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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 file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • Graphic files are accepted if supplied as Tiff files (.tiff). High-quality printouts are needed for all figures. The minimum line weight for line art is 0.5 point for optimal printing. When a manuscript has been accepted, authors are required to obtain and provide to the editor all necessary permissions to reproduce in print and electronic form any copyrighted work, including art work.
  • All manuscripts must include an abstract containing a maximum of 120 words typed on a separate page. After the abstract, supply up to five keywords or brief phrases.
  • Authors of manuscripts describing research using human participants are required to comply with APA ethical standards in the treatment of human participants. Please provide full grant acknowledgment information in the final draft of accepted manuscripts.

Author Guidelines

Submission. Authors do not have to register at this site. Submit manuscripts only as electronic files (.rtf or .doc file) to the general editor at diederikjanssen@gmail.com.

Manuscript preparation. Culture, Society & Masculinities publishes regular articles (up to about 8,000 words), brief reports (2,500 to 3,000 words), and reviews of books and media. Authors should prepare manuscripts according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed., 2009). Please visit our Style Checklist page for details. Formatting instructions and instructions on the preparation of abstracts, text with designated headers (A-level through C-level), references, tables, and figures appear in the Manual. All copy must be double-spaced. For online help please visit http://www.apastyle.org.

Abstract and keywords. All manuscripts must include an abstract containing a maximum of 120 words typed on a separate page. After the abstract supply up to five keywords or brief phrases.

References. References should be listed in alphabetic order (also double-spaced). Each listed reference should be cited in the text and each text citation should be listed in the References. No spaces between authors’ initials.

Figures. High-quality printouts are needed for all figures (300 dpi). The minimum line weight for line art is 0.5 point for optimal printing. Provide pictures numbered, and accompanied with full copyright notices.

Language and translation. Men’s Studies Press is committed to publishing papers in English by authors from around the world. In order to ensure minimal costs at the stage of final editing of manuscripts, but to encourage the widest possible representation of authors from different cultures whose mother tongue is not English, experience has led the Press to establish the following policy: If the principal author’s first language is not English and the manuscript is below the standards of scholarly communication, the author must have the manuscript translated before it is submitted, even if the author has written a draft of the text in English. The translator’s CV must be included with the manuscript when it is submitted and the translator will be named in the Acknowledgments note. While many authors are multilingual as readers and speakers, the matter of ease of communication to our readership of the author’s ideas as writers has prompted this policy. Editors of the journals will work closely with authors to implement this policy of the Press. Each editor is authorized by the Press to work out the details of special cases where the cost or availability of a translator poses a problem to the author.