For Authors

Manuscript preparation

The Manuscripts submitted to the EJG must be conform to the following rules:

It should include a short abstract of the article of no more than three hundred (300) words.

Double-space the text in 12-point Times New Roman font, except for quotes of five lines or more which should be indented on both sides and single-spaced in 10-point font.

Place any table or figure on a separate page, and insert each page into the text immediately following the first reference to the specific table or figure. Number the pages.

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EJG asks contributors to adhere to the following guidelines:

Offer your readers vigorous, concise prose in the active voice. Choose vivid verbs and expressions that clearly communicate your meaning. Avoid excessive use of ‘insider’ jargon.

We prefer spellings to conform to the 11th Edition Revised of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008). Use -ize in preference to -ise as a verbal ending (e.g. realize, specialize). Note, however, several words correctly end in -ise (e.g. advertise, exercise); note also analyse (English spelling), not analyze (American). Elsewhere, wherever possible, indigenous spelling should be used, such as Milošević rather than Milosevic. Double-check the spelling of non-English words.

All acronyms or non-obvious abbreviations should be spelled out, then referred to in their abbreviated form from than onwards. For instance, United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda, thereafter UNAMIR. In general, abbreviations appear without periods, e.g., US, not U.S.

One space, not two, follows any mark of punctuation that ends a sentence, whether a period, a colon, a question mark, an exclamation point, or closing quotation marks.

Items in a series are normally separated by commas. When a conjunction joins the last two elements in a series, a comma—known as the serial or series comma or the Oxford comma—should appear before the conjunction.

An “en dash” (–), not a hyphen (-), should be used to connect numbers, especially page numbers in footnotes. Amplifying or explanatory elements should be set off by an “em dash” (—), as in the second sentence of point five above.

In non-technical contexts, the following numbers are spelled out: whole numbers from one through one hundred, round numbers, and any number beginning a sentence. For other numbers, numerals are used.

All dates should be in the format of April 6, 1994.

For other style queries, please consult and adhere to the recommendations in The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition.