Volume 2 (2007-2008):
(Re)Thinking Caribbean Culture
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: BOOK REVIEWS
Please direct all reviews, queries concerning reviews,
and books for review to Ed
Brandon. He may be reached via email by clicking
Further information (including regular mailing address, etc.) is available on his
Completed reviews should be sent via e-mail as an attachment (in
the form of a Word, Wordperfect or .rtf document) and should be accompanied by:
Your name and
institutional affiliation, if any; and
contact information (this should include a
functioning e-mail address which you regularly access and, where
applicable, the URL of a homepage, faculty page and / or other information
In preparing your review, please observe the following
Your submission should typically be no more than 3000
words in length.
Please use the English as opposed to the American model of spelling
(e.g. 'colour' is preferable to 'color').
Your submission should be
The font used should be
Verdana (10 point).
Page numbers should be located in the
top right hand
corner of each page.
The title of the book in question should be written in
and centred at the top of the
first page, preceded by the author's name (e.g. WILLIAM
Your name should appear below this
lower case, regular font and preceded by 'Reviewed by' (e.g.
Reviewed by John Smith).
Full bibliographical information should
appear next, aligned to the left of the page (e.g. Reader, Soran, ed.
The Philosophy of Need. Royal
Institute of Philosophy Supplement 57. Cambridge: CUP, 2005.
ISBN-13: 9780521678445. pp. v+251).
Paragraphs should not be indented. Rather, a single
space should be left between paragraphs.
for links to useful information on essay writing in general and the MLA Style in
In matters of documentation, etc., you should follow the
MLA Style as set out in the MLA Handbook.
Footnotes should be used rather than endnotes:
short quotations (i.e. under two to three
lines) should be indicated by double-inverted commas (i.e. "like this");
(i.e. three lines or more) should be double-indented (i.e. indented from each
margin) without quotation marks.
should be placed in brackets
immediately following the quotation and should not be preceded by
'p.' or 'pp.' For example: Harris terms the nineteenth century
realist novel a "novel of persuasion" (22). Relevant documentation
information should not be included here but in the list of works
consulted (see above).
Quotes inside quotes
indicated by single-inverted commas.
Single quotation marks should be
used to isolate particular linguistic items (e.g. The term 'creolisation' is a contested one.) and
emphasis (e.g. Various theories of the mind amount to no more than metaphors.).
Submissions which fail to follow these guidelines may be
returned to the author for revision prior to consideration.