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Author Guidelines

Submission to Barnboken – tidskrift för barnlitteraturforskning/Journal of Children’s Literature Research is taken to imply that the same manuscript is not under consideration by another journal. If the manuscript forms part of a book currently in press, the authors should specify details of the publisher of this book and expected date of publication.

Please note that the submitting author will be the principal contact for editorial correspondence, throughout the peer review and proofreading process, if applicable.

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Publication fee Publication in Barnboken – tidskrift för barnlitteraturforskning/Journal of Children’s Literature Research is free of charge until further notice.

Length Maximum 30,000 characters, including space between words, bibliography and pictures/graphs/charts.

Format Use Times point 12 and double spacing throughout your manuscript, including indented quotations. Use one space between words. Use a blank line before and after indented quotations. Do not use quotation marks for indented quotations. Use a maximum of three levels of headings made clear by orthographic indicators, i.e. capitals, italics, bold etc.

Title The title should be informative and accurate and at the same time trigger the interest of the reader. A short running head will be derived from the title to appear on each page of the paper.

Title page Organize the title page in the following way: 1) title of manuscript, 2) name of author(s), 3) name of department(s) and institution(s), and 4) name and full postal address of the corresponding author who also acts as 'Guarantor' for all parts of the paper.

Figures Upon acceptance please supply figures in JPG-format. For further information please see Guidelines.

If the figures have been taken from sources not copyrighted by the author, it is the author’s sole responsibility to secure the rights from the copyright holder to reproduce those figures/graphs/images for both worldwide print and web publication. All reproduction costs charged by the copyright holder must be borne by the author. When figures/graphics/images are reproduced, a parenthesis should be added to the figure legend thus: (Reproduced with permission from xxx.)

Abstract Articles must include an abstract of up to 300 words. The abstract should stand alone, enabling a reader to decide whether or not to proceed to the full text of the article. Please provide an abstract in your native language and in English.

Keywords After the abstract, please give 5-10 key words for readers looking for material by key word searching on Internet. Avoid using the same words as in the title.

Biographical details Include full name(s), current professional affiliation, and an email address for correspondence. If more than one author, please indicate who the corresponding author is.

Style MLA style should be used. Please see MLA Guidelines. For more information on MLA style, see http://www.mla.org/style.

 

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.

  1. I, the corresponding author, am authorized by all of my co-authors to submit this paper.
  2. I, the submitting author, will be the point of contact throughout the peer review and proofreading process (if applicable).

  3. 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).
  4. The article, or any part thereof, is in no way a violation of any existing original or derivative copyright.
  5. The article contains nothing obscene, indecent, objectionable or libellous.
  6. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  7. When available, the URLs to access references online are provided, including those for open access versions of the reference. The URLs are ready to click (e.g., http://www.barnboken.net).
  8. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and the manuscript file is complete - thus all tables, figures, legends and supplemental material (if applicable) are placed at the end of the manuscript following the references. In addition, each figure and supplemental material is supplied separately in the original source file. Please note that it is the responsibility of the author(s) to obtain permission from the copyright holder to reproduce figures or tables that have previously been published elsewhere.
  9. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  10. If the manuscript will be submitted to a peer reviewed section of the journal, the instructions for securing Blind Review have been followed. The same elements have been keyed in exactly the same way throughout the manuscript.
  11. Only one space has been entered after the full-stop at the end of a sentence.
  12. The text has not been justified; a ragged right-hand margin has been used.
  13. Do not use the lowercase l for 1 (one) or the uppercase O for 0 (zero)!
  14. The space bar has only been used as a word separator. TAB has been used when indenting paragraphs or separating columns in tables.
  15. 'Italics' or single quotes have been used for emphasis. Avoid using underlines!
  16. Figures and illustrations have been provided as separate files, in addition to appearing in the main manuscript file. See guidelines for preparing illustrations/figures. Please note that it is the responsibility of the author(s) to obtain permission from the copyright holder to reproduce figures or tables that have previously been published elsewhere.
  17. Figure legends have been placed at the end of the article in the main manuscript, before text for tables and supplemental files, if any.
  18. Illustrations have been provided as separate files, not embedded in the main manuscript file. See guidelines for preparing illustrations/figures.
  19. Each figure of a manuscript should be submitted as a single file. See separate guidelines for preparing figures.
  20. Multi-panel figures (those with parts a, b, c, d etc) have been submitted as a single composite file that contains all parts of the figure. See separate guidelines for preparing figures.
  21. As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with guidelines. Supplemental files are submitted in accordance with instructions and information is given on a separate page at the end of the main article.
 

Copyright and License Notice

Authors contributing to Barnboken – tidskrift för barnlitteraturforskning/Journal of Children’s Literature Research agree to publish their articles under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported, allowing third parties to share their work (copy, distribute, transmit) and to adapt it, under the condition that the authors are given credit, that the work is not used for commercial purposes, and that in the event of reuse or distribution, the terms of this license are made clear

Authors retain copyright of their work, with first publication rights granted to Co-Action Publishing. However, authors are required to transfer copyrights associated with commercial use to the Publisher.

 

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