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Submission Preparation Checklist

As 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.
  • The submission has not been previously published nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • The submission is in Microsoft Word or in another acceptable format (Wordperfect or rtf).
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point, Times New Roman font; employs italics rather than underlining; and figures and tables are placed within the text rather than at the end of the submission.
  • The text meets this journal's formatting requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines found in About the Journal (or, until mid-2010, follows the format found in recent issues as well as the Chicago Manual of Style). In order to preserve anonymity in the peer review process, all submissions that are supposed to be either an article or a research note should have the identifying characteristics removed: 1) author's name from title page, 2) author's name and the titles of works in bibliography and footnotes (changed to "Author" and year), and 3) author's name from the document's "Properties," which in Word is found in the File menu.
  • The submission has a 100-word abstract.

Author Guidelines

Manuscripts submitted to Acadiensis must be original, previously unpublished studies focusing on some aspect of the region's history. A manuscript should demonstrate evidence of original research, appropriate methodology and knowledge of the relevant scholarship. It is desirable that articles be written in a style that is accessible to the non-specialist as well as the expert in the field. In the evaluation process the submissions are normally circulated to several anonymous readers who are asked to provide an assessment of the article's contribution to scholarship in the field. The author's name is not divulged to the assessors, nor are the names of the assessors provided to the authors. Once the reports have been received and considered, one of the journal editors prepares a summary of the comments and reports back to the author. Manuscripts are to be typewritten and double-spaced and are to be 10,000 words in length (including footnotes and any supplementary materials such as tables).

In preparing a manuscript for consideration, please remove your name from the title page and any other identifying characteristics (i.e., through "Properties" in Word). It is very helpful if you follow the Acadiensis house style as you prepare your submission, but failure to do so will not mean rejection of the piece. A detailed author's guide will be developed and put online by August 2010, but in the interim please consult the Chicago Manual of Style (15th ed.) or recent issues of the journal. For any unresolved issues regarding style, you can also contact the managing editor.

Each new submission has to be in electronic form. We prefer submissions in Word, but they will also be accepted if they are in Wordperfect or Rich Text Format (rtf). You should receive acknowledgement of the submission within a short period of time.

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