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Instructions for Authors

*** Please ensure your contact address information is clearly visible on the outside of all packages you send to Editors.***

  1. The editors welcome original contributions. By submission of a manuscript an author certifies that the work is original and is not being considered simultaneously by another publisher. In order to safeguard authors’ rights, the copyright of all material published is vested in Journal of Eastern African Studies.

  2. Submissions: All manuscripts will be acknowledged on receipt, and all will be refereed. Only those receiving favourable recommendation will be accepted for publication. If submitting in hard copy, we require you to send three copies. Scripts must be typed, double-spaced on one side of good quality A4 (or similar) paper with wide margins. Number the pages. Keep a copy yourself. A short abstract of 150.300 words should precede the introduction. The abstract should be clear and informative giving an indication of the scope of the paper and its main arguments. The author’s name and full postal address should be given on the title page. We welcome articles on disk but please do not send disk copy until your article has been accepted for publication. Please send hard copy submissions to:

    Journal of Eastern African Studies, African Studies Centre, 92 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 7ND, United Kingdom.

  3. Electronic submission: We are happy to accept submissions by email attachment. Wherever possible, the attachment should be sent as a Word document. Electronic submissions may be sent to the Journal’s Editorial Assistant, at: jeas@africa.ox.ac.uk

  4. Tables: typed on separate pages, should be collected at the end of the text and numbered in Arabic numerals. Their approximate position in the text should be indicated in the margin in the text. Always use numbers for figures in tables and the symbol % may be used to save space.

  5. Figures: Line drawings for text figures should be in black ink on white paper, tracing paper or plastic etc. They should be on a scale to permit reduction to half their original size. Lettering and symbols should be indicated in pencil preferably on a photo-copy or overlay. Care should be taken that lettering and symbols are correct. Captions should be typed on a separate sheet. Electronic images should be saved at a high resolution (300.600dpi minimum). Figures should not be taken from the Web: they will have been saved at a low resolution (i.e. at about 72dpi), which is fine for viewing on-screen, but not high enough for printing.

  6. Abbreviations: in the text should be used sparingly and should be explained at the first occurrence. Abbreviations and other conventions (capitals, italics, symbols) should be used consistently throughout the paper, and typed without full points. Thus: GNP. Per cent is preferred to % (unless used frequently).

  7. Measurement: Metric units are preferred except where historical accuracy demands otherwise.

  8. Headings and Sub-headings: should be used to make the text more accessible to the reader.

  9. Journal of East African Studies follows the Chicago Humanities referencing system.

    Reference citation in the text should be as follows. The references should be given in shortened form in a footnote or endnote with a full version given in the list of references at the end of the article. Note reference numbers should appear as superior numerals following any punctuation marks (except the dash which they should precede).

                ‘This’, George Templeton Strong wrote approvingly, ‘is what our tailors can do’.1
                This was obvious in the Shotwell series3 - and it must be remembered.

    More than one note at a single location should be combined to create a single note.

    Notes should be kept to a minimum. Several page or line references may be more conveniently placed in parentheses in the text rather than as a ‘garland’ of ibids in the Notes section. Care should be taken to ensure there can be no confusion as to what is being referred to.

    The Notes should be given in abbreviated form as Name, Short title, pages:
                Smith, East towards Home, 34.
                Jones, ‘Title of Article’, 948.

    The reference list should be given in alphabetical order, with the names of the authors inverted, using three-em dash for a repeated author or group of authors.

    For subsequent references in the Notes Ibid. may be used but op. cit. should be avoided.

    JOURNAL:   Bellworthy, Cartright C. "Reform of Congressional Remuneration." Political Review 7, no. 6 (1990): 87-101.

    BOOK:   Brett, P. D., S. W. Johnson, and C. R. T. Bach. Mastering String Quartets. San Francisco: Amati Press, 1989.

    IN ED BOOK:   Kaiser, Ernest. "The Literature of Harlem." In Harlem: A Community in Transition, edited by J. H. Clarke. New York: Citadel Press, 1964.

    ED BOOK:   Cline, C. L., ed. The Letters of George Meredith. 3 vols. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1970.

    ELECTRONIC:   Kulikowski, Stan. "Readability Formula." In NL-KR (Digest vol. 5, no. 10) [electronic bulletin board]. Rochester, N.Y., 1988 [cited 31 January 1989]. Available from nl-kr@cs.rochester.edu; INTERNET.

    DISSERTATION:   Downright, Alice B. "Narrative Diffusion and the Professional Editor." Ph.D. diss., University of Chicago, 1992. Abstract in Dissertation Abstracts International 52 (1993): 3245A-3246A.

  10. Page proofs only will be sent to the author(s) responsible for checking them. Authors must always keep the editors informed of their whereabouts. Corrected proofs should be returned to the Production Editor concerned within three days of receipt. All misprints should be corrected, and authors can make alterations subject to prior permission from the editors.

Free article access: Corresponding authors will receive free online access to their article through our website (www.informaworld.com) and a complimentary copy of the issue containing their article. Reprints of articles published in this journal can be purchased through Rightslink® when proofs are received. If you have any queries, please contact our reprints department at reprints@tandf.co.uk

Copyright. It is a condition of publication that authors vest or license copyright in their articles, including abstracts, in Taylor & Francis. This enables us to ensure full copyright protection and to disseminate the article, and the journal, to the widest possible readership in print and electronic formats as appropriate. Authors may, of course, use the article elsewhere after publication without prior permission from Taylor & Francis, provided that acknowledgement is given to the Journal as the original source of publication, and that Taylor & Francis is notified so that our records show that its use is properly authorized. Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources. To view the Copyright Transfer ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ please visit www.tandf.co.uk/journals/copyright.asp.

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