Manuscripts should be submitted in electronic form to email@example.com for consideration, and should generally follow the Chicago Manual of Style. (Paper submissions by snail-mail will have to be discussed directly with the editor-in-chief using the aforementioned email address.)
Submitted manuscripts are processed if they have not been published previously and are not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (Please see the information detailing our editorial process.)
All electronic manuscripts should be submitted in either MS Word format OR LaTeX (which should include the original source file, together with all style files and figures). Additionally, every electronic manuscript should also be accompanied by a pdf version.
Since Limina employs a rigorous double-blind peer-review process, all references to the author or authors of the paper submitted for consideration should be thoroughly removed from the paper prior to submission to our review board. While the author's or authors' initial submission does not have to be purged of authorial identification, once the paper is accepted for review by the Managing Editors, a suitably de-identified version of the paper will be requested from the submitting author or authors in order to initiate the double-blind review process.
Papers should be as concise and as clearly written as possible, but no manuscript should exceed 6,000 words. An abstract of between 150 to 300 words should accompany the manuscript, containing its background, rationale, and main conclusions.
Given the inter- and multidisciplinary nature of Limina, papers should be conceived and written for a well-informed and highly-trained general academic audience. Extended technical discussions intended for the expert reader should be reserved for a suitable footnote; or, for longer, more elaborate technical considerations (such as an important mathematical calculation or derivation), a suitable set of appendices should be created at the end of the paper.
Illustrations (photographs, drawings, diagrams, and charts) are to be numbered in one consecutive series of Arabic numerals. The captions for illustrations should be typed on a separate sheet of paper. Photographs should be large, glossy prints, showing high contrast. Drawings should be high-quality laser prints or should be prepared with India ink. Either original drawings or good-quality photographic prints are acceptable. Identify figures on the back with the author's name and number of the illustration. Electronic artwork should be in eps or pdf format (1200 dpi for line drawings and 300 dpi for half-tones and gray-scale art).
Tables should be numbered (preferably with Roman numerals) and referred to by number in the text. Each table should be typed on a separate sheet of paper.
All references cited in the text are to be listed at the end of the paper in alphabetical order under the first author's name. References and in-text citations should generally follow the Chicago Manual of Style guidelines.
Footnotes should be numbered using a separate set of numerals and should be typed at the bottom of the page to which they refer. Place a line above the footnote, so that it is set off from the text. Use the appropriate superscript numeral without parentheses for citation in the text.
Submission of a manuscript does not guarantee review. Only submissions that fall within the scope of Limina (as decided collectively by the chief and associate editors) will be professionally peer-reviewed by experts carefully selected by the editorial staff. If a submitted manuscript has been accepted for publication, electronic source files and a pdf version of the final manuscript should be submitted to the Editorial Office.
Only one set of proofs is sent to the authors. This shows the final layout of the paper as it will appear in the journal. It is therefore essential that manuscripts are submitted in their final form, ready for the printer, and that the approximate desired positions of figures and tables are marked in the margins. Proofreading should be limited to the correction of typographical errors. Any other changes involve time-consuming and expensive work, and the costs will be charged to the author(s). If absolutely necessary and space permits, additions may be made at the end of the paper in a "note added in proof".
Once the manuscript has been accepted for publication, suitable transfer of copyright to Limina will be requested.