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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 is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

American Studies in Scandinavia publishes articles by scholars from all over the world on American literature, popular culture, film, history, politics, foreign policy, sociology, geography, the methods of American studies, and related subjects. Your article manuscript may follow either American English or British English standards regarding spelling and punctuation, but using double quotation marks. The recommended length of article proposals is 6,000-8,000 words (including notes), but not exceeding 9,000 words. Sending a proposal indicates that it has not yet been published elsewhere and that is not currently under consideration by another journal. As for notes, you may use either parentheses or footnotes. When using parentheses, e.g. (Baker, Letters, 623-24), you need to add the bibliography or "Works Cited" at the end of the article including full bibliographical data. When using footnotes, cite every source fully in the notes, e.g., "John Pocock, The Machiavellian Moment (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1975), 35" and then use the shortened version, e.g. "Pocock 1975, 35." Submit your article proposal as a Word document or as a rtf -file (not as PDF-files) and email it as an attachment to Editor Janne Lahti at janne.lahti@helsinki.fi and also include a short CV as another attachment. Your proposal will be first evaluated by our editorial team so as to decide if it qualifies for a blind peer review by at least two readers. You will be informed of this editorial decision within four weeks. After that, be prepared for an approximately four month-long review process after which you will be informed whether or not the article has been accepted to be published. The author has the responsibility for the final proof reading of the article.

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