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1. General instructions

The languages of publication are English, German or French. English spelling as in Oxford English Dictionary.


Articles should not exceed c. 45,000 characters in size, including spaces (c. 7,000 words). This should, however, not include references.


Manuscripts should be double-spaced with wide margins, all pages numbered consecutively. Three hard copies of the manuscript should be submitted to the editor-in-chief, and the full text should also be submitted in the format of a major word processing program for Windows or Macintosh, RTF or plain text format, either on CD or via e-mail to the email address lars-erik.edlund@nord.umu.se.


The manuscript should be accompanied by a separate sheet with a brief note on the contributor (50 words), institutional address, e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers and an abstract of no more than 200 words plus 10 or fewer keywords.


2. The manuscript 

Articles may be divided into sections if necessary. Each section should be numbered, using Arabic numerals with up to three decimals: 3.2.1. , 3.2.2 etc. or provided with section headings.


Short quotations should be incorporated in the text and surrounded with double quotation marks, and quotations within quotations should be surrounded with single quotation marks. Quotations of more than 30 words and quotations from plays or poetry should be indented on the left-hand margin and set off from the main text. Omitted text in quotations should be marked [...] and the author’s interpolations should be enclosed by square brackets [xxx]. Emphasis should be marked by italics except in linguistic articles where bold type may be used instead. Words and names used metalinguistically should be given in italics.


Commas, full stops etc. should be placed inside the closing quotation mark.


References should be given immediately after the quotation, stating author, date and page as follows (Paasi 1996: 23) or, if the work can be clearly understood from the context, only the page number as follows (23). In reviews of a single work, only the page number needs to be given as follows (14). Place the reference before the end of the sentence when is integrated in the text but after the end of a block quotation. Separate the references with a comma when two or more works are referred to in the same parenthesis. Avoid abbreviations such as ibid., op. cit., i. e. and e. g. Instead of vide, write see, instead of viz., write namely.


Use indentation instead of a skipped line to mark the beginning of a new paragraph.

Notes should be numbered consecutively through the text and collected at the end of the article as endnotes.


3. References



Paasi, A. (1996). Territories, Boundaries and Consciousness. The Changing Geographies of the Finnish-Russian Border, Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.


Edited book


Bäckman, L. & Hultkrantz, Å. eds. (1985). Saami Pre-Christian Religion. Studies on the oldest traces of religion among the Saamis (Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis. Stockholm Studies in Comparative Religion 25), Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell International.




Roesdahl, E. (1998). “L’ivoire de morse et les colonies norroises du Groenland,” Proxima Thulé. Revue d’études nordiques, 3, pp. 9-48.


Chapter in edited book


Ränk, G. (1985). “The North-Eurasian background of the Ruto-cult,” in Saami Pre-Christian Religion. Studies on the oldest traces of religion among the Saamis (Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis, Stockholm Studies in Comparative Religion 25), eds. L. Bäckman & Å. Hultkrantz, Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell International, pp. 169-78.


Conference proceedings


Fatychova, F. (2006). “Namenstraditionen under den Baschkiren,” Proceedings of the 21st International Congress of Onomastic Sciences. Uppsala 1924 August 2002, vol. 2, Uppsala: Språk- och folkminnesinstitutet, pp. 89-95.




Palm, G. (1969). “De söp, dansade och älskade i vår märkligaste religiösa väckelse” [‘They got drunk, danced, and made love in our most astonishing religious revival’], Göteborgsposten 12 October.


“Lärarinna säger upp sig för att flyga med kristallarken” [‘Woman teacher resigns in order to fly with the crystal ark’], unsigned article in Aftonbladet 10 March 1935.


Electronic media


Grace, S. (2003). “Performing the Auto/Biographical Pact: Towards a Theory of Identity in Performance [paper delivered to ACTR conference, May 2003],” http://www.english.ubc.ca/faculty/grace/THTR_AB.HTM#paper; access date.


Unpublished dissertation


Smith, J. (1998). “Social Work Education in Scotland,” Diss., University of Glasgow.


References to several works by the same author, published the same year, should be numbered 2007a, 2007b, 2007c etc.:


Simmons, I. G. & Innes, J. B. (1996a). “An episode of prehistoric canopy manipulation at North Gill, North Yorkshire, England,” Journal of Archaeological Science, 23, pp. 337-41.


4. Illustrations, maps and tables

Illustrations, maps and tables accompanying the article should be listed separately.

4.1. Illustrations and maps

Illustrations and maps should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and presented with brief captions. The approximate placement of the illustration or map in the text should be stated in the article manuscript, and there should be a clear reference to the illustration or map in the text itself.


Illustrations and maps must be submitted in such condition that they may easily be reproduced in the journal. If possible, maps and illustrations should be submitted electronically, as separate files. Note that illustrations and maps should not be inserted into the text manuscript.


Unless the author has produced the illustration or map, the original source must be given. The article contributor is responsible for obtaining the right to reproduce the material. Permission should accompany the submitted article.

4.2. Tables

Tables should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and provided with explanatory captions.

5. Proofs

Proofs will be sent electronically to the contributor and must be returned within ten days. Only minimal changes should be made and contributors will be required to pay for major alterations from the original manuscript.

6. Off-prints

The author or authors will receive three copies of the journal containing the article and off-prints in the form of a PDF-document. Contributors to the sections Miscellanea, Reports and Reviews will receive one copy of the journal and off-prints in the form of a PDF-document. Authors may order further copies of the journal at a reduced price.