Guidelines for contributors (download
Since ephemera is run by a collective who organize the whole review, production and publishing process of the journal, we ask you to follow our guidelines in preparing your manuscript for submission to ephemera.
Submission and review
All contributions should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. We accept a variety of submissions. Traditional academic papers should normally be no longer than 8000 words. Notes are usually shorter pieces of writing (2000-4000 words) less ‘academic’ in style. If you would like to write a book review, please get in touch with our reviews editors. If you are thinking of conducting or submitting an interview, please also get in touch with us.
We are also open to other submission, especially those that make use of the flexibility of the online medium with visual and audio materials. All contributions must be written in English and should not usually have been published, or submitted for publication, in another forum. Translations of work published in languages other than English will be considered. All contributions will be reviewed by two referees with academic expertise in the appropriate area.
ephemera works with a Creative Commons Licence which allows others to copy, distribute and transmit the work, so long as the work is attributed to the author(s); it allows noncommercial use of the work, but it does not allow others to alter, transform or build upon the work. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/. Because copyright remains with you, ephemera doesn’t provide you with a contract. You are also free to use your work as you please (e.g. reprint it elsewhere).
ephemera is now also listed on the online databases Proquest, EBSCO and Scopus; while ephemera does not expect financial gain from these arrangements (and if there are minor ones, they will be used solely to support ephemera’s work), these organisations use work published in ephemera for commercial purposes. By submitting your work to ephemera, you agree to all of these conditions.
As a rule, please keep your formatting simple. Please submit your work in a standard font (e.g. Times New Roman), 12pt, double-spaced, with no special alignment or spacing, but single spaces (one line) between paragraphs. Please only use a maximum of two levels of headings, clearly distinguishable (i.e. first bold, second italicized). Words in headings (and titles of books) should not be capitalized. You are allowed to use footnotes, but try to keep these to a minimum. Emphasis in text should be italicized, not underlined.
Abstract and biographical note
Your submission should include an abstract (no keywords) and a biographical note. You may also include pictures or videos. The abstract should be no longer than 250 words for papers, and are not needed for reviews or notes. The biographical note can be up to 100 words, should include as much personal and professional information as you like, including contact details, and can be in any style (e.g. poems are also allowed). You may also provide an acknowledgment.
We use the Harvard referencing style. We use single ‘quotation marks’ only, with ‘the exception of “quotes” within quotes’, with punctuation marks ‘outside the quotation marks’, unless they are a part of it, followed by a bracket like: (Author, Year: Page).
Quotes that are longer than one sentence should be put into an indented block, without quotation marks and with a text size of 10pt. The quote should be ended with a full stop before the reference. (Author, Year: Page)
Please very carefully check that your list of references at the end of the article corresponds to citations in the text, i.e. please check that there are not too many or too few references in the list, check publication year etc. We would appreciate your care here as we always spend significant amounts of time correcting reference lists. Please adapt these style guidelines:
Ansell Pearson, K. (1999) Germinal life. London: Routledge.
Bergson, H. (1991) Matter and memory, trans. N.M. Paul and W.S. Palmer. New York: Zone Books.
Vries, H. de and S. Weber (eds.) (1997) Violence, identity and self-determination. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
Chia, R. (1998) ‘From complexity science to complex thinking: Organization as simple location’, Organization, 5(3): 341-370.
De Cock, C., J. Fitchett and C. Volkmann (2009) ‘Myths of a near past: Envisioning finance capitalism anno 2007’, ephemera, 9(1): 8-25.
Calas, M.B. and L. Smircich (1996) ‘From “the woman’s” point of view: Feminist approaches to organization studies’, in S. Clegg, C. Hardy and W.R. Nord (eds.) Handbook of organization studies. London: Sage.
Brigham, M.P. (2001) ‘The becoming of becoming’, paper presented at the 17th EGOS Colloquium, Lyon, France, July 5-7.
Web pages and websites
Lee, T. (2001) ‘West Bank / West End’, discussion thread posted 12-03-01 at 20:13 to anticolony webboard [http://www.c6.org/evol/anticolony/ board/read.php?f=1&i=1& t=1].
Partnership@work (2002) ‘Partnership - mini case studies: Co-operative Bank’ [http://www.partnership-at-work.com].
Booth, R. (2010) ‘WikiLeaks: What happens next?’, Financial Times, 7 December.