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Info for Authors / Style Guide


Style Sheet

1.1. MemoScapes, edited by the Centre for Memory and Identity Studies, sets out to explore the manner in which cultural memory and the different types of identity (individual, collective, social, cultural and so on) are being articulated. Although it focuses mostly on European communities, it also looks towards the other continents, when comparative approaches appear promising. MemoScapes is an interdisciplinary review and accepts studies in the fields of humanities and social sciences, data from empirical research, as well as book reviews. MemoScapes accepts article proposals in the form of syntheses, analyses and case studies.

The journal explores a series of topics, such as the connection between communicative and cultural memory; myths (as elements of cultural memory); the creation of social/cultural/national/local identities; the patrimonialisation and museification from a longue durée perspective and so on.

1.2. The journal aims to be a high standard scientific journal and be included in internal and international databases. With that in mind, article proposals must be submitted in a language of international circulation, preferably English. The article proposals should be written in a clear and accessible style.

1.3. Articles submitted for publication are reviewed by specialists in the field, who accepted to participate in the peer review process. Some are members of the Editorial Board or the Scientific Board, but numerous other experts are consulted.

Preparation of the Articles

Initial submissions

2.1. Article proposals may be sent to the Editorial Board in electronic format, using the email address Articles should be submitted in a language of international circulation, preferably English. In so far as it is possible, authors are required to ensure the anonymous character of the submission, in order to ensure complete objectivity in the peer review process.

Each submission should include:

  1. The article of no more than 8000 words should be in a format compatible with Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx, .rtf);
  2. Illustrations, if any, as .JPG, .BMP, .GIF, .PSD or .CDR, named in order of appearance: Fig. 1, Fig. 2 etc; only if you have the copyright!
  3. A summary of the article, written in English (between 100 and 200 words), and a list of 5-10 keywords;
  4. A short bio of the author(s) of no more than 200 words!

In the body of the email, but not in the attachments, the contact data for the author: telephone number, email, institutional address.

Article proposals will be reviewed by two anonymous specialists, who will offer their opinion in the shortest time possible. The authors will be notified as soon as the peer review assessment arrives and they will be informed by the Editor-in-chief if their submission has been accepted, accepted with modifications or rejected. The reviews will also be forwarded to the authors.

Authors alone are responsible for the grammatical and stylistic correctness of their submissions. Article proposals with significant linguistic missteps will be returned and they may be re-submitted only after those issues have been addressed.

Modified articles

2.2. As soon as an article has been approved for publication, the author is asked to submit a revised version, taking into account the editing guidelines detailed below. The article will not be published before receiving final agreement for the use of files, illustrations and any copyright issues are addressed.

2.3. Summary and keywords. The author should present a summary of the article (100-200 words) and 5-10 keywords, all in English, irrespective of the language used in the rest of the article. The summary and keywords must be placed between the title and the body of the article.

N.B. If the research has been financed with the support of an institution or programme, the author must offer the relevant information in the form of a footnote to the summary or at the end of the article.

2.4. Author information. At the end of the article, the author or authors must write a short bio of no more than 200 words. In the email, the author(s) should include their affiliation and address.

2.5. Article format. Articles in their final form should be submitted to the Editorial Board in electronic format, at our electronic address, or to the editor of each issue. The document must be formatted as follows:

  1. Page: standard A4
  2. Page margins: 2.5 cm in all directions.
  3. Spacing: 1.5 lines.
  4. Fonts:

– title: Times New Roman, size 14, bold, centre

– summary, keywords: Times New Roman, size 10, justify

– body of the article: Times New Roman, size 12, justify

– notes, list of illustrations: Times New Roman, size 10, justify

– bibliography: Times New Roman, size 12, justify

For the list of accepted files, see above, 2.1.

2.6. Paragraphs. Paragraphs should be justified and begin without a space.

2.7. Page numbering. All pages ought to be numbered in the bottom-right corner.

2.8. Sub-titles. Each sub-title must be separated from the body of text, leaving a blank line between it and the preceding paragraph.

2.9. Notes. Bibliographical references, as well as other necessary clarifications should be made in footnotes, numbered continuously from the first to the last paragraph. Footnote numbering should not be started anew for every individual section of the article. Authors are asked, nevertheless, to avoid excessive use of footnotes.

2.10. Tables must be numbered in a continuous series, using Arabic numbers. Each table should be accompanied by a short description.

2.11. List of illustrations. Illustrations must be numbered in the order they are referenced in the text. Where further clarification seems necessary, Arabic numbers may be supplemented with letters, e.g. Fig. 3a, Fig. 3b etc. Illustrations should be accompanied by a short description and photographic credits, where necessary, placed between parentheses.

2.13. List of citations. A list of all sources cited in the text must accompany all articles submitted for publication in their final form, following the guidelines presented below.

2.14. Illustrations. We recommend that the images be sent as separate files, with as high a resolution as possible.

2.15. Final check. Before submitting the final version of the articles, authors are kindly asked to check the following:

  • The summary (100-200 words) and the keywords, all in English, are included in the beginning of the article.
  • The article is linguistically correct.
  • The citations are complete and follow the guidelines provided below.
  • Every source mentioned in the text also appears in the final bibliography.
  • Bibliographical information is accurate and complete; titles are ordered alphabetically, after the author’s surname (with the exception of reference titles or corpora, e.g. Encyclopaedia Britannica).
  • The authors’ bios are listed at the end of the article.

Revised articles, accepted for publication

3.1. Publication agreement.
All authors must confirm by email that they are the authors of their article and that they grant the copyright for their article to MemoScapes for 5 years.


In general, bibliographical references are given in footnotes. It is recommended to use the Harvard system: name (date of publication), page(s). E.g. Parker (1996), 6-8.


5.1. Books

  • Name of the author/editor.
  • Date of publication.
  • Title in italics.
  • Edition used (if necessary).
  • Collection (if necessary).
  • Place of publication, followed by colon, followed by publishing house.
  • In the footnote, specific pages (format: p. 1-2; please avoid abbreviations such as: p. 1 ff or sq)


Bottici, C. 2007. A Philosophy of Political Myth. New York: Cambridge University Press.

In the footnote:    1 Bottici (2007), 86-87.


5.2. Articles in reviews

  • Name of the author
  • Title in quotation marks (‘…’)
  • Name of the review in italics
  • Volume in Roman numbers, issue in Arabic numbers, date in parentheses, pages


Ph. Monbrun, ‘Apollon, le scorpion et le frêne à Claros’, Kernos IV/16 (2003), p. 143-170.

1 Montbrun (2003), 143-145.

5.3. Articles in collective works

  • Name of the author
  • title in quotation marks (‘…’)
  • in, followed by the bibliographical information about the volume, as described at 5.1.


Assmann, J. ‘Communicative and Cultural Memory’, in A. Erll, A. Nunning (eds.). 2010. A Companion to Cultural Memory Studies. Berlin-New York: De Gruyter, p. 109-118.

1 Assmann (2010), 25.

5.4. Articles in dictionnaires or encyclopaedias

  • Name of the author
  • u. followed by title in quotation marks (‘…’).
  • name of the dictionary/encyclopaedia in italics
  • Volume in Roman numbers, date in parentheses, page(s).


  1. Schlesier, s.u. ‘Chthonische Götter’, Neue Pauly II (1997), col. 1185-1190.


Electronic sources

6.1. Sources available on-line are increasingly cited in academic works. In so far as it is possible, citations of electronic sources should follow the same system as citations of printed sources. Besides the name of the author and the title of the cited document, one should include the full internet address, followed in parentheses by the date when the page was last accessed.


Wolle, A. 1999, 22 October. Çatalhöyük: Excavations of a Neolithic Anatolian Höyük. (Accessed 29 November 2015).