Submission Guidelines

These instructions for the presentation of your texts must be followed to enable us to speed up the formatting of the volume.

We ask you to submit an .doc or .docx format file, entitled: “Alizes.issue number.Short Title of your Article.doc” (for example “Alizes.43.Verbal Marronage.docx”).

If there are illustrations (.jpg or .png format), send them in addition as separate files, with a resolution of 300 dpi minimum and provide detailed information (author, title, source etc.). Make sure you have the reproduction rights to all your iconographic documents and give us the certificates with your text. Please attach a pdf file so that we can see what you intend your layout to look like.

Article length:

Between 30,000 and 40,000 characters in length (not including spaces) for articles (this includes abstracts, notes and works cited).

Between 6,000 and 8,000 for book reviews (not including spaces).

Article format (for peer review)

Title of the article (in bold, centered, 12 pts).

In the final version only, if accepted for publication: Author's first name and last name (centered, 12 pts) and the institution of affiliation (centered, 12 pts).

In the final version only, if accepted for publication:

  • Short biography (120 words max.), in both English and French. Indicate the e-mail address if desired by the author.

  • Abstract (150 words max.), in both English and French.

  • Each abstract must be followed by 6 keywords, in the two languages.

Text style: normal

Alignment: justified - no indentation of the 1st line of a paragraph.

Text font: Times or Times new Roman, 12 points

Spacing: simple

Spaces between paragraphs: none. For long quotations, detach them from the text by a line break before and after.

Titles in the text (only 1 level of titles): Bold, 12 pts. No numbering. Normal style.

Tables/Figures/illustrations: indicate a title and number. Preferably, treat figures and diagrams as images (transmit them as separate “image” files: .jpg or .png). These should be placed in context, not at the end of the document.

Header and footer: none

Format of references: MLA Modern Language Association 9th edition. The MLA format follows the author-page method of in-text citation. Any source information provided in-text must also be found in the Works Cited section of your article. Please refer to an official online MLA Handbook for more details on the format of references.

Automatic footnotes: for bibliographic notes (referring to other publications) or explanatory notes (content notes) only. Format 1,2,3… continuous numbering. Do not exceed 130 words for a single note.

Tabulations: none

Withdrawal at the beginning of the paragraph: none

Foreign words: in italics

Works cited: to be placed at the end of the article (MLA Modern Language Association 9th edition)

Please note that it is not necessary to provide URLs for printed sources, even if these have been accessed via databases, digital repositories, etc.

For a book:

Author’s Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Publisher, Publication Date.

Boorstin, Daniel J. The Creators: A History of the Heroes of the Imagination. Random, 1992.

For a book with more than one author:

Last Name, First Name of First Author, and First Name Last Name of Second Author. Title of Book. Publisher, Publication Date.

Wykes, Maggie, and Barrie Gunter. The Media and Body Image: If Looks Could Kill. Sage, 2005.

For a book with editors and no authors:

Last Name of Editor, First Name, editor(s). Title of Book. Publisher, Publication Date.

Matuz, Roger, editor. Contemporary Canadian Artists. Gale Canada, 1997.

For books that are new editions:

Butler, Judith. Gender Trouble. 1990. Routledge, 1999.

For subsequent editions of a book:

Crowley, Sharon, and Debra Hawhee. Ancient Rhetorics for Contemporary Students. 3rd ed., Pearson, 2004.

For a work in an anthology, or collection:

Author’s Last Name, First Name. “Title of Essay.” Title of Collection, edited by Editor's Name(s), Publisher, Year, Page range of entry.

Ross, Colin. “The Story of Grey Owl.” Fiction/Non-Fiction: A Reader and Rhetoric, edited by Garry Engkent and Lucia Engkent, Thomson Nelson, 2006, p. 327-333.

For works prepared by an editor:

Bronte, Charlotte. Jane Eyre, edited by Margaret Smith, Oxford UP, 1998.

For an article in a periodical or a scholarly journal:

Article in a magazine: Author(s). “Title of Article.” Title of Periodical, Day Month Year, pages.

Article in a scholarly journal: Author(s). “Title of Article.” Title of Journal, Volume, Issue, Year, pages.

Kanfer, Stefan. “Heard Any Good Books Lately?” Time, 21 July 1986, p. 71-72.

Ki, Eyun-Jung. “A Measure of Relationship Cultivation Strategies.” Journal of Public Relations Research, vol. 21, no. 1, 2009, p. 1-24.

For online sources (URL should be provided)

Author’s Last name, First name. “Title of the Article or Individual Page.” Title of the Website, Name of the Publisher, date of publication in day month year format, URL. date of access.

McNary, Dave. “Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter Returning for ‘Bill and Ted Face the Music.’” Variety, Penske Media Corporation, 8 May 2018, Accessed February 2020.

No author

For a source with no author listed, simply omit the author’s name and begin the citation with the title of the source. Use the first letter of the title when considering alphabetical order in your MLA bibliography.