Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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 adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines. Make sure to read and check all boxes carefully (articles that do not comply with the Atlantis style sheet will be returned for resubmission before being sent out to referees):
§1.1 ☐ Personal data, a bionote of approx. 60 words and an institutional address and phone number have been provided in a separate file.
§1.2 ☐ The manuscript is written in English and uses either British or American English consistently. A Spanish translation of the title, abstract and keywords is provided just after the English title, abstract and keywords.
§1.3 ☐ The text is within the word limit set for articles (6,000-8,000 words, including abstract, keywords and references) or book review articles (3,500-4,500 words).
§1.4 ☐ A 100-200 word abstract has been included in a single paragraph, without bibliographical references in parenthetical form, written in an 11-point Times New Roman font, 1.5 spacing and left indented (0.5 cm).
§1.5 ☐ Just after the abstract, a list of up to six keywords in English is provided in an 11-point Times New Roman font, separated with semicolons and without a period at the end.
§2.1 ☐ The text is submitted in 1.5 line spacing except for footnotes, which are single-spaced. A 12-point Times New Roman font has been used for the main text and an 11-point Times New Roman font for the abstract, keywords, footnotes and indented quotations. The first line of each paragraph is indented 0.5 cm, with the exception of the first line in the first paragraph of each section. The first line of all footnotes is also indented 0.5 cm.
§2.2 ☐ The main title has been placed the top and centre of the page on which the text begins. The first letter of the first word and all other significant words (nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs) as well as proper nouns have been capitalised. The last word has been capitalised too. There is no period after the title.
§2.3 ☐ Section headings begin from the left margin, with no period at the end, and are preceded by Arabic numerals followed by a period (e.g., 1., 1.1.). Small caps have been used for section headings and only content words have been capitalised.
§2.4 ☐ Tables and figures, if any, have been be numbered consecutively and referred to by their numbers within the text (e.g., as we see in example/table/figure 1).
§2.5 ☐ Commas and periods (but not colons and semicolons) have always been placed immediately before closing quotation marks, unless a parenthetical reference intervenes. This rule has been applied even for quotations of a single word. Commas have not been used before “and” and “or” in a series of three or more. A comma and a dash have never been used together.
§2.6 ☐ Whole numbers from zero to one hundred and numbers followed by hundred, thousand, hundred thousand, million or billion have been spelled out. All numbers beginning a sentence have also been spelled out.
§2.7. ☐ Centuries have been spelled out (e.g., the twenty-first century). Standard dating has been used (e.g., April 13, 1990). No comma has been inserted between month and year when no day is given (e.g., May 1990). Decades have been expressed in numerals (e.g., the 1870s, the 1920s).
§2.8 ☐ Italics have been used for emphasis only when strictly necessary. They have also been used for foreign words, technical terms and linguistic forms (words, phrases, letters) cited as examples or as subjects of discussion. Titles of books, plays, periodicals, films, television and radio programmes, paintings, drawings, photographs, statues or other works of art have been italicised.
§2.9 ☐ The first letter of the first word and all of the principal words—including nouns, adjectives, adverbs and verbs in hyphenated compounds, but not articles, prepositions and conjunctions—in titles of publications, lectures or papers have been capitalised. In mentioning magazines, journals or newspapers (e.g., the Gentleman’s Magazine), an initial definite article has not been treated as a part of the title. References to standard parts of a specific work, such as preface, acknowledgements, appendix, chapter, etc. have not been capitalised (e.g., as discussed in chapter four).
§2.10 ☐ Double quotation marks (“ ”) have been used to enclose quoted speech or writing when they are run into the text. They have also been used for titles of articles, book chapters and poems. Straight double quotation marks (" ") have not been used. For quotations within run-in quotations and within titles of articles or book chapters single quotation marks (‘ ’) have been used (e.g., “‘Fractions of Men’: Engendering Amputation in Victorian Culture”).
§2.11 ☐ All quotations correspond exactly with the originals in wording, spelling, capitalisation and internal punctuation. Spelling errors in quotations have been indicated by means of [sic]. Emphases in quotations have been indicated by means of italics and flagged up within the corresponding parenthetical reference as either “italics added” or “italics in the original”. Parenthetical references have always been placed at the end of the clause, before the punctuation mark—e.g., a “nice suggestion” (Russell 2016, 36). Second-hand quotations have been used only sparingly and referenced according to the journal’s style guidelines.
§2.12 ☐ Prose quotations up to about 75 words have been run into the surrounding text. Longer prose quotations have been set off, indented (0.5 cm) and never enclosed in quotation marks. An 11-point font has been used. Verse quotations of up to two lines have been run in, with the lines separated with a slash, leaving one space on either side ( / ). Longer verse quotations have been set off.
§2.13 ☐ Three periods enclosed in square brackets […] have been used to indicate that part of a quotation has been deleted. This device has not been used to open or close quotations that are obviously complete syntactic fragments.
§2.14 ☐ Em dash instead of parentheses has been used. No space has been left before or after them—e.g., “haunting ghosts of the past—slavery and its legacy—should be laid to rest before a better future can be built.”
§2.15 ☐ Footnotes have only been used sparingly and only for authorial commentary that cannot be easily accommodated in the body of the text. They have not been used to give bibliographical references that can appear in parenthetical form within the text. They have been numbered, superscripted and placed after the closest punctuation mark. The first line of the footnote has been indented (0.5 cm) and the text of the footnote is single-spaced.
§2.16 ☐ If any, lists of examples including sentences, have been listed, indented (0.5 cm) and written in an 11-point font thus:
(1) Hello my name is Charlie. My town is xxx. (S5b4P)
(2) Hello! Mr. and Mrs Edwards. I’m Julia and I live in xxx. (S210g5P)
(3) Hello family! My name is Berta and my surname is Santos. (S1g6P)
§3 ☐ All cited material has been included in the list of Works Cited and all entries conform to the Atlantis author-date reference system, based on the Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition). Latin reference tags have not been used in bibliographical citations (op cit., ibidem, etc.).
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Articles published by Atlantis must be the result of research. They should be between 6,000 and 8,000 words and, ideally, would have the following sections, although these need not be explicitly indicated in the text:
1. An introduction providing the context of the research and formulating the research question to be substantiated.
2. A brief review of the relevant bibliography, justifying the validity, originality, and scientific interest of the hypothesis or research claim in the light of existing scholarship on the subject.
3. The body of the article, in which evidence and facts prove the hypothesis or substantiate the research claim.
4. A concluding section, in which the contribution made to scholarship is neatly delimited and emphasized.
It is highly desirable for articles to have a sharp, clearly-stated focus, with aims made explicit from the outset and every section contributing to show the validity of the research and of its conclusions.
Book review articles
Book review articles are substantial reviews covering a number of related books. They should aim at offering a comprehensive analysis of the literature on a specific topic or field through summary, classification, analysis or comparison of at least two published books with either complementary or contrasting views. At the same time, they are expected to incorporate the author’s assessment of the volumes in terms of their relative value and scope, as well as to indicate directions for future research. Review articles should therefore include a bibliographical revision of previous publications, a critical assessment of the debates involved and a description of the contributions made by the authors of the books to the main topic. The journal especially welcomes review articles of books which have appeared within two years of the date of submission. Review articles should be between 3,000 and 4,500 words long. Objectivity on the part of the reviewer is essential. Formal aspects such as style, layout, critical apparatus, reference system, etc. should also be attended to, complying with the journal’s guidelines.
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Authors are expected to know and heed basic ground rules that preclude simultaneous submission and/or duplicate publication. Prospective contributors to Atlantis commit themselves to the following when they submit a manuscript:
- That no concurrent consideration of the same, or almost identical, work by any other journal and/or publisher is taking place.
- That the potential contribution has not appeared previously, in any form whatsoever, in another journal, electronic format or as a chapter/section of a book.
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By virtue of the provisions of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 27 April, on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data, and in accordance with the Spanish regulations in force on personal data protection and guarantee of digital rights, we inform authors that their data will be incorporated into the treatment system owned by the journal Atlantis. The registered data will be processed by Atlantis for the sole purpose of managing and processing the publication and dissemination of the work of the author. The legitimate basis of this treatment is the execution of a contract and the corresponding legal obligation of the journal Atlantis, which undertakes not to transfer such data except as legally provided and to adopt the measures legally provided to prevent alteration, loss and unauthorised treatment or access. Likewise, authors are informed that their data will be kept for the period strictly necessary to comply with the aforementioned precepts and that they may revoke their consent, as well as exercise the rights of access, rectification, cancellation, limitation to treatment, suppression, portability and opposition by means of an electronic mail addressed to the General Editor of the journal Atlantis. Optionally, authors could go to the competent control authority to present the claim that they consider appropriate.