Guidelines for contributors
The title of the paper
should be informative. The name, designation, affiliation, address and
contact details such as email and fax (where available) of the author(s) should
be given. The author(s) should only be identified on a separate front
page. For refereeing purposes it should not be possible to identify the author
within the body of the manuscript.
One author should be identified
for editorial contact about the submitted paper.
Editors welcome correspondence from potential authors to determine the
suitability of proposed papers before submission of the final paper.
All contributions for the
journal should comply with the guidelines set out here.
should normally be between 3000 and 7000 words in length.
should normally be between 500 and 1000
words in length.
The journal will be published
in English and the style of writing should be appropriate for an
international audience. The style of writing, therefore, should be straightforward, avoiding complex sentence
structures or the use of jargon.
acronyms are used these should be spelt out when they first appear,
followed by the acronym in brackets without full-stops. The acronym can
then be used throughout the rest of the paper. E.g. Modern Languages
numbers under ten should be spelt out in the text i.e. ten not 10. Numbers
ten should appear as numerals i.e. 30.
maximum of three levels of headings should be used. The first level should
be bold, the second level italics bold and the third level italics not
of less than thirty words should be placed within the text in single quote
marks. Longer quotes should be indented and separated from the text by a
line break before and after the quote, no quotation marks should be used.
If any of the quotations include speech this should be denoted by the use
of double speech marks.
should never be used and endnotes kept to a minimum.
illustrations, tables may be included (assuming copyright clearance has
been obtained). All illustrations and tables should be included as a
separate file. Only commonly used graphic file formats should be used and
the preferred format is .tiff. As well as a copy of the paper including
all graphics, all graphic files need to be provided as a separate file as
well as a high quality paper copy of each graphic. This may be needed for
papers should be referenced using the Harvard system. Entries in the text
should placed in parentheses and include author and date of publication
separated by a comma. If the reference is to a specific page the page number(s)
should follow the date of publication and be separated from it by a colon.
E.g. (Chapleau, 2004) or (Chapleau, 2004: 2-4).
references to previously mentioned titles are used these should be
placed in parentheses and proceeded by 'p' or 'pp' to denote single or multiple
page references. E.g. (p83) or (pp56-58).
the end of the paper there should be full bibliographic details for all
references in alphabetical order of authors' surnames. The following
indicate how to reference key types of materials:
Ruth (2004) Children's Book Prizes. Shenstone : Pied Piper
Sebastien (ed.) (2004) New Voices in Children's Literature Criticism.
Shenstone: Pied Piper Publishing.
Paul (2004) The Big Bad Wolf and Literary Enculturation: The Importance of
Intertextuality in Children's Reading Development and its Culmination in
the Adolescent Reader. Journal of Children's Literature Studies. Vol.1,
Chapters in books:
Peter (2003) Performing Lord of the Flies. In Reynolds, Kimberley (ed.) Children's
Literature and Childhood in Performance. Shenstone: Pied Piper
Accessed on 08.02.03
Philip (2002), ‘Give them a taste of honey’, Times Educational
Supplement, 8 Feb, p.23.
for Education and Employment (DfEE) (2001), Key Stage 3 National
Strategy: framework for teaching English: Years 7, 8 and 9. DfEE
may be submitted electronically as an email attachment, with two
hardcopies sent by post. If you prefer to submit papers by post then a
disc with two hardcopies is acceptable. If sending by email please ensure
that you carry out a virus check before sending the attachment. Discs and
hard copies cannot be returned.
need to be sent as Word, Open Office or Rich Text Format
papers should include an abstract
of between 100 and 150 words in length outlining the key arguments of the paper
the authors of a paper included in an issue of the journal will receive a
copy of the finished journal and a .pdf copy of their paper. If a paper has multiple authors
then the author designated for editorial contact will receive all
copies for distribution. Further copies of each journal will be available
to authors at a discounted rate of 25%.
It is the contributor's
responsibility to ensure that all references and citations are correct,
and that the contribution does not contain any material that infringes
copyright or is defamatory, obscene or otherwise unlawful or litigious.
As a condition of
publication, contributors grant licences to publish to the Journal of
Children's Literature Studies and Pied Piper Publishing for the purpose of administering rights and permissions in all
contributions. These licences include the licence to publish in hardcopy, as well as
electronically and digitally, by the Journal of Children's Literature
Studies, Pied Piper Publishing, or by any assignee,
for non-profitable and/or profitable purposes.
copyright of all
papers published in
the Journal of Children's Literature Studies is held jointly by the journal and the author. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce
in their papers any material enjoying copyright protection. A copy of the letter
or email granting such permission should be attached to the manuscript.
to reproduce the paper in other publications must be sought from Pied
The Refereeing process
papers submitted to the editors will be subject to a peer refereeing process.
will either be accepted for publication, accepted subject to revisions or
rejected for publication.
Editors would normally expect to make a decision within two
months of having received papers for consideration.
decisions by the editors on suitability for publication in the Journal
of Children's Literature Studies are final.