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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 essay must be pre-edited by a faculty mentor, whose name will appear in the journal as the ‘Co-editor’ for the piece. This new requirement seeks to enhance the level of professional utterance in submissions. The name of the author should be centered beneath the title, while the name of the faculty mentor should be centered beneath the name of the author, as follows:

    Title of Manuscript

    Jane Smith

    Dr. John Doe (Mentor and Co-editor)
  • The draft must be no longer than 35 pages, double spaced, 12pt font, including notation and bibliography. All entries should be in Times New Roman 12 pt., including the title of the article, inset quotations, footnotes or endnotes, and submitted as a Word doc.
  • The reference format is to be uniform within the piece, but can conform to any recognized standard in the author’s discipline.
  • That said, each article must feature a bibliography of Works Cited and include DOI (digital object identifier) that you will find, when available, on the PDF of an article, or via the following search engine:
  • The opening paragraph should engage the reader and conclude with a definite thesis that articulates the contribution of the manuscript to the field of knowledge in the student’s discipline. A footnote in the opening paragraph should concisely account for seminal studies that the manuscript transcends. The essay’s first paragraph should be concise and not bogged down in a “literature review.” A brief summary of the status quo of knowledge, with elaborative citation occurring in a footnote, will suffice. Scholarly submissions that fail to account for original contribution (whether in terms of a new perspective or archival research) will not find a home in the NTJUR.
  • The first sentence of subsequent paragraphs should, if possible, place new emphases in the context of the original thesis and provide a sense that the study has now arrived at an exciting further stage of the author’s thesis.
  • The remaining sentences of a paragraph must cohere. Paragraphs that count on the reader to speculate about the relation between or among sentences, will not find a home in NTJUR.
  • Students should end each paragraph, where possible or appropriate, with a conclusive remark that makes the reader feel grateful for the substance of that paragraph, relative to an emphatic sense of the benefit of the paragraph for the essay’s progressively unfolding argument.
  • We encourage authors to avoid long inset quotations. When, however, authors use an inset quotation, the indented quotation should occur through two clicks on the “Increase Indent” function, and not through any other mechanism.
  • Neither page headers nor page numbers should appear on the manuscript
  • Creative theses are welcome, as are scholarly introductions to those works, should the author and his/her mentor deem such an introduction appropriate. If not, the submission is still welcome, though subject to the same page limitation that pertains to scholarly-essay submission.

Author Guidelines

Authors: See the checklist above for preparing your document.

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