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RFR/DRF welcomes submissions of original, previously unpublished scholarly manuscripts. The journal will not consider manuscripts that are under consideration at any other journal or publication nor does it consider manuscripts that have been previously published in any format – this includes digital publications as well as translations of already published articles.
1. Manuscripts submitted should not exceed 10,000 words, including references, footnotes and endnotes (see Citations & References section below for formatting details on references, footnotes and citation within the text). The use of footnotes is strongly discouraged with endnotes used only when absolutely necessary.
2. Submit a title page that is separate from the rest of the manuscript. The title page should have the following information: article title, author’s name and institutional affiliation, postal address, e-mail address and telephone number.
3. Submit a separate page that includes an abstract of no more than 150 words and a brief author’s note no longer than 50 words that includes author’s institutional affiliation and research interests pertinent to the manuscript.
4. To ensure anonymity, the text of the manuscript should be free of all information that identifies the author – this includes author’s name and references to the author’s own work. Should the author’s own work be referenced in the manuscript, it should be cited on a separate page from the manuscript text.
5. Online manuscript submission must adhere to the following file formats: .doc, .docx or .rtf (Manuscripts submitted in pdf format will not be accepted).
6. If manuscript contains figures or illustrations please submit each of these as separate files.
7. The author assumes full responsibility for obtaining and has obtained or shall obtain all necessary assignments, waivers, consents, and acknowledgements in writing for use and reproduction of any copyrighted work (e.g., text, figures, illustrations, photographs, etc.) within the manuscript.
8. Unless the author advises RFR/DRF in writing to the contrary, the author represents that she/he is the sole and exclusive author of the manuscript and that (i) the manuscript has not been submitted or is otherwise under consideration at any other journal or publication; and (ii) has not been previously published – this includes digital publications as well as translations of previously published articles.
9. Editors reserve the right to make minor editorial changes to manuscripts that are to be published by RFR/DRF. Should major editorial changes be required, authors will be notified.
Citations & References
Submissions should follow the author-date system of documentation, with limited footnotes, as outlined in the Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.). For more information and many more detailed examples you can refer to chapter 15 of The Chicago Manual of Style. See also the Chicago Manual of Style Online: Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide from http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html)
Reference list at the end of the manuscript must include all works cited in the text, including citations in footnotes or endnotes. References not cited in the text should not appear in the reference list. Authors will be asked to make necessary corrections to manuscripts if they do not meet these criteria.
I. Footnotes and Endnotes
Note: Endnotes placed at the end of the manuscript are preferred to Footnotes.
The use of footnotes is strongly discouraged and should be kept to an absolute minimum. Footnotes are used for material commenting on or adding to the text and should be used instead of parenthetical citations for citations of more than three works, archival materials, unpublished interviews, and legal cases. Within footnotes, second and later citations of a work should refer to the author’s last name and date. Do not use op. cit., they should be numbered and formatted as follows: author’s last name followed by year, title, place of publication, publisher and page number.
1 For an example of this kind of analysis, see Bannerji, Himani.1995. Thinking Through: Essays on Feminism, Marxism and Anti-Racism. Toronto: Women’s Press, 29.
Endnotes should be clearly numbered, located at the end of the manuscript before the references and formatted as follows: author’s last name followed by year, title, place of publication, publisher and page number.
1 See the work of Jiwani, Yasmin. 2006. Discourses of Denial: Meditations on Race, Gender, and Violence. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 30.
II. Citations & References
Citations in the text of manuscript
Citations of works within the text are given by placing author’s last name and year of publication in parentheses, e.g., (Smith 1992, 64) and are linked to an alphabetical list of references at the end of the article. See below for examples.
Multiple works cited within text should be given chronologically, e.g., (Smith 1992; Bannerji 1994).
List of References
List of references at end of manuscript has to include all works mentioned in the body of the manuscript as well as in footnotes and endnotes.
Jamal, Amina. 2013. Jamaat-e-Islami Women in Pakistan: Vanguard of a New Modernity? New York: Syracuse University Press.
Example citation in the text of manuscript: (Jamal 2013, 25)
Two or more authors
Wane, Njoki Nathani, Katerina Deliovsky, and Erica Lawson. 2002. Back to the Drawing Board: African-Canadian Feminisms. Toronto: Women’s Press.
Example citation in the text of manuscript: (Wane, Deliovsky and Lawson 2002, 30)
For four or more authors, list all of the authors in the reference list; in the text, list only the first author, followed by et al. (“and others”) as in:
(Eichler et al. 2010)
More than one citation by same author
Rai, Shirin. 2002. Gender and Political Economy of Development: From Nationalism to Globalisation. London: Polity.
———. 2003. “Knowledge and/as Power: A Feminist Critique of Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights.” Gender, Technology and Development 7(1):91-113.
Editor, translator, or compiler in addition to author
Richard, Nelly. 2004. The Insubordination of Signs: Political Change, Cultural Transformation, and Poetics of the Crisis. Translated by Alice A. Nelson and Silvia R. Tandeciarz. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press.
Example citation in the text of manuscript: (Richard 2004, 120)
Chapter or other part of a book
Alarcón, Norma. 2003. “Anzaldúa’s Frontera: Inscribing Gynetics.” In Chicana Feminisms: A Reader, edited by Gabriela F.Arredondo, Aída Hurtado, Norma Klahn, Olga Nájera-Ramírez, and Patricia Zavella, 354-370. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press.
Example citation in the text of manuscript: (Alarcón 2003, 355)
Chapter of an edited volume originally published elsewhere
Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty. 2010. “Can the Subaltern Speak?” In Reflections on the History of an Idea: Can the Subaltern Speak?, edited by Rosalind C. Morris, 237-290. New York: Columbia University Press. Originally published in Cary Nelson and Lawrence Grossberg, editors, Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture (Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1988).
Example citation in the text of manuscript: (Spivak 2010, 238)
Preface, foreword, introduction, or similar part of a book
Bambara,Toni Cade. 1983. Refugees of a World on Fire, Foreword of This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa, editors, vi-viii. New York: Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press.
Example citation in the text of manuscript: (Bambara 1983, vii)
Book published electronically
For books consulted online, list a URL; include an access date if available. If no fixed page numbers are available, you can include a section title or a chapter or other number.
Haque, Eve. 2012. Multiculturalism Within a Billingual Framework: Language, Race and Belonging in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. Kindle Edition.
Example citation in the text of manuscript: (Haque 2012, 34)
Article in a print journal
With one author:
Burfoot, Annette. 2010. "Feminist Technoscience: A Solution to Theoretical Conundrums and the Wane of Feminist Politics?” Resources for Feminist Research/Documentation sur la recherche féministe 33 (3/4):71-93.
Example citation in the text of manuscript: (Burfoot 2010, 73)
With more than one author:
Reimer, Marilee, and Melanie Ste-Marie. 2010. “Denied Access: The Focus on Medicalized Support Services and “Depressed” Women Students in the Corporate University.” Resources for Feminist Research/Documentation sur la recherche féministe 33 (3/4):137-159.
Example citation in the text of manuscript: (Reimer and Ste-Marie 2010, 138)
Author with more than one article in same year:
Lugones, María. 1990a. “Hispaneando y Lesbiando: On Sarah Hoagland’s Lesbian Ethics.” Hypatia 5(3):138–46.
———. 1990b. “Structure/Antistructure and Agency under Oppression.” Journal of Philosophy 87(10):500–507.
Article in an online journal
Include a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) if the journal lists one. A DOI is a permanent ID that, when appended to http://dx.doi.org/ in the address bar of an Internet browser, will lead to the source. If no DOI is available, list a URL. Include an access date if available.
Brah, Avtar and Phoenix, Ann. 2004. “Ain’t I A Woman? Revisiting Intersectionality.” Journal of International Women's Studies, 5(3), 75-86. Available at: http://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol5/iss3/8
Example citation in the text of manuscript: (Brah and Phoenix 2004, 83)
Mercedes Bengoechea, Mercedes. 2013. “Feminist Translation? No Way! Spanish Specialised Translators’ Disinterest in Feminist Translation.” Women’s Studies International Forum 42:94-103. Accessed February 27, 2014. Doi: 10.1016/j.wsif.2013.06.009
Example citation in the text of manuscript: (Bengoechea 2013, 95)
Vanstone, Gail. 2010. Review of Cinematic Howling: Women’s Films, Women’s Film Theories, by Hoi F. Cheu, Vancouver: UBC Press, 2007.
Example citation in the text of manuscript: (Vanstone 2010)
Oakley, M. Anne. 1993. “Women Creating Spaces: Feminist Practice in an Institution.” PhD dissertation, University of Toronto.
Example citation in the text of manuscript: (Oakley 1993, 46)
Sloat, Amanda L. 2004. “Integrating Women: The Gendered Dimension of EU Enlargement.” Paper presented at the European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR)—Second Pan-European Conference Standing Group on EU Politics, Bologna, June 25.
Magazine or newspaper article:
Biggs, Joanna. 2013. “Feminism is on a high – but it needs a strong intellectual voice.” The Observer, Sunday 19 December.
A citation to website content can often be limited to a mention in the text (“On November 18, 2013 Feminist Frequency discussed on its website . . .”). If a more formal citation is desired, it may be styled as in the example below. Include an access date or, if available, a date that the site was last modified. In the absence of a date of publication, use the access date or last-modified date as the basis of the citation,
Feminist Frequency. 2013. “Ms. Male Character – Tropes vs. Women.” November 18
Example citation in the text of manuscript: (Feminist Frequency 2013)
UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. 1979. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (Resolution 34/180). New York: United Nations.
Mountains that Take Wing – Angela Davis & Yuri Kochiyama: A Conversation on Life, Struggles & Liberation. 2011. Directed by C.A. Griffith and H.L.T. Quan. New York: Women Make Movies.
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