An Interdisciplinary Journal
Information for Contributors
The Board of Editors welcomes contributions. Article submissions are accepted on a continuous basis and all authors are encouraged to contribute.
Authors should electronically submit articles as attachments by e-mail, formatted as Microsoft Word files. Please note that all correspondence will be transmitted via e-mail. Submissions without complete and properly formatted reference lists may be rejected; manuscripts that have been accepted for publication but do not conform to the Girlhood Studies style will be returned to the author for amendment.
E-mail submissions to the Editors: email@example.com
Dr. Claudia Mitchell
Dr. Jacqueline Reid-Walsh
Articles should be between 6500 and 7000 words including notes and references. Book reviews should fall within the range of 2000 to 4000 words in length. Manuscripts should follow the requirements laid down in the Submission Guidelines. This is particularly important in relation to in-text citations and reference list details. While we would prefer not to have to return manuscripts that do not comply to their authors for style revision, we may be compelled to do so before we submit them for review.
PROCESS FOR REFEREEING AND ACCEPTING ARTICLES
Girlhood Studies is a refereed journal. Articles are sent to reviewers with relevant experience and expertise for comment. Referees are asked to advise the editors whether the article should be published and if so, with what recommended changes. The editors respond to the author with their decision and a list of any changes needed for the article to be accepted for publication. They also send the anonymous referees' comments to the author.
Manuscripts that have been accepted for publication but do not conform to the style guide may be returned to the author for amendment. The Editors also reserve the right to alter usage to conform to the style guide issued by the Publishers. Authors may not supply new materials or request major alterations following the copyediting stage so please ensure that all text is final upon acceptance.
The Girlhood Studies style guide is based on the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS), with some deviations for house preferences. American Heritage Dictionary (3rd edition) and Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary (10th edition), supplemented by Webster's New International Dictionary, are our arbiters for US spelling, especially for hyphenated words, words in italic, and so forth. Please refer to the following for a summary of key stylistic requirements.