Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
File Type: The manuscript is in Word (.doc or .docx) format. Do not submit in Word Perfect format.
Format: Text in manuscripts should be set out in double-spaced, indented (0.5 in. or 1.27cm) paragraphs. Please use a Times font (e.g. Times, CG Times, Times New Roman), size 12. Do not include extra lines between paragraphs. (More on the manuscript details below.)
Title Page: Include the title of your manuscript in bold capitalised text. You should also provide your name, affiliation, and contact information (including e-mail address) on a separate title page, which should be uploaded as a "supplementary file." The title of the paper should also be included on the first page of the manuscript (prior to the abstract).
Abstract: Include an abstract of 200 words or less on the first page of the manuscript. Please make sure that this abstract is about the entire paper and not an introduction to the paper.
Length: The body of the text can vary in length from 1500 to 11,000 words, inclusive of footnotes, references, etc. As a general guideline, editorials, interventions, observations, and review essays tend to be shorter (1500 to 4000 words) than theoretical- and empirical-based research papers (maximum 8000 to 11,000 words).
Type: Editorials, literature reviews, debates, pictorial essays, poetry, mini-collections on specific topics, interventions, and research papers.
Language: Reviews of manuscripts are conducted in English, French, Italian, German, or Spanish. Manuscripts written in other languages may be accepted for review after consultation with the editors.
Writing Style: The style that ACME advocates emphasizes clarity, accessibility, and care in writing. Manuscripts are accepted in a wide range of writing styles, e.g. informal, personal, jargonistic, story telling, academic.
Use of Language: Manuscripts must be written in non-sexist, non-racist, non-ableist, inclusive, and anti-oppressionist language.
Citations: Authors should use the author-date system for citations: (Corker and French, 1999; McDowell, 1999, 96-122; Bell et al., 1994).
Quotations: Quotations, both excerpts from other published material and from primary research (interview transcripts, for example), should be included in the text if less than 40 words. Quotations of more than 40 words should be indented (left side only) by .5" or 1.27cm, single-spaced with a line inserted both before and after the block of text. Do not use quotation marks (single or double) to mark the text.
Figures, Tables, Illustrations: All should be in electronic format and be included in the body of the paper. Please do not use tabs. Use the table creation tool in your word processor.
Section Headings: Use bold type for first-order section titles(i.e. Heading 1). Use type that is both bold and italic for second-order section titles (i.e. Heading 2). Use italics for third-order section headings (i.e. Heading 3). Do not indent paragraphs and begin text on the same line as third-order headings .
Spelling: There is no spelling style preferred. Consistency within the manuscript is expected.
Punctuation: Standard punctuation is expected. Use "..." for ellipses — in quotes to indicate that part of the quote is missing and in the text to indicate a pause.
Permission: Obtaining copyright permission for reproductions is the responsibility of the author(s). Due acknowledgement is expected.
Acknowledgments: Acknowledgments are to be included at the end of the body of the text, before the list of references.
Footnotes: Footnotes are to be used sparingly and placed at the bottom of the page. Use the word processing feature for creating footnotes. Please use Arabic numerals.
List references alphabetically at the end of the manuscript.
For more than one entry with same author(s) and date, use letters to distinguish them, e.g. 1999a, 1999b, 1999c.
Arrange entries under a particular author's name chronologically, with the most recent listed first.
All authors' names are to be part of the entry.
Bell, David, Jon Binnie, Julia Cream and Gill Valentine. 1994. All hyped up and no place to go. Gender, Place & Culture 1, 31-47.
Corker, Mairian and Sally French (eds). 1999. Disability Discourse. London: Open University Press.
Dyck, Isabel. 2002. Embodied knowledge in place: Body, gender, and space in immigration research. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers, Belfast, January.
Gibson-Graham, J.K. 1997. Postmodern becomings: From the space of form to the space of potentiality. In, Georges Benko & Ulf Strohmayer (eds.), Space and Social Theory: Interpreting Modernity and Postmodernity. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 306-23.
Klein, Melanie. 1946/1991. Notes on some schizoid mechanisms. In, Juliet Mitchell (ed.), The Selected Melanie Klein. London: Penguin, pp. 175-200.
McDowell, Linda (ed.) 1999. Gender, Identity & Place. London: Polity Press.
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