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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.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

The journal accepts both regular and special dossier submissions. Deadlines are: April 15 (for the November issue), October 15 (for the May issue). Please, read the guidelines carefully and make sure your paper is anonymized (do not put your name or bio in the article's document).

If the submitted article does not adhere to the guidelines, it will be sent back to its author to be revised accordingly. The citation style required is Chicago author-date (17th ed.), please refer to the CMOS citation guide. You can also find some examples on our page for your convenience. Do not use toggle fields for your references (if you use any reference management system such as Zotero or Mendeley, take the toggle field codes out before submitting).

When you upload your article to the OJS platform, be prepared to introduce a short bio (max. 110 words) , name, affiliation, email contact, and an abstract (approx. 200 words) as part of the process. Please do not write any personal information in the article text document.



Extension: .doc / .docx / .odt, anonymized

Length: 6–7000 words approximately, including references and footnotes.

Images: you will have to submit your images as separate attachments in the best quality possible (.png / .jpg). As far as film/TV stills and comic panels are concerned, the editorial board believes it is not necessary to obtain permission to reproduce them as long as they are used strictly for academic criticism/analysis/review purposes; in any case, the author will be responsible of copyright violations. We also invite you to reduce the number of images to those necessary to get your analysis across and, in general, avoid inserting more than 5 (unless reasonably justified). Please, make sure to caption each image with its complete reference.

BOOK REVIEWS: ca. 1000–1500 words, following the same guidelines.



American or UK English usage are both accepted, as long as there is consistency throughout the text. Please, put punctuation after parenthese, inside quotation marks.

Formatting: Palatino Linotype 12pt, 1.25 line spacing, without indents. Please, avoid page breaks and do NOT use small caps, indentation, and other formatting rules.

Title: max. 15 words, bold.

Sections: number sections with an Arabic number and a period followed by a space and the section name. Format them as following:

Level 1 Heading: bold, flush left

Level 2 Heading: italics, flush left 

Short in-text quotations: up to three typed lines, enclosed within double quotation marks.

Long quotations: place the quotation a free-standing block of text omitting quotation marks. Start the quotation on a new line, with the entire quote indented 2 cm from the left margin.

Footnotes: we discourage extensive use of explanatory or digressive notes. Please, insert footnotes only when necessary.

Bibliographic references: insert the list of works cited at the end of your article. Please, do not use tabs for hanging.

Please, refer to the Chicago Manual of Style for grammar, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, numbers, italics, abbreviations, and principles of inclusive language.




The Chicago author-date format follows the author-date-page method of in-text citation and a complete reference should appear on your Works Cited section. Please, refer to the Chicago Manual of Style guide. You can also find some examples on our page for your convenience. Please, notice that the in-text citation is (surname date, page).

When citing audiovisual material we do not require you to insert a timestamp, provided that it is clear to which text you are referring and the citation's relevance for your analysis.

Books Last Name, First Name. Year. Book Title. Place: Publisher.

Chapter in a book Last Name, First Name. Year. "Chapter Title." In Book Title, edited by Editor First Name Last Name, Pages of Chapter. Place: Publisher.

Scholarly journal article Last Name, First Name. Year. "Article Title." Journal Title Volume (Issue): Pages of Article. URL/DOI.

Film Director First Name Last Name, dir. Original Film Release Year. Film Title. Place: Studio/Distributor.

Ebook Last Name, First Name. Year. Title of Book. Ebook. Place: Publisher.

YouTube (and similar platforms) video Channel. Original Year. "Video Clip Title." YouTube video, Running Time. From Original Performance or Source Date. Posted Date. URL.

TV series Last Name, First Name, dir. Year aired. TV Show Title. Season number, episode number, "Episode Title." Aired Month Day, Year, on Network. Medium or URL for online access.

Tweet Real Last Name, First Name (handle). Year. "up to 160 characters of text of post." Twitter, Month Day, Year. URL.


Política de sección por defecto

Book reviews

Book reviews must refer to monographs and edited volumes focused on topics fitting with the journal's scope, published in the past three years (or less recent books if put in perspective critically). The length for reviews is ca. 1000–1500 words.

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