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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 press for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor)
  • The submission file is in the Microsoft Word file format
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided
  • Center all headings and use the same consistent type size and face for headings and subheadings (e.g., Headings are size 14, Subheadings are size 12, third subheading size 10)
  • Use the same font
  • Use only one space after a period, semicolon, or colon
  • Use an em dash (or two hyphens) for a dash (no space on either side)
  • Include no extra space between paragraphs
  • Use the tab key to indent (not spacebar)
  • Use italics for Latin names
  • Foreign words and terms, including place names, should be spelled with appropriate diacritical marks (e.g., glottal stop, macron)
  • Citations or references must be formatted as Endnotes, Chicago Manual of Style
  • Save each chapter or section in a separate file, labeled clearly with your name and the chapter number (e.g., Doe 12).
  • Submit high-resolution digital images saved as PNG, TIF, GIF, or JPG.
  • The image must be at least 300 DPI
  • Do not embed digital versions of the images, illustrations, etc., in the text files; instead, provide a separate file for each image submitted in digital form
  • Label each digital file by chapter and image number (e.g., Ch2-12)
  • Insert callouts in the manuscripts instructing where the image should be placed. Use the name of the digital file name (e.g., [Ch2-12])
  • You must obtain written permission from copyright holders to reproduce images or to reprint extended passages from works that are not in the public domain, unless the doctrine of “fair use” applies

Author Guidelines

Proposals may be submitted any time to the ATLA open access monograph imprint Editor-in-Chief by sending an email to memberrep@atla.com. Proposals should include the following:

-Your full name, contact information, and a current Curriculum Vitae
-A general description of the proposed book, including a brief overview of its subject matter, why it is needed/useful, how it will be written or compiled, who the intended audience is, and how it would differ from any other similar already published titles
- A prospective table of contents with brief chapter information as well as any noteworthy additional features (e.g. appendices)
-A reasonable “guess-timate” of expected completion and submission date

Prospective authors should not only feel free but are encouraged to contact the ATLA monographs Editor-in-Chief in advance of submitting a full proposal for help or guidance in developing a book idea.