspaper or magazine article (without a named author)
Economist (2005) The mountain man and the surgeon. 24 December, pp. 24–26.

Article online
Gardener, T. and Moffatt, J. (2007) Changing behaviours in defence acquisition: A game theory approach. Journal of the Operational Research Society, advance online publication 28 November, doi: 10.1057/palgrave.jors.2602476.

Other online resource
Green Party (2005) Greens call for attack on asylum ‘push factors’. Green Party report, 4 March. http://www.greenparty.org.uk/index.php?nav=new&n=1838, accessed 9 March 2005.

Conference proceedings
Sapin, A. (ed) (1985) Health and the environment. Proceedings of the conference on biological monitoring methods for industrialchemicals, 30–31 March 1984, Chicago, IL. Chicago: American Toxological Association.

Conference paper
Harley, N.H. (1981) Radon risk models. In: A.R. Knight and B. Harrad (eds) Indoor air and human health. Proceedings of the Seventh Life Sciences Symposium, 29–31 October, Knoxville, TN. Amsterdam: Elsevier, pp. 69–78.

Unpublished conference paper/talk
Martin, S. (2003) An exploration of factors which have an impact on the vocal performance and vocal effectiveness of newly qualified teachers and lecturers. Paper presented at the Pan European Voice Conference, 31 August, Graz, Austria.

Young, W.R. (1981) Effects of different tree species on soil properties in central New York. MSc thesis. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

Research papers/reports/working papers
Bloom, G. et al. (2005) Poverty reduction during democratic transition: The Malawi Social Action Fund 1996–2001. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies. IDS Research Report, no. 56.

Bond, S.A., Hwang, S., Lin, Z. and Vandell, K. (2005) Marketing period risk in a portfolio context: Theory and empirical estimates from the UK commercial real estate market. Cambridge, UK: Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge (mimeo).

Blair, A. (2003) Britain in the world. Speech to FCO Leadership Conference. London, 7 January.

Niccol, A. (dir.) (1997) Gattaca. Columbia Pictures.

References to Freud's works
References to Freud's works should be to the English translation of the SE of the Complete Works and be given in the following format:
Freud, S. (1909/1955) Analysis of a phobia in a five-year old boy. Standard Edition 10. London: Hogarth Press, pp. 3–149.

The earlier date is the date of original publication; the latter date is the SE date of publication.

Lacan, J. (2002) Introduction to Jean Hyppolite’s commentary on Freud’s ‘Verneinung’. In: Ecrits. Translated by B. Fink. New York: Norton, pp. 318–333.

Lacan, J. (1991/2007) The Other Side of Psychoanalysis: The Seminar of Jacques Lacan, Book XVII. Translated by R. Grigg. New York: W.W. Norton.