Clio’s Psyche mostly follows the standards and style presented in Turabian (see below). Clear, non-technical language is encouraged and notes are normally discouraged. When present, notes should begin as full citations in parentheses within the text and then be followed by the author’s last name, the italicized title, and the page number. Refer to recent issues of Clio’s Psyche to determine any variations in style.
Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 9th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018.
Manuscripts should be composed on a word processor and sent electronically as a Microsoft Word document to Paul H. Elovitz by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Abstract & Keywords:
|Quotations & Citations:
|Review Essays of Films or Books:
|Letters to the Editor:
Proofreading Guidelines for our Volunteers and Staff
Proofreading focuses on consistency and not having errors. The biggest danger is when text is missing or hidden from view. The approach is minimalist. Spacing is important.
- Title: Arial, size 16, bold.
- Author: Arial, size 14, bold.
- Affiliation: Arial, size 12, regular (with long dash between author and affiliation).
- Keywords and Abstract: Times New Roman, size 11, italics.
- Text: Times New Roman, size 12, regular.
- Author biography: Times New Roman, size 12, italics.
- Clio’s Psyche is always written in Imprint MT Shadow.
- Two spaces are always used between sentences.
- One space is used after a colon.
- Single-space the text of the article.
- 6-point space between paragraphs.
- Indent the first line of each paragraph ½”.
- 6-point space after title.
- 12-point space after author/affiliation.
- No extra space after keywords.
- 12-point space after abstract.
- 18-point space after author biography.
- Bullets are indented ¼”.
- Block quotes are indented ½” on both margins.
- Periods, commas, exclamation points, and question marks are included within quotes.
- Double quotation marks around direct quotes.
- Single quotation marks around quotes within quotes.
- Square brackets [ ] for when parenthesis are within parenthesis.
- Check for curled quotation marks “ ”, not straight.
Abstract & Keywords:
- Articles must include an abstract of a maximum of 100 words.
- All manuscripts must include 6-10 keywords that stress the psychohistorical aspects of the article.
- Abstract and keywords should be placed after the title, author, and affiliation and before the article text.
- Author name and degree are in bold, but the comma following is not.
- First line indented ½”.
- Ends with author’s e-mail address.
- Book and journal titles are underlined.
- Ends with an italicized 12 point font box.
Quotations & Citations:
- We use internal citations, which should begin as full citations in parentheses within the text and then be followed by the author’s last name, the italicized title, and the page number.
- Quotations must have specific references in parenthesis.
- Article titles are in quotation marks; book and journal titles are in italics.
- Quotes 5 lines or longer should be indented ½” on either margin.
- We do not publish bibliographies, endnotes, or footnotes.
- Introduction in italics.
- Bold initials of interviewer and interviewee.
- First paragraph in italics, beginning with “Review of…” and the book/film information. See the example below:
- Review of Daniel Rancour-Laferriere’s The Sign of the Cross from Golgotha to Genocide (New Brunswick, NJ: Transactions Publishers, 2011), ISBN 978-1-4128-1130, pages i-ix, 304, hardbound, $32.69.
Letters to the Editor:
- Begins with “Dear Editor” and ends with “Sincerely yours,” and the author’s name.
- Includes title and author biography.
- Does not include author/affiliation line.
- Bold names of members in the first instance they are mentioned.
- Italicize foreign words.
- No hyperlinks. Website addresses should be in regular type, black color, no underline.
- Ignore the “Y” touching the “E” below on the masthead of the inside cover.
- Clio’s Psyche mostly follows the standards and style presented in Turabian (Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 9th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018).
- Clear, non-technical language is encouraged.
- The first person singular is encouraged. “Myself” is discouraged.
- Starting a sentence with “And” is generally not acceptable.
- Numbers 10 and above are written in numerals; below 10 are written out in English.
- Centuries are written with a superscript next to the numerals (i.e., 19th century).
- Percentages are expressed with the symbol % and numerals.
- Lists should have a comma before “and.”