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The style guide for Process Studies is the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (6th edition), Ed. Joseph Gibaldi. This style guide is readily available, easy to use, and continually corrected and updated as new forms of documentation are needed. Authors may also use the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3rd Edition).

The MLA Style Manual is widely used and summary versions are available in many handbooks and on the World Wide Web. Most of the potential authors for Process Studies will already be familiar with the MLA style guide since it is currently used by over 125 scholarly and literary journals, newsletters, and magazines with circulations over one thousand; by hundreds of smaller periodicals; and by many university and commercial presses. MLA style is commonly followed not only in the United States but in Canada and other countries as well; Japanese and Chinese translations of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers are available.

Manuscript Preparation

Manuscripts should be typed, double-spaced, including references and notes. Use MLA style for citation. An electronic copy should be sent to the editor:

Prof. Daniel Dombowski
Process Studies
Dept of Philosophy
Seattle University, Seattle, WA 98122
E-mail: [email protected]

Manuscripts submitted to Process Sudies will be sent out by the editor to 2 or 3 experts in the topic area in a double-blind assessment process, assuming the editor's first assessment of the manuscripts concludes that the manuscripts are appropriate in content and style for more formal assessment in consideration for publication. Submission of an article is taken to imply that it has not previously been published in English and is not being considered for publication by another journal or as part of a book. Copyright is assigned to the journal for published articles. Authors may use their own material in other publications, provided that Process Studies provides permission (through the editor) and the original place of publication is acknowledged. Neither the editor nor the journal is responsible for every proposition expressed in the journal; authors retain responsibility for any defamatory or untruthful claim which they may make.

The Editor encourages scholars to propose Special Focus sections on a theme appropriate to Process Studies. Normally, these special focus sections consist of no more than 3 or 4 articles, all of which will be assessed in the same manner as normal manuscripts and limited to 8,000 words each.

Accepted Manuscripts

Manuscripts accepted for publication should be submitted in MSWord or WordPerfect. Recent versions of these programs are required. Files should be PC based (MAC users should save in PC format on a PC compatible disk). You may save your document as a RTF (Rich Text Format) file to ensure basic compatibility.

Electronic manuscripts should be minimally formatted. That is, please do not include running headers, page numbers, or non-standard margins. Use standard fonts such as TimesRoman. It is much easier for us, if endnotes are not formatted as notes in your word processor, but simply as additional text at the end of the essay. But if you use the automatic footnote/endnote feature in your word processor, we can strip them out for you.

In general, remember that when we prepare your manuscript for the journal's layout, the more "basic" your formatting is, the easier it is for us to cleanly convert it to our layout software.

If you have questions about preparing your electronic manuscript, or if you want to ask about the compatibility of your word processor should you not have Word or WordPerfect, please contact Jeanyne Slettom , Managing Editor.

First proofs of articles will be sent to the authors for a careful proofing: only minor changes will be accepted at this stage: corrections should be confined to typographical errors. Manuscripts will not be returned by the editor. Authors of manuscripts accepted for publication will receive three copies of the issue in which their article is published.