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Notes to Contributors

j_spot warmly welcomes unsolicited articles and reviews that fit with the general direction/tone/thrust of the journal (see our Manifesto). Manuscripts submitted to j_spot should not be under simultaneous consideration by any other journal, nor should they have been published elsewhere. The main goal of the review process is certainly to select and refine papers for publication, but we also think that the review process nurtures and supports scholarship in the area of social and political theory.  

Periodically, so to speak, j_spot will issue calls for submissions on a specific topic or theme. Articles should not normally exceed 30 pages of double-spaced text, including endnotes, although longer pieces will be considered. In order to facilitate electronic presentation, all citations must be formatted as endnotes. Submissions should be emailed to j_spot at j_spot@yorku.ca as an attachment or plain-text.  

Submissions will be blind-refereed by a panel of peers, consisting of at least one faculty member. Referees' comments will be sent to the author within a period of three months. Authors may be asked to revise their submissions in consonance with recommendations by the peer panel. Editors may make minor revisions for style, space, or add hyperlinks, media and images. Final decisions regarding acceptability for publication in j_spot rest with the Editorial Board. All correspondence should be directed to j_spot Editorial Board at j_spot email address: spot@yorku.ca 

Paper submissions (except for final versions, see below) are discouraged, but hard correspondence may be mailed to:  

c/o Graduate Programme in Social & Political Thought   
York University   
S716 Ross Building, 4700 Keele Street   
Toronto, Ontario, Canada   
M3J 1P3  

Fax: (416) 650-8075  

We may request that final versions of papers accepted for publication be submitted both in hard copy and on disk. If a submission includes artwork, or figures, authors must submit camera-ready copy or electronic media with the final draft. We welcome short sound or video files which may be incorporated into the articles published on our website You may send a URL for hypermedia submissions. For large graphic files or audio files, query first.

Finally, for co-authored works, all authors must submit in writing signed statements attesting to their degree of involvement in the research, writing and/or production of the submission.  

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