Instruction for Authors

Culture Unbound welcomes contributions in the form of original, unpublished and well-written articles. All research articles undergo a double-blind peer review process. Articles should comprise no more than 9 000 words (including notes and references). An abstract of no more than 300 words should be submitted, as well as 5-8 keywords. In addition, a short author presentation (approx. 50 words) should be submitted, including affiliation, research interests and e-mail address.

Manuscripts are submitted following this link: Culture Unbound uses the OJS editorial support system, and authors not already registered as users need to create an account and follow the submission instructions in OJS.

Manuscripts should be in MS Word or RTF format, set in standard font, with minimal formatting. Manuscripts intended for peer review should be submitted in a version suitable for double-blind reviewing (i.e. without direct references that make the author identifiable).

The text should be clearly organised, avoiding jargon as well as racist or sexist language. Use either UK or US spellings consistently.

There must be a coherent hierarchy of at most three levels of headings and subheading. Quotations exceeding 40 words are to be set in separate, indented paragraphs. It is the author’s own responsibility to make sure that the article is written in adequate English. Keep in mind that well written and professionally proof read articles have a far better chance of passing peer review.

References should be placed within parentheses in the body text. They should follow Harvard style, i.e. references are cited in the text by author, date and pages (e.g. ‘(Haraway 1991: 176)’) with a full alphabetical listing at the end of the manuscript.

Illustrations, including pictures, tables and diagrams, should be embedded in the manuscript and submitted separately as high resolution images. They should be numbered consecutively, with short descriptive captions including source information, and with a clear indication in the text of where they are to be inserted.

Please consult our comprehensive Instruction for authors (pdf) before submission..