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Submission Guidelines

Uppsala, Sweden

Photo: 11th century rune stone U 932,
Uppsala, Sweden.

All submissions should be in 12 point, Times New Roman font, 1.5 line-spacing, and follow our basic style sheet.

The language of submissions should be English.  If the title of the original paper, project or publication is in a language other than English, the title in the original language should be accompanied by an English translation in square brackets and single quotation marks (e.g. “Esitelmän otsikko” [‘Title of a Presentation’]).  Quotations in languages other than English should also be accompanied by a translation in square brackets and single quotation marks.

Files should be in *.doc, *.docx or *.rtf formats (if special characters are used, please include a *.pdf version in addition to the editable text).  Images should be submitted as a separate files.

Please submit contributions by e-mail to Frog at

RMN Newsletter produces two issues per year.
Contributions for the May issue must be received no later than March 15th.
Contributions for the December issue must be received no later than October 15th.

Citations and Works Cited: All quotations require citation.  We do not have a standard citation format.  However, please use a consistent in-text citation format with each work cited in a “Works Cited” section at the end of the contribution. Bibliographic information should be complete and consistent within the submission. “Works Cited” should only include works cited in the body text.

Endnotes: Notes should be kept to an absolute minimum. Footnotes are not used.

Guidelines for Contribution Length:

Comments and Communications
Article / discussion: 3–7 pages (max. 10) body text
Conference report: 2–3 pages (max. 5)
Conference announcement: max. 2 pages
Projects: 1–3 pages (max. 5)
Conference paper abstract (research report): max. 1 page body text
Published paper abstract: max. 1 page body text
Edited volume summary: 1–3 pages (max. 5) body text
Monograph: 1–3 pages (max. 5) body text
PhD dissertation project: 2–3 pages (max. 5) body text
MA thesis project: 1 page body text

1–3 pages (max. 5)
(This section is intended for outlines of programmes, projects and other activities or research associated with institutions, organizations and networks of organizations.)

Calls for Papers
1–2 pages

Accompanying Information
All submissions should include the title, name, and affiliation of the contributor as they should appear.  Additional information is also required for certain types of submissions:

Research Reports for unpublished papers must list the conference name, its date(s) and location(s), and should also list the organizing body when appropriate. 

Abstracts for up-coming conferences will be published with the contributor’s assurance that the paper has been accepted to the conference and will be presented.

Research Reports and Announcements for published works must be accompanied by full bibliographic information.

Abstracts for forthcoming publications will not be published except in cases where the finalized form of the text is in press (with no further possibility of revision) and has a concrete date of release within eight months of the newsletter.

PhD and MA projects must list the supervisor(s), department or field of the degree, and date of submission (if known).

In order to maintain the quality, standards and continuity of RMN Newsletter, we reserve the right to edit any contribution before publishing it. RMN Newsletter is organized for publication with a very short lead-time. We therefore reserve the right to edit the language formatting of any material which is sent to us and publish it without necessarily consultation with the author. We also reserve the right not to publish, without explanation, any material which does not meet the quality, standards or guidelines of RMN Newsletter, or those contributions that we do not feel are relevant to our target audience.