POLITICS and RELIGION
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CONTRIBUTORS
•Manuscripts may only be submitted to the editors via the online editorial manager website: http://www.editorialmanager.com/prj
•Manuscripts appearing in Politics & Religion are normally 35 pages including text, tables and figures,
references, and appendices (9,000 words maximum); only under unusual conditions will the editors
allow longer manuscripts to appear. Appendices may be placed on a website for publication in order
to conform to the page limits, but must be included for review.
•The entire manuscript (including notes and references) must be double-spaced, with one-inch
margins and 12-point font (preferably Times New Roman or Garamond).
•The author must attach a separate file containing a title page, with his or her full contact information
(including email address, telephone number and institutional affiliation) and an abstract of 150 words
•The separate manuscript file with all identifying information removed should begin with the text of
the paper, not with a title and abstract.
•We accept files in Microsoft Word format.
•The publisher will be responsible for placing artwork, tables or figures, as well as converting
endnotes to footnotes.
•Appendices, tables, and figures should be numbered consecutively within each category throughout
the article and be included on separate pages appearing after the reference section in listed order.
Figures should be ready for photographic reproduction; they cannot be redrawn by the publisher.
Charts, graphs, or other artwork should be professionally rendered or computer generated.
Photographs should be clearly printed and should remain legible after a 50% reduction.
•References and notes should conform to the APSA Style Manual. Authors should include full
volume, issue, and page numbers for article references and page numbers for book chapters.
Author’s acknowledgments or other personal notes will appear as an unnumbered note at the foot of
the first page. Notes should be numbered consecutively throughout the article.
•Endnotes for content (not references) should be used rather than footnotes and employed sparingly.
•Originality and copyright: Papers with multiple authors are reviewed with the assumption that all
authors concur with its submission. A Copyright Transfer Agreement, with certain specified rights
reserved by the author, must be signed and returned to the Editor by senior authors of accepted
manuscripts, prior to publication.
•Politics & Religion does not accept manuscripts for review that are under review elsewhere,
previously published, or already committed for publication.
•For general guidelines for preparing a manuscript for submission, please refer to the APSA Style
Manual for Political Science (rev. ed. 2001) for citation, footnotes, references, and other style issues.
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