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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.
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Style Sheet

General Guidelines

Articles are presented in 1.5 line spacing, Times New Roman 12 pts font.

Footnotes, numbered continuously, are single-spaced, Times New Roman 10 pts font.

Accepted formats: .doc, . docx

Footnotes are called after low punctuation.

Quotations of less than three lines are kept in the body of the text and are integrated between English double inverted commas

Quotations of a length greater than or equal to three lines are detached from the body of the text. They do not include quotation marks. They appear in block letters without inverted commas and indented by 1.25 cm.  Cuts in quotes are indicated by dots placed in square brackets [...].

Interpolations (additions, subtractions, modifications) are inserted between square brackets [  ].

English simple inverted commas are used for quotations within quotations (ex.: “XXXXXX ‘blabla’ XXXX”

Centuries are mentioned in Arabic numerals with th, nd, rd in superscript (19th century).

Headings and subheadings are NOT numbered and no full stops are placed at the end of titles or subtitles (except for exclamation marks, question marks, suspension marks).

No notes are called in the general title or subtitle of the article. All notes refer to the body of the text or, where appropriate, to the headings. Acknowledgements, if any, are mentioned in the first note of the article, at the end of the first sentence or first part of a sentence.

Footnotes are kept to a minimum and are not used to mention bibliographical references.

Tabulation (indentation) at the beginning of a paragraph should be avoided. Formatting should be kept to a minimum. Be careful not to leave any tags. Avoid copying and pasting scanned text from the Internet (often with tags and/or links).

Abstract and keywords

The author of the paper will provide an abstract (1,500 signs approximately) in English.

The author will also propose up to six keywords in English.


Illustrations, in .jpeg format, will be sent in a separate file, in black and white or colour, numbered and including a caption (author, title, date, source type).

We strongly encourage all writers to use royalty-free illustrations (e.g., film screen-shots are royalty free and present no copyright issues).

Minimum  Format: 4in x 4in

It is the author’s responsibility to pay for the purchase of the illustrations from the copyright holders.

In-Text Referencing

Bibliographical references are indicated in brackets (  ) as follows: author's name in lower case, [comma], date of publication, [colon], pagination. Do not use "p." or "pp.".

- (Huxley, 1967: 21-22).

To concatenate a sequence of references, insert a semicolon between them.

- (Huxley, 1967: 21-22; Cooper, 1987: 21; Hawkins, 2001: 190-92).

If several works by an author are published in the same year, they are distinguished by the addition of the letters 'a', 'b', 'c', etc., after the year of publication.


Full bibliographical details of the work(s) cited are given in the bibliography at the end of the article. References are arranged alphabetically by author’s family names, and by ascending chronological order.


- SURNAME, First name, Book title, Place of publication, Publisher, Date of publication.

University press will be shortened → UP (ex. Cambridge University Press = Cambridge UP)

- JENKINS, Henry, Convergence Culture. Where Old and New Media Collide, New York UP, 2006.

If you cite several references by the same author published in the same year, add a letter to their publication date to differentiate (2006a, 2006b, etc.).

If a reference has multiple authors, list all authors: SURNAME, First name [author 1], SURNAME, First name [author 2], SURNAME, First name [author 3], Book title, Place of publication, Publisher, Date of publication.

If there are more than three authors, add et alii after 3rd author.

Collective works

SURNAME, First name ed., Title, Place of publication, Publisher, Date of publication.

MIKOWSKI, Sylvie ed., Ireland and Popular Culture, Bern, Peter Lang, 2014.

Academic papers and chapters

  • From a book:

SURNAME, First name, “Title of paper”, Book title, Place of publication, Publisher, date of publication, pages.

JENKINS, Henry, “Why Heather Can Write: Media Literacy and the Harry Potter Wars”, Convergence Culture. Where Old and New Media Collide, New York UP, 2006, 175-217.

If the reference comes from an anthology:

SURNAME, First name, “Title of paper”, ed. First name Surname, Book Title, Place of Publication, Publisher, date of publication, pages.

GIUDICELLI, Xavier, “Dorian Gray in/and Popular Culture: Text, Image, Film”, ed. Sylvie Mikowski, Ireland and Popular Culture, Bern, Peter Lang, 2014, 53-69.

  • From a journal:

SURNAME, First name, “Title of paper”, Journal name, Volume, issue, date of publication, pages.

HERON, Timothy, “‘Alternative Ulster’: Punk and the Construction of Everyday Life in 1970s Northern Ireland, Imaginaires, 19, 2015, 91-115.
Press Articles

Same rules as for academic papers.

Doctoral dissertations, Master’s theses

SURNAME, First name, Title, type of document (PhD dissertation, M.A. thesis, etc.), University of defense, date of defense.

Online References

SURNAME, First name, “Title of article”, journal name, issue, date of publication, URL (last accessed + date).

GALINÉ, Marine, “ Capture a Feeling of the Old’ : Guillermo Del Toro’s Crimson Peak (2015) and the Victorian Gothic », Polysèmes, n° 23, 2020, http://journals.openedition.org/polysemes/68 (last accessed March 5 2021).