Length of submitted material: Articles should be in English and 6500-7500 words in length, including notes and references. Research notes should be no more than 4000 words long, while book reviews should be no longer than 1500 words.

Authors must provide a brief biographical statement that includes details of recent publications, their academic affiliation, mailing address, and contact phone numbers and email address.

They must also provide an abstract of no more than 250 words and up to six keywords or phrases.

Spelling British English should be used. We require '-ize' endings (but '-yse', e.g. analyse).

Dates should be written 17 October 1997, 1965–67,1998–2006, 2005–2006, the 1980s.

Numbers Cardinal numbers should be written in full from one to twenty then shown in figures from 21 on. Ordinal numbers should be written in full from first to twentieth then shown in figures from 21st on.

Percentages In text 'per cent' and 'percentage'. In graphs and tables us '%'.

Quotations should be used sparingly and be identified by single quotation marks, double within single.

Foreign words or phrases should be placed in italics with the English translation being provided immediately afterwards in parenthesis.

Footnotes A maximum of 12 in any article, which should be identified by a superscript numeral immediately following the next occurring punctuation mark.

References We use the author-date system for bibliographical references. All cited material must be followed by the name of the original author, the date of publication and the pages on which the quoted material can be found, thus (Santos 1995: 43-5). Do not use Ibid. Your references direct the reader to a list, arranged alphabetically by author’s surname, at the end of the article, which should contain all works cited in the text, and only to works cited in the text.

Capitalization Only use initial capitals at the beginning of sentences and for proper nouns. Office titles should not be capitalized unless they form part of an official title, eg, 'Barack Obama is the president of the United States', 'he spoke to President Obama'.

References You must provide an English translation of the title of all foreign-language works included in your list of references.

Contact Stewart Lloyd-Jones for advice or for a copy of our styleguide. An Excel spreadsheet of our continuously updated usage guide (spellings, accepted translations, etc.) is available on request.