Explorations Style Guide
General Style Guidelines (updated Fall 2015)
- Completed papers only (no first drafts)
- MS Word documents only (.doc or .docx)
- Label file [last name]_[first name]_[title of article] .doc or .docx
- 30 pages or less, inclusive of references
- 12 pt. font in Times New Roman
- Margins no less than: 1.25″ right and left margins; 1″ top and bottom
- Remove all headers and footers, table of contents is not necessary
- If headings are used within the paper, they should be consistent and not numbered
- Include a 100-150 word abstract
- If submitting images, tables or charts, include captions and source information. Images should be in jpeg format and minimum
- 300 dpi resolution. Original photographs will not be returned.
- Author’s name, current status (i.e. PhD student), department and university/college affiliation, mailing address, phone and email should be included on a cover-page. Author’s name should not appear anywhere else in the paper, to allow for blind review.
- References (following the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed. Sections 16.90- 16.120):
- No in-text references. Endnotes ONLY. Number endnotes using Arabic numerals and include all necessary reference information. Avoid excessive abbreviation.
- References should be included after endnotes, on a separate page entitled “References.” Full citation information of all references used should be provided, following the “Author-Date system” as outlined in the Chicago Manual of Style, sections 16.90-120
- Book reviews are strictly limited to 250-500 words.
Andaya, Barbara Watson. 1993. “Upstreams and Downstreams in Early Modern Sumatra.” Historian 57 (3):537-52.
Gladney, Dru C. 1991. Muslim Chinese: Ethnic Nationalism in the People’s Republic. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.