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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 manuscript should be between 5,000 and 15,000 words, including footnotes and bibliography.
  • On a separate page, include: your name, title, institutional affiliation, postal and e-mail addresses, and other identifiers (e.g. ORCiD); the title of your essay, a brief (300-word) abstract, and 5–7 keywords
  • Citations and bibliography are formatted in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed.), footnotes and bibliography style.
  • You must also supply an anonymized version of your manuscript for the purposes of peer review.
    In this anonymized version, you should not mention any grants or include any other acknowledgements that could identify you. Self-citation should be avoided or kept to a minimum; if you must refer to your own work, do so in the third person — or, if this is not feasible, replace the citations (in the text and bibliography) with a placeholder, such as [author1], [author2], etc. Finally, check that all personal identifiers have been removed from the document’s metadata (in Word for Windows, go to File/Info/Check for Issues/Inspect Document/, on a Mac, go to Tools/Protect Document/Remove personal information).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx), or Rich Text (.rtf) format.
  • Where available, URLs and/or DOIs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced, with 1" (2.54cm) margins; uses a 12-point standard font (e.g. Times New Roman); employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses).
  • All illustrations, figures, tables, or other multimedia content (images, sound or video clips, etc.) should be uploaded in a separate file or files (or bundled as a .zip file), not embedded in the manuscript document; callouts (fig. 1, etc.) should be placed in the body text at the appropriate points.

Author Guidelines

Humanimalia is a refereed and selective online journal. All articles submitted to Humanimalia pass through a three-stage peer review and revision process: (1) the article is initially reviewed by the editors of Humanimalia; (2) if it is judged to be potentially publishable, then the article is sent to our editorial consultants for further review; (3) if the outside reviews are positive, a Humanimalia editor is then assigned to work with the author to prepare the article for eventual publication.

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