[sic] - A Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation: 9th Call for Papers (Open, Non-Thematic Issue, December 2014)
[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming
9th issue. We accept:
- original research papers: up to 9,000 words, including references and footnotes
- reviews and interviews: up to 2,000 words
- translations of literary texts: up to 9,000 words
- video essays (max 50 MB) – video submissions are welcome from all fields within the
Submission of research papers, reviews, interviews, translations of a literary texts or video
essays implies that the work described has not been published previously and that its publication
is approved by all authors. By submitting an article or video to [sic], the authors acknowledge
that that the article or video is original and entirely the result of work of the author or authors.
The ownership and rights of works submitted and published in [sic] shall reside with the
author(s). However, [sic] reserves the primary right of publication.
All manuscripts (research papers, reviews, interviews, and translations of literary texts) and
video essays should be submitted by email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manuscripts must be computer typed and saved in .doc or .docx formats (Times New Roman,
letter size 12 points, double spaced, fully paginated), while video essays should be submitted in
standard video formats. Please attach to every submission a covering letter confirming that all
authors have agreed to the submission and that the article is not currently being considered for
publication by any other journal.
Research Articles and Video Essays
All submitted research papers, reviews and video essays should contain:
- title page with full title and subtitle (if any)
For the purposes of blind refereeing, full name of each author with current affiliation and full
contact details plus short biographical note (up to 150 words) should be supplied in a separate
file. Please ensure that you have anonymized the script throughout, deleting self-references until
after the review process is complete.
- abstract of 100-150 words
- up to 10 key words
- main text and word count – submissions must not exceed a total of 9,000 words,
including abstract, main text, notes, all references and author's short biographical note
Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any
illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere (all quotations,
titles, names, and dates should be double-checked for accuracy).
Translations of Literary Texts
All translations should include the following:
- title page with full title and subtitle (if any) and the author's and translator's name
- main text and word count – submissions (main text or the translation, original author's
and translator's biographies) must not exceed a total of 9,000 words
Authors of translations are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders allowing
the publication of the original author's work in their translation in [sic].
Citing and Formatting
Authors are responsible for ensuring that manuscripts are accurately typed before final
submission. Manuscripts may be returned to the author if they do not follow the basic guidelines
of the house style. The house style for [sic] is based on MLA (Modern Language Association)
Style (https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/) Authors will receive proofs of their
manuscripts and be asked to send corrections to the editors within 2 weeks. Submissions are
subject to editing and styling that complies with the journal's standards. Submitted manuscripts
are not returned to authors. The journal does not pay contributors.
Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Submission Process
should be sent to the journal's editors at: email@example.com.
Submission deadline: July 1, 2014
Anticipated publication date: December 1, 2014