Journal Authors' Guidelines
• The deadline for the submission
of the full text of papers in English is 23rd February, 2007. We have
asked for pre-submission of papers because (1) given that this is an international
conference it will enable all participants, whatever their first language,
to have time to read the papers in advance. (2) papers will go immediately
to be refereed for publication in the online journal Crimes and Misdemeanours:
Deviance and the Law in Historical Perspective.
• The conference language will be English. Your paper is part of
a panel of (usually) three speakers, and the time slot allocated to your
panel in the programme is based around that expectation.
• The expectation of you, therefore, is that you will deliver a
paper of no more than 20 minutes (which may be supported by handouts or
other aids); leaving adequate time at the end of the session for discussion.
• We would ask plenary speakers to ensure to leave at least 20 minutes
of their session for discussion.
• The running order given in the programme should be adhered to,
as far as possible, so that any latecomers will catch the paper they wish
• Please note, also, that the Chair will be keeping an eye on the
time, and will alert you when you have 5 minutes, 3 minutes and then 1
minute to conclude. Please, for the sake of the other speakers in the
panel, remember that it is not possible to overrun sessions, and that
therefore, the Chair for your panel has been instructed to insist that
you stop speaking after 25 minutes, and that the Chair reduce the time
for questions accordingly.
• As normal practice, the discussion of papers will take place at
the end of the panel, once all papers have been delivered. If you wish
to alter this arrangement as regards your own paper, please contact the
conference organisers and the panel chair in advance.
• Please ensure that you meet your Chair before your session, and
provide (ideally on paper) a brief introduction as you would wish it to
• If you have not done so already, please alert us as soon as possible
to any aids you require for your session.
• If you intend to use powerpoint, you are strongly urged to provide
the conference organisers with a copy of the presentation beforehand,
so that we may ensure it is loaded onto the system.
• You have been asked to chair a panel of (usually) three speakers,
within a timeslot of 1 hour and thirty minutes.
• This will normally consist of a twenty minute paper from each
speaker, followed by thirty minutes of discussion (40 minutes for a four-paper
• You are asked to introduce each speaker, very briefly –
taking note of the information provided by them where available.
• You are asked to keep an eye on the time – and to warn speakers
when they have 5 minutes, 3 minutes and finally 1 minute to the end of
their 20 minute allotted slot.
• You are asked to be firm with speakers if they insist on continuing
talking. They MUST be halted after 25 minutes, if necessary by interrupting
them vocally to request them to conclude. Remember, it is unfair on the
other speakers not to do so, no matter how good or interesting a paper
may seem. Overrunning papers cannot be used to extend the timeslot for
an overall panel.
• You are not asked to act as discussant for the papers. Because
this is a small, single-stranded conference with pre-circulated papers
we expect discussion to be readily forthcoming and to flow from one session
to another, without additional input from a discussant.
• It is the responsibility of the Chair to conduct the discussion:
you should seek to ensure that questions do not all focus on one speaker,
or two speakers to the exclusion of one or two. Should the discussion
seem to be so tending, you are asked to intervene with a question to try
to open up the discussion, to include the other speaker(s).
• You should also ensure that no questioner from the audience is
allowed to dominate the discussion.
• It is the Chair’s responsibility to bring the panel to a
conclusion. You should end the session no later than 5 minutes after the
allotted time if there is a break of more than 30 minutes; but for shorter
interludes between panels, please ensure that panel sessions end promptly.
• NB: If there is a problem with the technology, and that affects
only one speaker, then you should shift the speaker to the end of the
panel, to allow time for the problem to be sorted.
and Misdemeanours: Deviance and the Law in Historical Perspective
NOTES FOR AUTHORS
The editors of Crimes and Misdemeanours: Deviance and the Law in Historical
Perspective believe that the journal should reflect and encourage a wide
range of perspectives, provided that the pieces are not discriminatory
or likely to cause offence. Opinions expressed in articles, features and
reviews are those of individual authors and do not represent editorial
policy. Please avoid excess jargon specific to a particular approach or
discipline area, in the interests of accessibility to the widest possible
readership. The journal welcomes unsolicited submissions. Manuscripts
are reviewed blind: neither authors nor expert readers know one another's
Submissions to Crimes and Misdemeanours must be sent in electronic
copy format. To submit a manuscript electronically, please send it either
in WORD or in RICH TEXT FORMAT to the email address below. The submission
should include a 100 word abstract, including also copies of any statistical
tables, maps, or illustrations. Provide your name(s), address(es) and
contact information on a separate title page. Articles should normally
be between 8,000 and 10,000 words in length (including notes), but either
shorter or longer submissions may be considered on their merits. Reviews
and review articles should be submitted direct to the Book Review Editor.
The Editors will seek to notify authors about the acceptability of a paper
within three months; however since some manuscripts may have to travel
the world to reviewers, it may sometimes take longer to get back to you.
The Editors will not enter into correspondence about papers considered
unsuitable for publication.
Layout of Electronic Copy
All material should be formatted for A4 or quarto paper, DOUBLE SPACED,
and in Arial font size 11 for the main text and font size 12 for headings
and sub-headings. The Title should be capitalized in bold font 12, main
headings title case bold font 12 and sub-headings indented title case
bold font 11. Margins left and right should be 3.17cm and top and bottom
2.54 cm. Each page should be numbered at the top of the page.
Quotations of more than 50 words should be indented on both left and right
This Journal uses footnotes and NOT the Harvard system. Footnote numbering
should be in superscript, but not either bold or italic. Footnote numbers
should be placed in the text, following the end of a sentence unless there
is a need to endnote a particular word. Please try to avoid sentences
with numerous footnote numbers within them.
In Reviews, all material should be incorporated into the text: there should
be no notes.
Please avoid cross-references as far as possible. In Reviews, the author's
name should appear at the end of the review, on the right-hand side, with
his/her institution on the left. The total word count, including footnotes,
should be added at the end.
Quotation marks should be ‘single’; double quotation marks
should be used only to indicate one quotation within another. Quotations
may be given in an original foreign language, but a translation into English
must also be provided.
should be preceded by the title in full.
Use italics for titles of books, journals and newspapers.
Numbers should be given as follows: one to twelve in words; 13 onwards
in figures. Please give dates in figures (ie: 1380, 1900, and in sequence,
1810-16; 1242-3), and refer in both text and footnotes to 1640s. Use words
for tenth century, for example, in both text and footnotes. For specific
dates please use 12 November 1800 in both text and footnotes. In footnotes,
the months are given in the form Jan, Feb, March, Apr, May, June, July,
Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec.
Spelling should be UK English. Normally, the spelling in English language
quotations (or the English translations of foreign language quotations)
should be in modern English, with standardized spelling, unless the original
language, spelling, or punctuation is required for textual discussion.
Equally, place names should normally use the standard English form, if
one is in common use, otherwise the local modern spelling should be used.
Please use italics for non-English words which are not accepted as part
of the daily language, thus: mores but vice versa. We prefer
UK, USA, Dr, Mrs, Rev. In the text, avoid abbreviations apart from standard
accepted ones such as these but in footnote text use: i.e., e.g. (see
above for months). Above all, however, be consistent in your usage, especially
for conventions of punctuation.
These should be kept to a minimum.
Book titles are italicised and the original capitalization pattern of
the original should be followed, especially with non-English language
titles, as well as over the use of first names or initials.
First citations follow this pattern: Martin Wiener, Men of Blood.
Violence, Manliness, and Criminal Justice in Victorian England, (Cambridge
University Press, 2004) p. 3 (or pp. 3-4).
Edited collections are indicated by (ed.) for single editors and (eds)
for multiple authors.
With multiple authors, please give the first author and indicate the others
as follows: et al. Chapters in edited collections follow this pattern:
Annalise Rules, ‘Law as Object’ in Sally E Merry and Donald
Brenneis (eds), Law and Empire in the Pacific. Fiji and Hawaii
(James Currey, 2003) p. 188.
For articles, please use the following pattern, with the volume number
in Arabic numerals, the relevant page numbers, and the page number of
any direct citation. Again, follow the capitalization pattern of the original:
Susanne Davies, 'Sexuality, Performance and Spectatorship in Law: the
case of Gordon Lawrence, Melbourne, 1888', Journal of the History
of Sexuality, 7 (1997) p. 390.
For subsequent citations of any publication, use the surname of the author(s)
and a short title: Wiener, Men of Blood, pp. 88-9; Rules, ‘Law’,
p. 190; Davies, 'Sexuality', p. 390.
For translated texts, please use the following: K. Jaspers, General
Human Resource Management, 7th edn, trans. J. Hoenig and M. Hamilton
For pamphlets or occasional papers which are part of a series, put the
name of the series and the number of the paper in brackets after the title,
along with the publisher, place and date of publication). British official
publications should be listed under the name of the department, or as
Parliamentary Papers (abbreviated after first citation to PP), and for
foreign official papers, place the name/abbreviation of the country before
For unpublished texts, please follow this pattern: Jane Abbott, ‘Juvenile
Delinquency: Victorian and Modern Parallels', unpublished PhD thesis,
Nottingham Trent University, 2002, or Judith Rowbotham, ‘Delinquency
in Play', unpublished conference paper, Social History Society conference,
Leicester, 4 January 2003.
For web references, use the following patterns. Where there is a title
or collection involved: http://booth.lse.ac.uk/ Charles Booth and the
survey into life and labour in London (1886-1903). Where the reference
is simply to a website, use: http://www.ihr.sas.ac.uk, and give also the
date of access.
For newsreels, use the following pattern: Visinews Film Library, London,
British Gaumont, Issue 269, 27 July 1936 (hereafter GB). For documentary
and feature films, Mission to Moscow (Michael Curtiz, Warner Bros, US,
1943). For radio/television broadcasts, use: Women's Hour, BBC Radio 4,
15 January 2000.
For references to newspapers, give the title of the newspaper, followed
by the date and the page number (if available): The Times, 7
June 1871, p. 10.
For manuscript references, these should always be cited by repository
and reference code, with the repository name abbreviated after the first
citation. Where all manuscripts are in one repository, the repository
title need only be given at the first citation. Reference codes should
follow the conventions used in the relevant repository.
Do NOT use Ibid., op. cit. or idem.
Citation of Legal materials
Citation of statutes and reported cases should follow the standard English
style and should appear in the main text as follows:
Statutes: Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984
To refer to a specific provision: ‘s76(2)a) Police and Criminal
Evidence Act 1984 provides that…’ Note there is no comma before
the year and no need to include ‘of the’ after the section
Cases: R v Clarence 1888; Sheldrake v DPP
Where possible the full neutral citation should appear in an accompanying
R v Clarence (1888) 22 QBD 23;
Sheldrake v DPP  1 AC 264
Illustrations and Tables
All pictures, maps, diagrams, figures and graphs should be submitted in
form suitable for inclusion in electronic format. Each illustration, figure
or table should be given an Arabic numeral, followed by a heading, and
should be referred to in the text. They should be submitted in a file
separate from the article text (with a list of headings, captions or citations
on a separate sheet), but their place in the text should be marked. For
information on creating electronic versions of your figures, please view
the separate information sheet on Electronic Graphics Files.
Tables should be on separate sheets. Indicate in the margin of the text
where the tables should be placed.