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Guidelines for Authors and Contributors



Submission
Articles should not have been published elsewhere or be under consideration for any other publication at the time. Contributions should be no longer than 8,500 words and should be submitted as an e-mail attachment in Word to the editor, Ibrahim Aoudé: aoude@hawaii.edu Authors should also include a 100 to 150 words abstract, outlining the aims, scope and conclusions but not containing sentences from the article; a list of six key words should be suggested.

Biographical information
Correspondence should include the author’s name and current affiliation as they should appear on the journal and contact information (e-mail address, day-time phone and fax numbers, and mailing address: all to remain confidential).

Format

Articles should be submitted as Word files, double-spaced and with ample margins. All pages, including those containing only tables and figures, should be numbered consecutively.

Style

Arabic words should be transliterated in accordance with the system used by the Cataloguing Service of the Library of Congress (Bulletin 91 of September 1970). Authors are responsible for the consistency and accuracy of transliteration. Diacritical marks should be omitted unless they are imperative to the argument. Loan-words (accepted English words such as Quran, sheik, Shiite, Sunni) are spelled in accordance with the first choice listed in the American Heritage Dictionary. For the submission, please employ endnotes rather than footnotes. Endnotes should be numbered consecutively and kept to a minimum both in number and length. Bibliographical references should be checked for accuracy.

Tables and Figures

It is the responsibility of the author to obtain permission to reproduce any illustrations that may be subject to copyright, and sources should be indicated appropriately in the accompanying captions. The use of figures (diagrams, charts, graphs) and tables should be kept to a minimum, with only essential data presented. Each should be numbered consecutively, titled, and mentioned in the main text. Tables must contain editable text. Figures should be supplied as separate *editable* files where possible (preferably in EPS, Illustrator or Excel format) and not in colour. Picture files or jpegs are unsuitable for figures, but can be supplied for photographs if they are of good quality.

Copyright and permissions

The journal will be published online and in print. Authors will receive a Copyright Form for signature upon the acceptance of the article for publication. Contributors are responsible for obtaining written permission to make use, in both print and electronic media, of material for which they do not hold the copyright and for ensuring that the appropriate acknowledgements are included in their manuscripts.

Proofs

The editors reserve the right to copyedit all articles accepted for publication. Proofs will be sent by email to the authors only if essential corrections need to be made. Authors are expected to correct and return within 48 hours.

ASQ House Style:

Spelling and Punctuation US spellings and punctuation should be used (-ize, -yze). Commas and periods inside closing quote marks.

Quote marks Double quotemarks are used throughout. Single quotemarks are used for quotations within quotations.

Transliteration should be done in accordance with the system used by the Cataloguing Service of the Library of Congress (Bulletin 91 of September 1970). Authors are responsible for the consistency and accuracy of transliteration. Diacritical marks should be omitted unless they are imperative to the argument. Loan-words (accepted English words such as Quran, sheik, Shiite, Sunni) are spelled in accordance with the first choice listed in the American Heritage Dictionary.

Dates May 10, 2009; 2008-09 (but no elision for lifespans); 1980s; twenty-first century.

Tables and figures (charts, graphs, or other artwork) ) should be numbered consecutively, titled, and mentioned in the main text. Only essential data should be presented. Sources should be indicated in the accompanying captions. Tables should contain editable text. Figures should be submitted as separate, editable files where possible, with an accompanying hi-res .jpg or .gif image (grayscale, not color). Website links to pictures or maps can also be used. It is the responsibility of the author to obtain permission to reproduce any illustrations that may be subject to copyright. The copyright symbol and correct attribution should appear in the captions.

Endnotes should be numbered consecutively and kept to a minimum both in number and length. Be consistent with the reference style:

      books:
A. N. Author and A. N. Co-author, Book Title: Book Subtitle (Place: Publisher, 2001).
thereafter: Author and Co-author, Short Title, 123-126.

      chapters in book:
A. N. Author, “Chapter Title: Chapter Subtitle,” in A. N. Editor, ed., Book Title: Book Subtitle
(Place: Publisher, 2001).
thereafter: Author, “Short Title,” 123-126.

      journal articles:
A. N. Author, “Article Title: Article Subtitle”, Journal Name 5:1 (2001), 123-126.
thereafter: Author, “Short Title,” 123.

References in a reference list should be consistent:

      books:
Author, A. N. and Co-author, A. N. (2001). Book Title: Book Subtitle. Place: Publisher.

      chapters in book:
Author, A. N. (2001). Chapter Title: Chapter Subtitle. In Book Title: Book Subtitle,
ed. A. N. Editor. Place: Publisher.

      journal articles:
Author, A. N. (2001). Article Title: Article Subtitle. Journal Name, 5(1), 123-126.

References in main text should read thus:

“This is a quote” (Author, 2001: 123)
Author states that “This is a quote” (123)

Websites must be cited with a title and/or author as well as the date viewed (for example, www.name.com, accessed June 2, 2007). Do not allow the web address to contain a hyperlink or to be underlined.

Books for review should be sent to:

Salam Mir

Independent Scholar

23320 Morning Walk Drive, Ashburn, VA 20148

Email: salamd21204@yahoo.com

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