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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 (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF, document file format.
  • The date and status of the submission/revision are noted on the document. For example: Initial submission: June 5, 2018. Revision according to peer reviewers' comments: June 20, 2018. Comments on copyedit: June 25, 2018, etc.
  • For submissions that include references, in-text citations and the reference list adhere to the AUTHOR-DATE format of The Chicago Manual of Style. Where available, DOIs (or URLs) for electronic references have been provided.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Section Policies

Original Research: Atlantis considers original, unpublished scholarly research in the field of critical studies in gender, culture and social justice. Articles must be 7,000 words or less (including references). Double-blind peer review.

Review Articles: Atlantis welcomes reviews and analyses of existing research in the field/s of critical studies. 7,000 words or less (including references). Double-blind peer review.

Literary Works: Atlantis accepts submissions of literary work. Poems must not exceed two pages; short stories and creative nonfiction must not exceed 3,000 words. Content must relate to gender, culture and/or social justice. Editorial review.

Book ReviewsAtlantis invites reviews of books related to critical studies of gender, culture and social justice. This includes both scholarly and literary books. We consider reviews of single books as well as “review essays” of multiple, related books. In general, books must be recent (published within one year of the review request) or forthcoming. We are particularly interested in reviews of books by Canadian authors.

We publish critical book reviews. We do not publish descriptive reviews (summaries) or editorials. Critical book reviews explore how well the author achieves their stated purpose; strengths and weaknesses of the book; and how the book fits into the larger literary genre or academic field. See: Critical Book Reviews (University of Alberta) for further guidance.

Reviews should be under 1000 words. Exceptions can be made for reviews of multiple books.

Atlantis posts a list of Books Available for Review (forthcoming). If you are interested in reviewing a book that is not on this list, please contact us. We will request that the publisher send the book to you. After receiving the book, reviewers have 8 weeks to submit a review or 2 weeks to decline.

Book reviews are assessed and edited by our book review editor. Accepted reviews are published in forthcoming issues of Atlantis, with specific dates established by journal editors.

Please contact Dr. Ailsa Craig (Book Review Editor) with any questions: acraig@mun.ca


General Submission Guidelines

1. Atlantis considers unpublished scholarly research articles, review articles, creative (literary) writing, and book reviews. We welcome material prepared in English or French on any interdisciplinary subject that relates to the critical study of women, gender, and social justice.

2. Articles submitted for consideration must be no longer than 7,000 words, including references. As most submissions are refereed in a blind review process, there must be no identification other than the title of the article. Citations, bibliography and style must follow The Chicago Manual of Style author-date format. Please include the date and status of submission (e.g., initial submission; revision; comments on copyedit etc.).

3. Footnotes are not acceptable and endnotes are discouraged. If endnotes are absolutely necessary, type each note's appropriate number into the text. Do not use the endnote insert function, as anything created with formatting codes, such as the notes, will be deleted when the document is converted for layout.

4. Submit a cover letter as an attachment containing: the name(s) of the author(s) and an email address; a biographical note of the authors' academic degrees or relevant experience, professional titles or roles, and affiliations; and any desired acknowledgment of research support or credit.

5. Include a 50-word abstract of the article, in the language of the article.

6. Authors are encouraged to avoid overly technical language. The author(s) has/have responsibility for the accuracy of references and calculations, as well as for obtaining clearance to reproduce any artwork that is not their own or has been published elsewhere. The author must attach these figures and illustrations in web quality.

7. Submissions of written creative work will be considered by the editors. Poems must not exceed three pages and short stories must not exceed 3,000 words. Other types of submissions may be considered on an individual basis.

8. If an article is accepted pending revisions, the author must produce a new, clean copy of the manuscript that takes into account the suggestions from the referees/editors.

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