The Metacritic Journal’s style of writing is based on the MLA style of formatting text and footnote references (see MLA Formatting and Style Guide, or MLA Handbook for Research Papers, 8th edition, New York, 2016 for anything not covered in this summary). British/Australian spelling and punctuation conventions are recommended.
Note: With the exception of articles tackling regional aspects, which may be accepted in Romanian language, articles published in Metacritic Journal must be written in standard English so as to be accessible to an international audience. The editorial team can provide some help with maintaining this standard, but if significant revision is needed to bring a contribution up to standard, authors may need to seek professional advice in timely manner.
Any terms that may not be well-known to an international audience should be spelled out. Well-known abbreviations/acronyms may be used as such (UNICEF, PhD, e-mail, EU etc.), with no full-stops.
Contractions do not require full-stops (PhDs, Dr, Mr etc.).
Author of book, Title of book, Publisher, Year, ISBN, pages.
For numbers ten or lower write out as words (nine, seven, two).
For numbers over ten, write in numeric form (11, 38, 14).
With abbreviations or symbols, write numbers in the following ways:
Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Publisher, Publication Date.
Author Name (right-justified, 12p font)
Next line, right-justified: Faculty, University etc.
Next line: City, Country
Next line: e-mail
Next line, centered, 12p font: Title, bold, capslock.
Next line, justified: Abstract (bold title, then normal)
Next line, justified: Key words (bold title, then normal)
Next line, justified: Text body
Author' bioprofile (in italics, with the name in normal)
Jane Smith teaches/studies comparative studies at the Faculty of Letters, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Her research interests include modern and contemporary Romanian literature and media studies. Smith's recent publications/ conference talks include (list two or three of your important and/or recent books or articles with the year of publication only). E-mail address.
All submissions to Metacritic Journal for Comparative Studies and Theory are to be sent in electronic form as Microsoft Word documents. Submissions should be emailed as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include an 150-word abstract and 5 key words for articles to be considered for peer review, a 50-word biographical note (not a CV) and a photo-portrait of the author, to be published in case of accepted submission.
When accepting our offer to publish, the authors grant Metacritic Journal for Comparative Studies and Theorythe right to publish, reproduce and communicate their work in whatever form the Editorial Board deems fit.
The author still retains copyright of their work and may publish or authorise others to publish the entire work or any part thereof. Articles can accordingly be translated or reprinted in another format such as a book, providing full reference is made to Metacritic Journal for Comparative Studies and Theory as the original place of publication.
Metacritic Journal for Comparative Studies and Theory has the sole right to determine publication and may make editorial changes of a non-substantive nature to the work without consulting the Author/s.
The journal has no tolerance for any violation of publication ethics and it will sanction any form of malpractice. The authors are expected to submit entirely original works and to give full acknowledgement of their sources and of previous work by other authors. All submitted texts will be run through an anti-plagiarism soft before reviewing. Identification of plagiarism attempts will automatically lead to the rejection of manuscript and to permanent banning of the author from publication in the journal, as well as to official information of the institution where the author is affiliated and to public exposure of the malpractice.
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