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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).
  • QED employs a double-anonymous peer-review system for all scholarly article submissions. To ensure anonymity, there should be no identifying information in the submitted Word document.

  • The submission is a Microsoft Word document.The text is double-spaced (including all quotations, notes, and captions); uses a 12-point font; 1-inch, left-aligned margins; employs italics, rather than underlining.

  • Character and space count is listed on title page. (Necessary in determining typeset article length.)
  • Manuscript adheres to Chicago Manual of Style endnote system (not footnote or author-date). Endnotes are embedded using the MS Word reference tool. All citations and endnotes are complete, with endnote in-text numbering correctly corresponding with related note in endnote section.

  • Manuscript adheres to MSU Press Journals Style Guide.

  • All images, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. Figures are appropriately and consistently labeled throughout (Figure 1, Figure 2, Table 1, Table 2, etc.). Captions are included where necessary.

  • You are able to obtain permission for any photographs, maps, and other graphics appearing in your article. Use the QED Permission Request Letter to obtain permission from the rightsholder. An issue cannot publish until MSU Press has the proof of permission on file.

  • NOTE: During step 3 of this submission process, you will be given a chance to upload all figures, graphics, images as supplementary files. Images should be minimum 300 dpi at planned publication size. Image files are appropriately labeled to correspond to what they are called within the text (Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc.).

Author Guidelines

Submissions accepted for consideration:

1). Original Research Manuscripts, 10,000 word maximum (including endnotes), Chicago Manual of Style, endnote-style citations only;

2). Original Article-Length Non-Academic Essays, 5,000 word maximum.

Submissions are accepted only in MS-Word format. Upon creating an account, you will be asked to enter information about yourself and your article. There should be no identifying information [i.e. the name(s), affiliation(s) of the author(s)] in the document itself for purposes of blind review. Upload files containing all tables and figures as supplemental materials. Retain both print and electronic copies of your work to guard against loss in transit. A confirmation note will be sent immediately after the submission is received.

BOOK REVIEWS: Standard Book Reviews for QED should be 800–1,200 words although, depending on the book being reviewed, they may be shorter or longer. Book reviewers should discuss the length of the review with the Book Review Editor before writing. Reviews should be accessibly written with an audience in mind that is comprised of academics, activists, and artists interested in GLBTQ issues. Inquiries should be sent to: Shinsuke Eguchi, Book Review Editor.

FILM REVIEWS: Please review these instructions before submission. Contact Bernadette Marie Calafell with any questions at calafell@gonzaga.edu.

EDITORIAL POLICY

All manuscripts submitted for publication must be original work that has not been published previously and is not currently under consideration by any other publication. All contributions will be peer reviewed by QED Editorial Board members and external reviewers. Response time is typically three months from date of submission. Contributions are accepted on a rolling basis. Authors must be willing to respond to reviewers’ comments, make revisions, and review page proofs in a timely manner. A tentative schedule will be provided at time of submission acceptance.

MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION

QED follows the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed., and uses endnote-style citations. Refer to the to the QED Style Sheet to prepare your manuscript for submission.

QED STYLE SHEET

IMAGES AND DERIVATIVE MATERIALS

  • It is the author’s obligation and responsibility to determine and satisfy copyright and/or other use restrictions prior to submitting materials to MSU Press for publication.
  • Images must be submitted as supplementary, clearly-labeled files at time of submission.
  • All images must be minimum 300 dpi at planned publication size.
  • Citations, permissions, and captions are required upon submission for all images.
  • We cannot publish such materials without an accompanying signed permissions letter.

Scholarly Articles

Original research manuscripts, 10,000 word maximum (including endnotes). Chicago Manual of Style, endnote-style citations only.

Activist Essays

Original article-length non-academic essays, 5,000 word maximum. Please provide a brief abstract about the theme of your essay.

Book Reviews

Standard Book Reviews for QED should be 800–1,200 words although, depending on the book being reviewed, they may be shorter or longer. Book reviewers should discuss the length of the review with the Book Review Editor before writing. Reviews should be accessibly written with an audience in mind that is comprised of academics, activists, and artists interested in GLBTQ issues. Inquiries should be sent to: Shinsuke Eguchi, Book Review Editor.

The following information should be placed at the start of each review:

Word Count:

Title in Italics. By Author/Editor. City, ST: Publisher, 2011; x + 300 pp., $50.00 cloth, $20.00 paper, $40.00 ebook.

Following the publication information and word count, a good book review should be timely and consider the following*:

  • The intended audience(s) for the book and who would find it useful (i.e., professors, graduate students, undergraduate students, practitioners, etc.)
  • The book's thesis, its main ideas and major objectives, and how effectively these are accomplished
  • The theoretical, political, or social contexts that create the impetus for the book (i.e., what conversation is the book entering; what is the book responding to)
  • The methods and sources used in the book
  • Constructive comments about the book's strengths and weaknesses

Beneath the review, you should include your name, institutional affiliation, and country on the right side as you would like it to be printed.

Example:

Shinsuke Eguchi
University of New Mexico
USA

* If the book you are reviewing is a memoir, work of fiction or work of other creative non-fiction, please consider including the following:

  • A brief synopsis of the book's main parts: key characters, scenes, themes, interactions, tensions and the like
  • A discussion of the narrative structure of the book, the writing style, and overall readability
  • A recommendation of the book (i.e., strong or weak), and for which audiences you would recommend it

Typically, reviews of these kinds of books will be only 500-800 words.

Film and Video Reviews

QED accepts reviews of GLBTQ films and videos. Standard Film and Video reviews for QED should be 800–1,200 words although, depending on the film/video being reviewed, they may be shorter or longer. Film/video reviewers should discuss the length of the review with the Film/Video Review Editor before writing. Reviews should be accessibly written with an audience in mind that is comprised of academics, activists, and artists interested in GLBTQ issues. Inquiries should be sent to: Benadette Marie Calafell, film/video review editor.

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