All main text should be within the margins. Margins should be set to US letter paper size (8.5″ x 11″). All top and bottom margins should be set to 1″. Left-right margins should be set to 1.25″.
Headers and footers
Only headers and footers may be outside of these margins.
Page number limit
The number of pages to be included in the submission should be between 3 pages and 8 pages, for all text. This includes the reference section.
Word number limit
The number of words must be between 1500 to 3500. This includes the reference section.
The Paper main title must be 18 point bold Adobe Garamond Pro, and must be centred. Uppercase all first letters of every word, except for function lexical items, e.g. of, the, and so forth.
The author text of the paper must be 12 point, Adobe Garamond Pro, and centred.
The affiliation text must be 10 point Adobe Garamond Pro and must be centred. After each Author, include author affiliation.
All main body text should be 11 point font. All diagram font must be 9 point font. All Reference section font must be 11 point text.
All main body text should be Adobe Garamond Pro. All diagram font must be Adobe Garamond Pro. All Reference section font must be Adobe Garamond Pro.
All main section headings should be 12 point, Adobe Garamond Pro, but not indented. These must be spaced as if they were a separate paragraph.
All sub headings should be 11 point, Adobe Garamond Pro, and italicized, but not indented. These must be spaced as if they were a separate paragraph.
All text must be left justified. Every first paragraph of each section must not be indented. Every subsequent paragraph of each section must be indented by one tab. Every item within the reference section must be hanging.
First lines of the first paragraph of every section must not be indented. The first line of every subsequent paragraph in each section must be indented by one tab.
All main and sub headings must be double spaced, with 12 point spacing.
Main body spacing
All main body text must be single spaced, with 12 point spacing.
All references must have single spacing only.
Examples of references.
Grazer, Brian, and Charles Fishman. A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2015.
Smith, Zadie. Swing Time. New York: Penguin Press, 2016.
Thoreau, Henry David. “Walking.” In The Making of the American Essay, edited by John D’Agata, 167–95. Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, 2016.
Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. New York: Penguin Classics, 2007. Kindle.
Borel, Brooke. The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. ProQuest Ebrary.
Kurland, Philip B., and Ralph Lerner, eds. The Founders’ Constitution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987. http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/.
Melville, Herman. Moby-Dick; or, The Whale. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. http://mel.hofstra.edu/moby-dick-the-whale-proofs.html.
Keng, Shao-Hsun, Chun-Hung Lin, and Peter F. Orazem. “Expanding College Access in Taiwan, 1978–2014: Effects on Graduate Quality and Income Inequality.” Journal of Human Capital 11, no. 1 (Spring 2017): 1–34. https://doi.org/10.1086/690235.
LaSalle, Peter. “Conundrum: A Story about Reading.” New England Review 38, no. 1 (2017): 95–109. Project MUSE.
Satterfield, Susan. “Livy and the Pax Deum.” Classical Philology 111, no. 2 (April 2016): 165–76.
News or magazine articles
Manjoo, Farhad. “Snap Makes a Bet on the Cultural Supremacy of the Camera.” New York Times, March 8, 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/08/technology/snap-makes-a-bet-on-the-cultural-supremacy-of-the-camera.html.
Mead, Rebecca. “The Prophet of Dystopia.” New Yorker, April 17, 2017.
Pai, Tanya. “The Squishy, Sugary History of Peeps.” Vox, April 11, 2017. http://www.vox.com/culture/2017/4/11/15209084/peeps-easter.
Pegoraro, Rob. “Apple’s iPhone Is Sleek, Smart and Simple.” Washington Post, July 5, 2007. LexisNexis Academic.
Stamper, Kory. “From ‘F-Bomb’ to ‘Photobomb,’ How the Dictionary Keeps Up with English.” Interview by Terry Gross. Fresh Air, NPR, April 19, 2017. Audio, 35:25. http://www.npr.org/2017/04/19/524618639/from-f-bomb-to-photobomb-how-the-dictionary-keeps-up-with-english.
Bouman, Katie. “How to Take a Picture of a Black Hole.” Filmed November 2016 at TEDxBeaconStreet, Brookline, MA. Video, 12:51. https://www.ted.com/talks/katie_bouman_what_does_a_black_hole_look_like.
Yale University. “About Yale: Yale Facts.” Accessed May 1, 2017. https://www.yale.edu/about-yale/yale-facts.
Social media content
Chicago Manual of Style. “Is the world ready for singular they? We thought so back in 1993.” Facebook, April 17, 2015. https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoManual/posts/10152906193679151.
Tables and figures
Place all tables and figures in the position you wish for these to be seen and acknowledged within the main body. All figures should be JPG, GIR, PNG, BMP, or TIFF). Figures and tables may be in any color, but preferable black and white.
All documents must be provided in either Ms Word or any similar editable document type.
Grammar and punctuation
Authors must do their best to correct all grammar, typography, and punctuation. The COMELA editors will ensure that all text is edited following submission. However, uneditable texts will be returned to authors for revision and subsequent resubmission. Some editing will be provided, so as to increase the readability of the text.