Please note, we only accept solicited manuscripts.


All contributions should be submitted as Microsoft Word files by e-mail. Proposals for future volumes should be sent to Editor in Chief Timo Kaartinen (timo.kaartinen(at)


The length of articles usually ranges from 40 000 to 60 000 characters (including footnotes, references and punctuation marks, with spaces).

The manuscript should be headed by the title of the article, the author’s name and affiliation, and an abstract of c. 200 words.

We recommend  to use no more than two levels of headings within an article.


Please avoid all special formatting of the text apart from the points specified in these guidelines.

Font and page setup

Main text: Times New Roman 12 pt, all margins 3 cm, double spaced, left justified

Abstract, quotations and examples: Times New Roman 10 pt, single spaced, indented (1 cm)

Footnotes: Times New Roman 10 pt, single spaced.

Title and section headings: Times New Roman 12 pt, bold type

Subsection headings: Times New Roman 12 pt, no emphasis

Paragraph division should be indicated by an empty line between the paragraphs.


Short quotations should be placed in the text and indicated by double quotation marks (“example”). Longer quotations should be separated from the main text by an empty line and indented (1 cm).


Displayed examples should be separated from the main text by an empty line, numbered and indented (1 cm).

Words or short phrases given as examples in the text should be italicised. Meanings of words should be given in single quotation marks.

Tables and graphs

Tables and figures should be numbered as Table 1, Figure 1, etc. and each should have a caption integrated into the text (not part of the table or figure).


Use of illustrations is welcomed. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any material in which they do not hold the copyright for worldwide publication in all forms and media, including electronic publication, and for ensuring that the appropriate acknowledgements are included in their manuscript.

All illustrations should exceed a minimum resolution of 72 DPI, recommended resolution being 150 DPI or higher. All illustrations should be reduced to their final publishing size. They should be sent by e-mail as separate image files, numbered with Arabic numerals and their approximate position in the text should be indicated clearly. A separate list of figure captions should also be supplied.

Accepted image file formats are: JPG, PSD, TIFF and PNG.

Cover images should be chosen by paying particular attention to the aspect ratio in the cover layout.


References should be made in a consistent and unified style by using either footnotes or in-text referencing. The Volume Editor is responsible for ensuring that all articles within a given volume follow the same style of referencing.

References in the text and footnotes should be made using the author-date(-page) style:

… ethnic or class boundaries (Heller 1992, 124).

This is further discussed in Romaine 1995, 161-165.

See also Adams et al. 2002.


Footnotes should be numbered consecutively. Footnote indicators in the text should be placed outside punctuation.

Works cited

An alphabetical list of all works cited should be given at the end of the manuscript under the heading References, using the following conventions:

For books

Adams, J. N., M. Janse & S. Swain (eds.) 2002. Bilingualism in Ancient Society: Language Contact and the Written Text. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Auer, P. (ed.) 1998. Code-switching in Conversation: Language, Interaction and Identity. London: Routledge.

Baugh, J., C. Feagin, G. Guy, & D. Schriffrin (eds.) 1997. Towards a Social Science of Language: Papers in Honour of William Labov.Vol. 2: Social interaction and discourse structures. Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 128. Amsterdam / Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Harvey, W. 1653. Anatomical Exercitations, concerning the Generation of Animals: To which are added Particular Discourses, of Births, and of Conceptions, &c. London: James Young.

Leith, D. 1987 (1983). A Social History of English. London and New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul.

Gordon, M & L. Milroy 2003. Sociolinguistics: Method and Interpretation. Oxford: Blackwell.

For text editions

Benskin, M. (ed.) 1985. For a wound in the head: A late mediaeval view of the brain. Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 86, 199-215.

Thoreau, H. D. 1971 (1854). Walden. Ed. J. Lyndon Shanley. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Wallner, B. (ed.) 1995. An Interpolated Middle English Version of the Anatomy of Guy de Chauliac. Part 1: Text. Publications of the New Society of Letters at Lund 87. Lund: Lund University Press.

For translations

Aristotle 1983. Retorik. Trans. T. Hastrup. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press.

Jacquart, D. & C. Thomasset 1988. Sexuality and Medicine in the Middle Ages. Trans. Matthew Adamson. Cambridge: Polity Press.

For articles in books

García-Ballester, L. 1994. Introduction: Practical medicine from Salerno to the Black Death. In J. Arrizabalaga, A. Cunningham, R. French & L. García-Ballester (eds.) Practical Medicine from Salerno to the Black Death. Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press. 1-29.

Huby, P. M. 1990. Soul, life, sense, intellect: Some thirteenth-century problems. In G.R. Dunstan (ed.) The Human Embryo: Aristotle and the Arabic and European Traditions. Exeter: University of Exeter Press. 113-122.

For articles in journals

Green, M. H. 1996a. A handlist of the Latin and vernacular manuscripts of the so-called Trotula texts. Part 1: The Latin manuscripts. Scriptorium 50, 137-175.

------- 1996b. The development of the Trotula. Revue d’histoire de textes 26, 119-203.

Heller, M. 1992. The politics of codeswitching and language choice. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 13, 123-142.

For online sources

A reference to an online source should follow the most appropriate citation style listed above. The URL, omitting “http://”, should be added within chevrons. The reference should also include the date the referred material was last accessed on the website:

Oksala, J. 2011. Violence and the Biopolitics of Modernity. Foucault Studies 10, 23-43. <> (visited 16 February 2011)

If the last access date is the same for all online sources in the article, this can be mentioned in the first footnote, omitting the dates from subsequent footnotes. For example:

References to online sources are accurate as of 16 February 2011.

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