Submission Preparation Checklist
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
The submission file is in Microsoft Word.
If you use OpenOffice, WordPerfect or some other RTF software, you must convert your files to Word before submitting them to your acquisitions editor. Please review your files to make sure that no errors were caused by the conversion.
The document has been spell-checked and grammar-checked, following conventions of British spelling (i.e. colour vs. color, capitalise vs capitalize etc).
The text is double-spaced and uses 12-point Times New Roman font for the main body of the text and subheadings, 14-point for the title, and 10-point for footnotes.
The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
The page has one-inch margins (including the notes and bibliography) and pages are numbered sequentially throughout the articles, included on the bottom right of each page.
Quotes of five or more lines should be extracted and double-indented one-half inch from the left margin. Block quotes should be single-spaced.
There are no blank lines between paragraphs. If you need to indicate a change of subject without using a subhead, type “<break>” on a line by itself (so we know you intended to have a blank line), but keep these to a minimum.
- That the instructions for Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
Hosted by the Open Journal System (OJS), Brief Encounters provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
The author is responsible for securing permissions and paying any associated fee for their submission.
For more information please see our Permissions Guide
If including artwork in your submission that is not your own, you must obtain and (likely) pay for permission to reproduce those images. You must also supply credit/source information with your captions. Forward all original, signed permissions to your Editor as soon as you have them; they must be submitted no later than when you submit your final draft. Remember to make copies of the permissions for your records. Without permission or a clear indication that the work is in the public domain, we will not be able to use the art. Remember, you should treat web content like you would print content. Do not assume any images you find on the web are public domain, and make sure to research and acquire all permissions necessary. If you have any questions regarding permissions, contact your Editor as soon as possible. Please also see our Artwork Guide for more information.