arcadia is a biannual peer-reviewed international, intercultural and interdisciplinary journal that welcomes reflexive and informed comparative and critical approaches to literary works, films, theatre plays, to social, political, cultural, visual and media phenomena, to translations, literary and cultural migrations and transfers as well as to theoretical, methodological and philosophical questions. It publishes contributions in German, English, and French from all over the world and keeps its pages open to a broad variety of theories and methods. It fosters innovation, recontextualization and reconceptualization derived from a confrontation between different, and often asymmetric, national, cultural, gendered, economic, geopolitical, intellectual, disciplinary and institutional settings. Next to the proposals for thematic clusters and special issues, the journal also invites independent articles by both eminent and emerging scholars. After an initial editorial screening, submissions undergo a blind review process by an international advisory board and other experts in the field.
Submitted papers should not be submitted elsewhere, should not constitute chapters of finished or nearly finished dissertations, and should not have been published in another major language.
Submissions prepared in Word format and MLA Referencing Style should be sent to the editorial office of arcadia, Ivana Perica <firstname.lastname@example.org>. The arcadia Style Sheet is available on the website under Submission of Manuscripts. Deadlines: 15th December, 31st March
Authors whose articles are not in their native language are strongly advised to have their manuscript checked by a native speaker. Stylistically and grammatically incorrect articles will not be considered.
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STYLE SHEET FOR PROSPECTIVE CONTRIBUTORS TO arcadia
Use A4 paper size with 2 cm margins at top and bottom and 3cm margins left and right.
The papers should be prepared in WORD format and contain between 20 000–60 000 characters (including spaces, abstract, and Works Cited).
Word-functions and Punctuation
Left justification only; use “text width” zooming; Use Times New Roman, 12 pitch, single space, no hyphenation.
Pagination should be top right, no number on the first page; the header and the footer should remain empty.
Texts in English may follow British or US spelling, but must use these consistently (except for quotations, of course). Please follow the corresponding punctuation as well. For instance, US style asks for a comma before the last item in a list; commas and periods come before the closing quotation mark.
Please use as few formatting commands as possible.
Numbers should be written out (e. g. “nineteenth century”).
Use italics for cited titles, for (rare) emphasis; titles of short stories and articles should be between quotation marks.
Do not use bold, underline, or words in CAPITALS (except for your name as author).
Titles and Layout
The text should be headed by the author’s name in CAPITALS and below it the title in normal font, both centered.
Indent paragraphs (one tab; 1.2 cm), no indentation after quotations and after title and subtitles.
No empty lines between paragraphs (except for quotations; see below).
Subtitles and section titles should be centered and in normal font. One empty line above and one below. No special heading formation.
Please use double quotation marks (“) throughout; single quotation marks (’) should only be used within a quoted text.
The margins of quotations longer than roughly five lines should be moved to the right by 1.2 cm, and written in 10 pitch. They are preceded and followed by an empty line. Avoid using quotations with a hiatus ([…]) at the beginning and the end.
Please use the MLA referencing style both in the main text and footnotes, and in the 'Works Cited' list. A MLA referencing style sheet can be found here.
The article should be headed with an abstract of 150–250 words in English, written in a single paragraph without indentation.
The abstract should be placed right under the title.
Please focus on the subject, its importance, and the argument, indicating in what sense the paper is innovative. Try to avoid phrases like “in this paper …”, “in my (our) view …” etc.
Address and Keywords
Add a postal and an e-mail address under the abstract (they will be printed on the first page of the article).
Also add three to five keywords.
Limit your sentence length and the number of parenthetical remarks.
Avoid paragraphs containing less than 5 lines and more than 30.
Avoid square brackets and, as much as possible, even the normal ones.
Be frugal in using quotation marks, dashes, and all other typographical means that make the visual image of the text restless and chaotic.