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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 journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

When submitting your article, please supply it as a word document (or equivalent), and include an abstract (150 words maximum) and keywords (about 5) at the beginning of the document. Articles should be no more than 6000 words long (including abstract, keywords, references, footnotes etc). Please also supply a short biographical note, ideally with your email address (so that readers can contact you), in a separate document (not to be seen by peer-reviewers, but to be included at the end of all accepted and published articles).

Please also submit your article in the journal’s house style, according to the format below.


All submissions should conform to the following Networking Knowledge style guidelines:


The title of the paper[Ariel title case 20pt bold]

NAME OF AUTHOR, [Ariel12pt upper case] University[Ariel 12pt title case italic]

ABSTRACT[Ariel 12pt upper case bold]

Abstract body text [Times New Roman 12pt - No Indents, except for quotes – Single Spacing]

KEYWORDS[Ariel 12pt upper case bold]

Keywords body text [Times New Roman 12pt – Single Spacing]

Article body text [Times New Roman 12pt - No Indents, except for quotes – Single Spacing]

Subheadings[Ariel 12pt bold]

References[Ariel 12pt bold]:

Clover, C. J. (1992) Men, Women and Chainsaws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film, New Jersey: Princeton University Press

Public Relations Institute of Australia (2008) ‘About us', [online], 30 May. Available at Accessed 17 June 2008.

Hunt, P. (1999) ‘Hail the Conquering Hero: Celebrating the Genius of Writer-Director Preston Sturges’, MovieMaker, 33, April-May, 40-42

Lehman, P. (1993) ‘Don’t Blame this on a Girl’, in S. Cohan and I. R. Hark (eds), Screening the Male: Exploring Masculinities in Hollywood Cinema, London: Routledge, pp. 103-117


Footnotes [Times New Roman 10 pt]


Embedded quotations should in single quote marks. (Quote marks within a quotation should be double quote marks.) Ellipses added by article author to a quotation should be in square brackets: […]


In text citations: "([Author(s) surname] [Year], [page number])" - e.g.: (Clover 1992, 53). Note: do not include 'p. ' or 'pp.'; and do not place a comma between author surname and year


If author is mentioned outside of brackets, use full name. If cited in brackets, surname only.


If author has been mentioned in the same sentence, citation should not include author's surname - e.g.: Carol Clover asks whether males can identify with 'screen females in fear and pain' (1992, 5)


If source is by more than three authors, in-text citations (whether in brackets or not) should refer to "[first author] et al."


Links to access references online should have URLs ready to click (e.g.,


In References list names before year should be formatted '[surname], [initial].'. Names after date should be '[initial] [surname]'


In References list include 'p.' or 'pp.' only for book chapters (see Lehman 1993 above). No 'p.' or 'pp.' for any other type of item



If images are to be included, please ensure:

1. Make sure there are no copyright issues that are not covered by 'fair use'; cf

2. Supply copyright owner's name and a brief caption

3. Image resolution should be 300dpi



Nb. for a downloadable version of these guidelines, with examples of fonts etc., please contact that journal editor