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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.
  • All identifying information (i.e., name, year of program, course in which the submission was completed for, etc.) is removed from the cover page, headers, and footers.
  • Your submission is between 1,000 and 5,000 words.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • 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.
  • Where available, DOIs for the references have been provided.
  • 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 received a minimum A- grade from an instructor in an Arts course at the University of Alberta.

Author Guidelines

  • Papers must have been written for an Arts undergraduate class at the University of Alberta. 
  • We recommend that you only submit papers that have received a grade of B-plus or higher. 
  • Submitted papers should be approximately between 1000-5000 words in length. 
  • Articles must be accompanied by a short abstract (between 150-200 words in length) that gives a brief description of what the paper is about.
  • Consider a larger academic audience: as the paper you are submitting has probably been written for a specific class, consider providing additional information and/or context that may be relevant to readers that may not be necessarily familiar with the concepts you used. This may include explaining specific details and/or providing additional background.
  • Submissions must be the author’s own original work and should not have been previously published.
  • Crossings accepts all well-recognized and widely-used citation styles.

Once accepted, all author(s) must agree to the terms of the Author Agreement.

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