Instructions for Authors

Any paper within the scope of the Journal will be considered for publication. Authors can
request to have their submissions double blind refereed. Electronic copies should be sent to either of the following co-editors.
Peter Harries-Jones
Edwina Taborsky.

The Editor's policy is to have at least two reports on each paper, preferably from different viewpoints. Since this is such an interdisciplinary area, the Editor welcomes suggestions from authors for appropriate referees. The Editor will make the final decision on referees and acceptance of papers. The Journal's ISSN number is 1492-3157. Articles will be archived at a suitable site once libraries and publishers agree on procedures.

The preferred format for papers is Title centered in 16 pt type. Main headings should be centred in bold 14 pt type. Secondary headings should centred in bold 12 point type, with two line spaces above and 1 below. Numbering is optional. Tertiary and later headings should be in line with the first paragraph of the section, and numbered as 2.1, 2.1.1, and so on. Number and title all figures and tables, which should be embedded in the text. Body text should be in 12 pt type. Times New Roman is preferred for MSWord or WordPerfect documents. Similar fonts should be used for PDF and ps documents. Times New Roman can be used for html submissions, but Garamond is considered more readable for web documents. Word processed documents should be full justified.

References in the text should take the form (Author date), multiple authored (Author et al date). Add page numbers if required as (Author date: xx-xx), e.g. (Shannon and Weaver 1949: 99). References like (Marx, Kapital) with no page numbers are of little value, and should be avoided

Papers should be submitted in postscript, MSWord, WordPerfect or PDF format. The last is most preferable. Submissions in Tex or dvi format may involve some delay. Authors are encouraged to use html format if they are familiar with that format. Some of the newer versions of word processors allow hyperlinking in both their own and html format. For an example of how this might be used, click on the reference date in the next paragraph. Links to other articles in the journal are probably sound. Links to off-site locations should be used only with extreme caution. Publication will be on the web at this site. Links can be established using the URL of the linked article.

Footnotes should be limited, and placed at the bottom of each page. If possible, a hypertext link to footnotes and references would helpful. There is no set limitation on article length, but articles of more than 10000 words may involve greater delays. Diagrams and figures should be positioned in the text by the author, numbered and captioned. If the article is in html format, be sure to include a descriptive title for the graphic in the html code. Links to larger versions of graphics may be suitable in some cases. . The submitted version of the paper should be as close to the electronically published version as possible (barring revisions that may be required).


Shannon, C.E. and W. Weaver: 1949, The Mathematical Theory of Communication, University of Illinois Press, Urbana.