Notes to contributors General Articles are reviewed on the understanding that they are submitted solely to the journal. Race & Class operates a conventional single-blind reviewing policy in which the reviewer’s name is always concealed from the submitting author. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible, and an editorial decision is generally reached within 6-8 weeks of submission. We remind contributors that manuscripts should be clear (as opposed to obscure) and free of jargon. Manuscripts should be submitted in double spaced hard copy. On acceptance of articles for publication we require them to be emailed, preferably in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format. Formatting should be kept to the minimum. Articles should be between 5,000–8,000 words; commentary pieces between 2,000–4000. Please include a brief, two- or three-line author description.
Style points Race & Class uses minimal capitalisation – e.g. for the first word of a heading, title of an article; lower case for terms like prime minister, mayor, etc.; ‘black’ is normally lower case, however author’s preference will be followed. Exceptions are ‘Third World’ and ‘Left’ and ‘Right’ as political entities. Use British spelling, not US, except where necessary in quotations. Use -ise form, not -ize. US, not U.S.; Mr not Mr. but Arthur A. Jones, not Arthur A Jones. Numbers one to a hundred should be spelt out, otherwise given in figures, except for ages, percentages and statistical material. Use per cent (two words) not %. Quotations For short quotes, use single quotation marks, except for quotes within quotes, for which use double quotation marks. Punctuation should normally follow quotation marks, except when the quotation itself forms a complete sentence. Quotes of more than three or four lines will normally be indented. Use square brackets [ ] to indicate matter inserted into a quotation, and a space followed by three stops and a space to indicate matter omitted. Please indicate where emphasis is added in any quotation. References Notes and references should be placed at the end of an article, indicated by continuous numbering throughout the text. Reference numbers should be placed after punctuation, except when the reference falls within a bracket. Please note, Race & Class follows Oxford University Press styling for endnote references; the author-date or Harvard system is never used. References do not need to be made to every point, though direct quotes and controversial points should be referenced. Separate bibliographies containing material not directly referenced in the text are not normally included. Please format as follows: For books: A. Jones, The Thusness of Thus: an examination (Place: Publisher, date), p. 21. For journal articles: A. Jones, ‘The thusness of thus: an examination’, Journal of This 2, no. 1 (1982): pp. 21–29. Ibid. and op. cit. are no longer used in Race & Class; instead use a shortened form of the original entry, e.g., Jones, Thusness of Thus. Copyright Before publication, authors are requested to assign copyright to the Institute of Race Relations; they retain their right to reuse the material in other publications written or edited by themselves. Authors are responsible for obtaining permissions from copyright holders for reproducing lengthy quotations or tables previously published elsewhere.
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