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Open Access Publications from the University of California

Previous Author Guidelines

  • Submission should present original, previously unpublished materials.
  • Essays should use the author-date format of the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition.
  • Manuscripts should be double-spaced, including all notes and the Works Cited. Use a 12-point font and 1" margins all around.
  • References to primary or secondary sources should be cited within the main text, e.g. (Dinshaw 32) or “as Dinshaw argues …” (32).
  • These references should be keyed to a Works Cited page at the end of the essay. See sample entries below.
  • Footnotes should be used sparingly.
  • Use consistent spelling (either American or British).
  • Use consistent single- / double-quotation formats.
  • Authors must obtain high quality images (and any relevant permissions) if they wish to use illustrations. We recommend authors take advantage of options that do not require permissions:
  • Translate all foreign-language quotations.
  • Replace Latin abbreviations with English equivalents.
  • Consider if you wish to have your essay evaluated according to a strict, double-blind review process. If so, please anonymize your essay and indicate your decision in your submission e-mail.

Works Cited (examples)

Works Cited Examples