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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.
  • 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 text uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word or RTF document file format.
  • When available, provide URLs to access references online, including those for open access versions of the reference. The URLs are ready to click (e.g.,
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Notes for Contributors
1. Contributions should be electronic, using A4 page size and be around 8,000 words in length including endnotes and bibliography. Your manuscript should be set out as following: title, abstract and then the main body of text, followed by acknowledgements then references. The main body of text should contain no personally identifying details of the author. Pages should be numbered and the title of the manuscript should be inserted in the header so that it appears on every page. All text in the main body of the manuscript should be in a common 12-point font and headings (when used in the text) should be placed on a single line and appear in bold font. Please do not use any proprietary software (e.g., Endnote) to embed text - manuscripts should be submitted with as little formatting as possible.
2. Abstracts should be unstructured and about 150 words in length.
3. Please submit a short biographical note about the author in the space provided in the electronic submission page. This should include address for correspondence, institutional affiliation, and research interests, and should not exceed 100 words
4. Please also ensure that you have included a brief acknowledgement of any funding you have received towards this research. This should be in the form of a short note placed after the main body of text.
5. All images should be submitted in digitised TIFF format as email attachments accompanying the electronic text. Please ensure these have been scanned at the highest resolution possible.
6. All permissions for reproduction of images, tables etc. (e.g. from previously published work) are to be obtained by the author at the time of manuscript submission. Figures and Tables are described numerically i.e. Figure 1, Table 2 etc.
7. All in text citations and the list of references are to be arranged in the Chicago 16 B (author date) style. Visit
and tab to Chapter 15, for details and examples. Responsibility for arranging the bibliography in the Media Peripheries style remains with the author and is a requirement for publication.
8. Media Peripheries uses endnotes rather than footnotes. These are arranged at the end of article in front of the references and in a font equivalent to Times size 11.
9. Quotations shorter than 3 lines of text should be indicated by single quote marks. Quotations longer than 3 lines of text should be separated from the main text by a single line and indented from the left margin.
10. All quotation marks (other than those appearing in the citation of previously published work as double, or those which mark a quotation within a quotation) should be single rather than double. E.g., McNamara (2004) has also identified how ‘the good death of the original hospice movement has been abandoned in favour of a philosophy of a “good enough” death’ – a notion that appeals to many.
11. Sites policy for the use of Māori language in the text is to use macrons and not to italicize Māori words. Less frequently encountered Mäori words should be followed in the text by an English translation (in brackets and italicized).
12. Media Peripheries policy on peer review is that each manuscript is reviewed by two anonymous reviewers. These reviewers are selected nationally or internationally as appropriate to the content of the article. Submitting authors should note that the scope of Media Peripheries is contained in the journal's mission statement.
13. Prospective authors must supply with their electronic submissions a statement indicating that the text which they submit is not under consideration for publication by any other journal. Authors should also note that once a manuscript has been formally accepted for publication, the editor may make slight revisions to the style or grammar of the text. All accepted authors will receive a PDF file of their paper in its final version before it goes to press and will be asked to make one final proof read in 48 hours and then return the file with any minor grammatical or spelling errors noted to the editor for correction. Please note that it is not possible to make any more substantial changes at this stage.
14. Please submit manuscripts electronically. Authors will need to register on the Media Peripheries website and follow the submission instructions for authors.
15. Original videographic submissions that fit within the journal's scope (and issue's theme) are welcomed. Please provide a link to the video along with a 300-1000 word supporting statement, an abstract of approximately 150 words, and a biographical note not exceeding 100 words.
16. Please direct queries to the issue editor for the Journal.


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