Notes for Contributors
Authors are reminded that items
submitted must follow the format requirements below to be
considered for inclusion in SLR.
Submissions are invited from research students (PhD candidates)
who have not yet received their doctoral award.
There are no rigid specifications regarding the length of
submissions but we would advise something in the region
of 5 000 words. Articles on the website range between 4 500 and 7 000 words.
The editors will only consider previously unpublished work
with the exception of papers originally published in a language
other than English.
Contributors can submit work as an e-mail attachment; upon
consideration the editors might request a hard copy.
Please include a front page with your name, address, telephone
number, institution and e-mail address and clearly indicate
the title of your article.
All submissions should conform to the journal's style requirements.
Submissions which do not conform will not be considered
References: The Reference system is the Harvard style which
places within the text the name, date of publication and,
following quoted material, the page reference, as a key
to the full bibliographic details set out in the ‘Works
Cited’. e.g. (Young 1990: 11)
Works Cited: There should be a full list of references set
out as follows:
Surname, First Initial (Date of Publication)
Book Title, place of publication: publisher.
Surname, First Initial (D.O.P.) ‘Article Title’, Journal,
volume: issue (Month/Season), pp. refs.
Surname, First Initial (D.O.P.) ‘Article Title’ in Editor(s)
name (ed.) [if applicable] Book Title, place of publication:
publisher, pp. refs. e.g.
Bahri, D. (1999) ‘Women and the Trauma
of Partition in Sidhwa’s Cracking India’, Interventions:
An International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 1:2,
van Leeuwen, R. (1995) ‘Love and the Mechanisms of Power:
Kamal Abd al-Jawwad and Said al-Juhayni’ in Allen, R., H.
Kilpatrick and E. de Moor (eds.) Love and Sexuality in
Modern Arabic Literature, London: Saqi, pp.91-105.
2nd. editions or later:
Surname, First Initial (D.O.P.) Book Title (2nd edn.),
place of publication: publisher.
Book titles in other languages should appear in italics
with a literal translation in Roman in brackets. e.g.
Sham ka Pehla Tara (The First Star of Evening).
Do not include works which are not cited in the text or
Notes should be kept to a minimum and numbered sequentially
at the bottom of each page.
Abbreviations such as ibid. and op.cit. should be in Roman
(i.e. not italicized)
Main Text: The main text should be justified, in Times font
and 14-point size, with first-line of each paragraph (except
first) indented 0.5 inches.
Quotes: Use single quotation marks, e.g. ‘...’; use double
marks only for quote within quote, e.g. ‘... "...."; alternate
Quotes in other languages should be translated in brackets
after the original.
Quoted Extracts: All quotations longer than three lines
should be separated from main body of text by 2 double line
spaces above and below.
Extracts should be indented 1 inch from the left margin,
in Times font and 14-point size.
For quoted extracts from other languages also include a
Original extracts should be in italics and the translation
should follow in Roman (non-italicized).
Line Spacing: Main text should be double-spaced; quoted
extracts should be single-spaced.
Ellipses: Use [...] for ellipses within a single sentence.
Use [....] for ellipsis more than a sentence.
For ellipsis at end of sentence, use single sentence ellipsis,
close quote, reference and follow with a period; e.g. ‘she
took a breath and began [...]’ (32).
At the top of your review please include the following information:
AUTHOR’S NAME, Book Title, place of publication:
publisher, date of publication, total number of pages [e.g.
340pp.], ISBN, Price (£ sterling)
Underneath that, indicate your name.