All articles, features and reviews should be sent as email attachments to eitn@abdn.ac.uk unless otherwise stated in the call for papers.

All contributions (including, where relevant, abstract, quotations, tabular material, references, etc.) should be presented in English or Gaelic. Each contribution should bear a title, authors' names, including corresponding author, institutions/affiliation and email addresses and should be typed on a separate sheet and submitted with the manuscript.

Journal Articles

Normally articles for the Journal Section should be between 3500 and 6000 words, although in exceptional circumstances longer articles will be considered.

Submissions for consideration should be sent as an email attachment to eitn@abdn.ac.uk for the attention of the Editors Rachel Shanks or Claire Molloy.

Manuscripts submitted should be original, not under review by any other publication and not published elsewhere.* Please use minimal formatting and provide materials as Word files using Arial point size 11.

*Working papers and other pre-prints not under consideration by other publications may be submitted.

  • To allow peer review of journal articles, all submissions must be properly formatted for anonymous reviewing:
    • Each contribution should bear a title, authors' names, including corresponding author, institutions/affiliation and email addresses on a separate ‘title’ page.
    • Each article should be accompanied on a separate ‘abstract’ page by an abstract of 200 words, and five keywords which describe the content, methodological approaches and distinctive findings of the research. These keywords will be used to support online searches so it is important that they represent your article as comprehensively as possible.
       
  • All pages should be numbered top right.
     
  • Footnotes to the text should be avoided.
     
  • Sponsorship of research reported (e.g. by research councils, government departments and agencies, etc.) should be declared.
     
  • The use of abbreviations or using initials for the names of organisations (unless the full name and abbreviation is given on first appearance in the text) should be avoided. Jargon or unnecessary technical language should be avoided.
     
  • Do not use ‘&’ as the word ‘and’ should be used at all times.

Images, tables and figures

Images, tables and figures should be presented separately in JPEG format and insertion points clearly labelled with a short descriptive title above.   

Video and other types of file can also be accepted and this should be discussed with the Editors prior to submission.

References

References in the text should follow the Harvard British system (author's name and year of publication, or year of publication only if the author's name is part of the text).  References should be listed alphabetically at the end of the paper in the following style:

For journal papers:

AUTHOR’S SURNAME, INITIALS. and further authors if appropriate, (Year of publication). Title of article. Name of Journal (in italics), volume number (in bold)(part or issue number), page numbers preceded with pp.

For books:

AUTHOR’S SURNAME, INITIALS., (Year of publication). Title of book (in italics). Edition, if not the first. Place of publication: Publisher. 

For multi-authored papers or books, names of all authors must appear in the list of References/Bibliography. In the text, however, for three to five authors, cite all authors at first citation and for subsequent citations the first author + et al.  (in italics). For more than five authors use the first author + et al. throughout. Do not use &,  as and should be used at all times.

Edited book chapters should include the relevant page numbers:

AUTHOR’S SURNAME, INITIALS., (Year of publication). Title of Chapter. In: INITIALS, AUTHOR’S SURNAME and INITIALS, AUTHOR’S SURNAME, ed. or eds. if an editor or editors, Title of book (in italics). Edition, if not the first. Place of publication: Publisher. Page numbers preceded by pp.

Please check carefully that all references in the text are included in the list of References at the end.

Feature Articles

Contributions to the Features Section are generally written in a less formal style and should not exceed 2,000 words. They require a brief synopsis of 100 words and five keywords which describe the content. These keywords will be used to support online searches so it is important that they represent your article as comprehensively as possible

‘Academic’ style references do not have to be used. If they are included please follow the style details under the ‘references’ section above.

Avoid the use of abbreviations or using initials for the names of organisations (unless the full name and abbreviation is given on first appearance in the text). Jargon or unnecessary technical language should be avoided.

Please use minimal formatting and provide materials as Word files using Arial point size 11. If you wish to include images, video or other files please discuss with the editors prior to submission.

Feature articles are reviewed by the Editorial Board.

Each contribution should bear a title, authors' names, including corresponding author, institutions/affiliation and email addresses on a separate page to the main feature.

Submissions for consideration should be sent as an email attachment to eitn@abdn.ac.uk for the attention of the Editors Rachel Shanks or Claire Molloy unless otherwise stated in the call for papers.

Book Reviews

The journal are willing to consider books for review and reviews themselves. Please use minimal formatting and provide materials as Word files using Arial (or Helvetica) point size 11. ‘Academic’ style references do not have to be used. If they are included please follow the style details under the ‘references’ section above.

Book Reviews are reviewed by the Book Review Editor and the Editorial Board.

Reviews for consideration should be sent as an email attachment to eitn@abdn.ac.uk for the attention of the Book Review Editor unless otherwise stated in the call for papers.