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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.
  • 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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; 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 text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

An electronic copy (preferably in *.doc or *.docx format) of a manuscript should be emailed to: or to 

Manuscripts are sent to two reviewers for evaluation and comments. We allow two to three months for review.

Manuscripts should conform to relevant stylistic guidelines of the Chicago Manual of Style, Documentation 2 (15th edition). Each manuscript should include complete author name(s), affiliation(s), mailing address, phone (fax), and e-mail information.

Articles should not exceed a maximum length of 8000 words, including references and footnotes. An abstract of no more than 250 words should accompany your submission. Submitted articles will undergo blind peer review. Manuscripts should not have been published elsewhere in substantially similar form while being reviewed by the Culture and Society.

The journal does not have any article processing charges (APCs) or any article submission charges.


Examples of Citations and References

Citations of works are given in the text in chronological order by enclosing the author‘s last name and the year of publication in parentheses—for example, (Brown 1995). Specific page or section citations follow the date, preceded by a comma: (Brown 2005, 45).

Other examples are as follows:

  • for dual authorship, (Adams and Savran 2002);
  • for more than three authors, (Bourdieu et al. 1999);
  • for two works by the same author in a single year, (Connell 1995a, 1995b);
  • for two or more works by different authors, (Bourdieu 1999; Brown 1995; Connell 1995).

Full documentation appears in the references. References must list all works cited in the text, including citations in footnotes. List works alphabetically by author and, under author, by year of publication.

The following are examples of references:

Entire book

    • Brown, Wendy. 1995. States of Injury: Power and Freedom in Late Modernity. Princeton, N. J.: Princeton University Press.
  • Adams, Rachel, and David Savran, eds. 2002. Masculinity Studies Reader. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.

Book chapter

  • Brod, Harry. 2002. “Studying Masculinities as Superordinate Studies.” In Masculinity Studies & Feminist Theory: New Directions, ed. Judith Kegan Gardner, 161–175. New York: Columbia University Press.

Journal article

  • Connell, Raewyn. 1993. “The Big Picture: Masculinities in Recent World History.” Teory and Society 22 (5): 597–623.

For more detailed information, consult with the Chicago Manual of Style, Documentation 2 (15th edition).

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