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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 (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission conforms with the instructions for Ensuring a Blind Review.
- Your preferred mailing address has been included.
- For articles, notes, or Issues in Review essays: an abstract of 100 words maximum has been included. For book reviews and review essays: a one-sentence abstract has been included (eg. "This review essay discusses X [general topic]" or "This review considers Y [title of the book you are reviewing]").
- An author biography (maximum 100 words) in the following format has been included: [NAME] [the email address which you want published] is a [master's or doctoral student, lecturer, reader, assistant, associate, or full professor, independent scholar] in the [department (as applicable)] at [University (as applicable)]. Give any pertinent details about recent publications or current project that you wish to announce.
- The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format.
- Transcriptions from MSS are rendered according to REED guidelines (for example, using italics for expansions). Please consult the Paleography Guide (REED Style).
- The submission does not embed charts, maps, graphics, or other illustrations in the text of your contribution. Charts or illustrations are submitted in separate files as ‘supplemental content’. Phrases such as 'See figure 1' are added within the text of your contribution to direct readers to the correct illustrative material.
- All text in the submission is in 12-point Times New Roman font.
- The text employs italics, rather than underlining.
- The text uses single quotation marks. (Double quotation marks appear only when quoted within single quotation marks.)
- The text places final punctuation outside quotation marks, in conformity with the journal's style (which is based on REED practice, itself based on English (UK) practice).
- The text 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 text uses end-notes, not footnotes or parenthetical notes. (The only acceptable parenthetical notes give act, scene, and line of a play.) The edition of the play should be end-noted.
- End-notes cite city and date, but not publisher. Please refer to our Style Sheet for examples.
- End-note references include Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) where available. Please note that inclusion of available DOIs is now considered a prerequisite for final acceptance of any piece submitted to Early Theatre. For guidelines on how to check whether a DOI exists for source you are citing and how to format DOIs references, see our Style Sheet Supplement on DOIs and our Style Sheet, in particular Part B 'End-note Citation Instructions & Examples,' then 'Online Sources'.
All materials published in Early Theatre become part of the Early Theatre copyright. Authors should request permission to re-use their work; permission includes acknowledging that this journal is the first publisher of the work, and no author will be charged a fee.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.