Guidelines for manuscript preparation

To ensure that the evaluation, editing, and production process proceed smoothly, we ask you to follow these specifications when you prepare your manuscript.

Print on one side of the paper only, leaving 1-inch margins. Pages should be as uniform as possible (consistent margins, type style, and number of lines per page).

Double-space everything, including notes, bibliography, quoted material, lists, poetry, appendixes, tables, captions for illustrations, and any other supplementary material, by formatting paragraphs for double-space. Do not add blank lines between paragraphs except to indicate a break in topic. Complete double-spacing allows us to assess the length of the manuscript accurately.

Do not fully justify your manuscript; leave it "ragged right," like these instructions.

The entire manuscript should be numbered consecutively (beginning with the title page) in the upper right-hand corner.

If your manuscript is accepted for publication, please send the final manuscript both as a hard copy (one printout) and electronically. Send a complete manuscript, with all elements in the proper sequence and with a completed manuscript checklist . Also include all illustrative materials (tables, graphs, photocopies of photographs) you would like considered for inclusion, along with a completed illustrations checklist. (If you plan to include illustrative materials, please see our guidelines on the preparation of illustrations. )


We require electronic files for all manuscripts, including collections of previously published works. Speak with your acquisitions editor if you have questions.



For a full discussion of notes, bibliographies, and citations, we refer you to The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition.




In general, the University of Georgia Press follows The Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed., University of Chicago Press, 2010, ); we allow MLA or Bluebook style in appropriate disciplines. Questions of spelling and hyphenation are referred to Webster's Third New International Dictionary or Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (11th ed.). Some particular points: