JLS Submission Details


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The JLS invites essays in English of 6000-8000 words in length. Contributors are encouraged to contact the Editor prior to submission, including an abstract of the proposed essay. All manuscripts should be submitted electronically to the Editor-in-Chief, Martin Willis, at m.willis@westminster.ac.uk. Manuscripts should be double spaced in 12 point Times New Roman font and should follow the current MLA Style guidelines. This can be presently found in the MLA Handbook For Writers of Research Papers: Seventh Edition (2009). Any illustrations should be submitted separately and their placement within the essay clearly indicated.

The JLS sends out all manuscripts for peer review anonymously and all Readers’ Reports are returned anonymously. The editors aim to return Readers’ Reports to authors within 3 months of submission and, wherever possible, to publish all accepted essays within 12 months of first submission.

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The journal’s full title is the Journal for Literature and Science, and its first issue was 1.1 (Winter 2007). It presently publishes annually. All page numbers to individual essays can be found when accessing the PDF file of that essay. The journal’s ISSN is 1754-646X.

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