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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • I have filled out the optional Early Theatre Author Survey designed to support contributors during the submission, review, and production stages, or do not need to complete it.
  • Information about the author's identity has been removed from the article content (author names have been deleted from the text, 'author' and year are used in end-notes instead of the author's name, article title etc.).
  • Information that reveals the author's identity has been removed from the submission's file properties:
    Microsoft Word for Windows: Go to File > Select Info > Click on Check for Issues > Click on Inspect Document > In the Document Inspector dialog box, select the check boxes to choose the type of hidden content that you want inspected > Click Remove All > Click Close > Save the document.
    Microsoft Word for MacOS: > Go to Tools > Click Protect Document > Select Remove personal information for this file on save > Click OK and save the file
  • The author has included their ORCID iDs in the 'Public' tab for the submission. (If authors do not already have an ORCID iD, they may register for free here. The process is almost instantaneous.)
  • Articles, notes, or Issues in Review essays include an abstract of 100 words maximum.
  • Book reviews and review essays include a one-sentence abstract (eg. 'This review considers Y [title of the book you are reviewing]' or 'This review essay discusses X [general topic]').
  • The submission uses Canadian spelling, favouring 'ize' over 'ise', as is usually the case in the Oxford English Dictionary. (Please check that dictionary if in doubt.)
  • The submission uses end-notes. Please refer to our Style Sheet for examples. End-notes cite Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) where available.
  • Transcriptions from manuscripts follow REED guidelines. Please consult the Paleography Guide.
  • Any charts/illustrations are submitted as separate files. Within the text, phrases such as 'See figure 1' direct readers to the correct illustrative material.
  • The author agrees to obtain necessary permissions for all image reproductions prior to publication.
  • The author attests to the article’s originality and legitimate legal status. Upon publication, the author agrees to indemnify the journal against damage.

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