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Instructions for authors

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Please send your article as an electronic WORD attachment to the appropriate address. In a covering email message, confirm that the submitted article is original work and that you are submitting it only to Caliban. Please observe the editorial guidelines and stylesheet when sending your manuscript for publication in Caliban.

- Format: articles should be between 6000 and 8000 words, including footnotes; chronicles should be between 1000 and 3000 words, including footnotes; reviews should be between 1000 and 1500 (please, avoid footnotes for the latter and remember to indicate the page number between parentheses when you quote from the book).

The text should be sent as an attached WORD document.

- Metadata

Please indicate at the beginning of your article and in the following order

  1. Title of contribution: Times New Roman (TNR), 16, no indentation, centred

  2. First name and Last name: TNR, 14, bold face, no indentation, centred

  3. A reference to a footnote will follow the author’s last name linking to a footnote stipulating the author’s institutional affiliation. The said reference will not be a numeral but a star/asterisk, TNR, 16, bold: First name Last name*

For articles and chronicles only, please add:

  1. A 100-150-word abstract in French and a 100-150-word abstract in English before each article/note: TNR, 11, italics, single-spaced justified, no indentation

  2. Keywords, in French and in English (10 of each maximum), separated by a comma, on the same line; no capital letters unless the keyword refers to a name.

- Running Style: Chicago Manual of Style: https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html

- Body text: Times New Roman; size 11; single-spaced, justified.

- Margins

  • format A4 

  • top: 3 cm / 1.18 in; bottom: 2 cm; left: 2 cm / 0.78 in ; right: 2 cm / 0.78 in ; binding: 0 cm

  • heading: 2 cm / 0.78 in ; footer 1.25 cm / 0.49 in

- Titles: use only one subheading level

  • Title of the article: Times New Roman, size 16, no indentation, centred.

  • Subheadings: Times New Roman, size 12, bold face, no indentation, flush left. Do not conclude with a full stop (but question or exclamation marks can be used). Capitalize only the first letter of the first word in French; capitalize the first letter of each word, except articles and prepositions, in English. Do not number your subheadings.

- Paragraphs: indent the 1st line of each paragraph by 1cm /0.39 in; do not insert a blank line between the paragraphs.

- Punctuation

Use French punctuation throughout the article when the article is in French and English punctuation throughout the article when the article is in English.

For instance, in English there is no single space before colons, semi-colons, double inverted commas or before and after an em-dash (—). In French, there is a single space before and after colons, semi-colons, angular commas, as well as before and after an em-dash (—).

Remember to use hard spaces (Ctrl + Shift + Space) for elements that should not be separated, as in
October°1
st; the 21°st century.

For greater convenience, you may define the language on your word processor (Outils > Langue > Français or Tools > Language > English) from the start and choose either French or English in order to use the right typographic conventions.

- Short quotations (up to 3 lines) must be inserted in the body of the text using either French angular commas in French or double inverted commas (curly quotes, not straight ones) in English.

In French, punctuation marks must be placed after the closing double quote.

In English, punctuation marks are placed before the closing double quote.

In French, the reference to a footnote must be placed before punctuation marks. When the reference to a footnote is at the end of a quotation, it must be placed before the closing double quote.

In English, the reference to a footnote must be placed after the punctuation mark and after the closing double quote. The full stop is placed before the closing double quote.

- Long quotations (exceeding 3 lines) : TNR, 10, single-spaced; no indentation of the first line; the entire quote should be indented on the left by 2cm / 0.79 in; do not insert a blank line before or after the quote but insert 6 pts space before the quotation and 12 pts after. When the paragraph of the body of the text extends beyond the quotation, do not indent the first line after the quotation. When the end of the quotation and the end of the paragraph coincide, signal the beginning of a new paragraph after the quotation by a 1cm / 0.39in indentation. The reference to a footnote should be placed after the full stop of the quotation.

When the quotation is incomplete or edited, omissions, additions or alterations should be indicated within square brackets […] and not within parentheses (…).

- Quotations in a language other than that of the article:

Do not mingle different languages within the same sentence. If you want to insert more than one word in a language other than that of the article, please position the quotation after a colon.

You may insert a translation of the quotation in the language of the article and give the original quote in a footnote. If you are the translator, please include the mention (Author’s translation) in the footnote or give the exact reference to the published translation.

- Foreign words should be italicized.

- Dates: use the relevant format 18 August 1997; « 18 août 1997 »; in the 1940s; « 1940-44 ».

- Symbols or special characters: use the function ‘Symbol’ of your word processor. When using other symbols or special characters that are not listed in WORD, please send a list to the chief editor.

- Footnotes: references to footnotes must be in active superscript Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3…,). Use Times New Roman; 10; single-spaced; justified.

- REFERENCES IN FOOTNOTES

Do not use op.cit, or ibid.; for page numbers do not use p. or pp.

Monographs

Last Name, First name, Title of the book (City: Publisher, year), page numbers only.

For e-versions:

Last Name, First name, Title of the book (City: Publisher, year), page numbers only, URL.

When the same reference is repeated:

Last Name, Shortened Title, page numbers only.

Co-authored books

Last Name, First name, First Name Last Name, First Name Last Name, Title of the book (City: Publisher, year), page numbers only.

When the same reference is repeated:

Last Name, Shortened Title, page numbers only.

Book chapters or articles in a collection

Last Name, First name of chapter author, “Title of Chapter,” Title of Book, First Name Last Name, First Name Last Name ed. or eds. (City: Publisher, year), pages.

When the same reference is repeated:

Last Name, “Title of Chapter,” page numbers only.

Journal articles

Last Name, First name, “Title of Article,” Journal volume, n° issue (year): pages.

When the same reference is repeated:

Last Name, “Title of Article,” page numbers only.

Dictionaries and encyclopedias

Encyclopedia or Dictionary Name, edition, “entry.”

Websites

All electronic links should be in TNR, printed in black and underlined in black.

Last Name, First Name, “Title of Webpage,” Website publisher [if indicated], Month day, year of publication, modification and access, URL.

When the same reference is repeated:

Last Name, “Title of Webpage.”

Legislative documents

Name of country, Government and issuing agency, Title of publication, LAST NAME, First Name of Author, Report Number or Name (City: Publisher, year) pages.

Films

Last Name, First Name of director, dir. Title of Work, Year of studio release (City: Studio, year of physical copy), Format [including URL if online], length.

When the same reference is repeated:

Last Name, dir. Title of Work.

In the case of e-versions the URL should come last. When several sources are quoted to support an argument, separate them with a semi-colon.

Works of art

Last Name, First Name of author, Title of Work, date, material, dimensions, City, Museum, collection.

When the same reference is repeated:

Last Name, Title of Work.

- BIBLIOGRAPHY ENTRIES (at the end of the article)

Justified; negative ident 1cm/0.39 in

Monographs

LAST NAME, First name. Title of the book. City: Publisher, year [first publication].

For e-versions:

LAST NAME, First name. Title of the book. City: Publisher, year, URL.

If several works by the same author are quoted:

—. Title of the book. City: Publisher, year [first publication].

Co-authored books

LAST NAME, First name, First Name Last Name, First Name Last Name. Title of the book. City: Publisher, year.

Book chapters or articles in a collection

LAST NAME, First name of chapter author. “Title of Chapter.” Title of Book. First Name Last Name, First Name Last Name ed. or eds. City: Publisher, year, pages.

Journal articles

LAST NAME, First name. “Title of Article.” Journal volume, n° issue (year): pages.

Dictionaries and encyclopedias

Encyclopedia or Dictionary Name, edition, « entry ».

Websites

All electronic links should be in TNR, printed in black and underlined in black.

LAST NAME, First Name. “Title of Webpage.” Website publisher [if indicated]. Month day, year of publication, modification or access. URL.

Legislative documents

Name of country. Government and issuing agency. Title of publication. LAST NAME, First Name of Authors. Report Number or Name. City: Publisher, year.

Films

LAST NAME, First Name of director, dir. Title of Work. Year of studio release. City: Studio, year of physical copy. Format [including URL if online], length.

Works of art

LAST NAME, First Name of author. Title of Work. Date, material, dimensions. City, Museum, collection.

Visual material

The required resolution of images for publication is 300 dpi (points or pixels by inch). Low resolution images cannot be processed.

Illustrations must be sent in separate file. They must not be included in the text.

The text should only provide a reference to the exact title of the file that must be placed where the image is supposed to be inserted. It must also include a full reference (see “REFERENCES IN FOOTNOTES” section). The illustrations must be numbered and preceded by the abbreviation “Fig. x”.

References to illustrations in the text will be clearly indicated as follows: (Fig.+number).

Contributors must also provide a list of numbered illustrations.

Copyrights

- Images

Contributors must ensure they are allowed to use any image included in their article prior to publication. They must explicitly state if these images are copyright-free or else provide the documents certifying that they have cleared copyright duties prior to publication.

Please include all legal specifications required by the copyright holders and the exact mention of the copyrights to be included in the issue. If copyright holders do not require any fees to be paid this should also be mentioned in a separate document.

- Texts (quotations exceeding 10% of a copyrighted work)

(N.B.: This does not apply to texts or translations which have fallen in the public domain. Please check the licensing laws).

For the reproduction of more than 10% of an original work, of a translation, or of a scholarly text under copyright law, the contributor must clear the licensing rights with the author and/or publisher of the said text (article L.122-5 of the French Intellectual Property Law). The contributor will provide the necessary documents licensing Caliban to reproduce the copyrighted text.

Reviews

Caliban features reviews (between1000-1500 words) of scholarly publications. Proposals must be sent to: caliban-recensions[at]univ-tlse2.fr

The text should be sent as an attached WORD document.

The review should be written in the language used by the author of the book (French or English) — for bilingual volumes, the reviewer will opt for the language used by the editors for the introduction.

Stylesheet:

Margins : format A4; top: 3 cm / 1.18 in; bottom: 2 cm; left: 2 cm / 0.78 in ; right: 2 cm / 0.78 in ; binding: 0 cm * heading: 2 cm / 0.78 in ; footer 1.25 cm / 0.49 in

Please present the data below in the following order:

References of the reviewed work (TNR 14,bold; single-spaced; justified):: Full title. Author’s first name, last name. City, editor, year, ISBN, page number.

Reviewer’s details (TNR 12, italics, flush right): First name, Last name, Affiliation

Body text (TNR 11; single-spaced, justified) Use Caliban’s stylesheet. Any quotation from the reviewed book must be followed immediately by the page numbers between parentheses: “quotation” (22). Please avoid including footnotes in the review as much as possible.

Keywords (TNR 11, bold; single-spaced, justified)

Only capitalize proper nouns; separate each item by a comma.

Mots-clés (TNR 11, bold; single-spaced, justified) [in French; if you cannot list them in French, write Mots-clés, but leave this section void for the editor to fill]

Only capitalize proper nouns; separate each item by a comma.

Index Nominum (TNR 11, bold; single-spaced, justified)

First name Last name, First name Last name,

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