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MANUSCRIPT DETAILS AND SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

FORMAT

Font

  • Times New Roman, size 12, double-spaced and justified. 

Referencing Style

  • The Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition is acceptable, except in exceptional circumstances; the author must provide written justification for use of another referencing system. Endnotes are preferred to footnotes, and must be manually done to facilitate the page composition process. 
  • Titles must be no more than ten words long.

Language

  • 76 King Street is currently unable to accept manuscripts in which the main text is written in any language other than English.  Where sub-texts, dialogue, (particularly in the case of book excerpts) are written in any language other than English the editor may see it fit to ask the author to provide translations within endnotes.  Non-English speaking authors must have their manuscripts translated into English prior to submission.
  • N.B. Authors must pay attention to appropriate grammar, punctuation, spelling, verb continuity, sentence construction, and use of the active voice rather than the passive voice.

Spelling

  • 76 King Street is published in Jamaica and therefore follows the UK English format of spelling.

Images and Figures

  • Photographs, paintings, and illustrations are generally not accepted, except in exceptional circumstances where the image is crucial to the reader’s understanding of the article.  Images should be submitted at 300 dpi or more as digital files (JPEG, TIFF) Figures (tables and graphs) are accepted.  Captions for photographs, paintings, and drawings should be placed below the images and must include the name of the copyright holder and date of the composition below the image. Captions should also be placed below figures. Figures and tables should be referred to in the text as “Fig 1.”, “Fig. 2”, Table 1, Table 2, etc. 

The Peer Review/editing of papers

  • To facilitate our anonymous review process, authors’ names should not be visible anywhere within the body of the manuscript.  A separate document should be sent containing the author’s name, manuscript title, abstract, and a brief paragraph (between 80 and 100 words) about the author, specifically his/her institutional affiliation, research interests, and publication (s). 
  • After papers are peer-reviewed contributors are expected to make modifications and re-send the manuscript within one month after feedback from the reviewers. 
  • Scholars in the field are asked to review each article submitted for publication in 76 King Street. 
  • Peer reviewers will decide whether papers are either ready for publication, need limited author editing, need substantial author editing, or cannot be considered.

Peer reviewers will comment on the following:

  • Novelty/ quality of the author’s scholarship
  • The accessibility of the content  for a readership with interest in Marcus Garvey ad Garveyism, Pan-Africanism and Black Nationalism
  • Parameter and thematic exploration of the articles
  • Range and use of sources including referencing format
  • Style and strength of the narrative
  • N.B. Copy-editors/proofreaders reserve the right to edit manuscripts for grammar and punctuation prior to publication.

Intellectual Property

  • Previously published papers and papers under consideration for publication elsewhere should not be submitted. 76 King Street will not accept liability for any legal consequence which may arise as a result of contributors breaching this regulation.
  • Each contributor reserves the copyright to his/her manuscript; however, 76 King Street reserves the right to publish each article in reprints or electronic reproductions of the volume for which the article was intended without the prior consent of the author, as well as to publish abstracts from articles in print or electronically for the purpose of publicizing the journal. Excerpts from articles may also be used on Liberty Hall: The Legacy of Marcus Garvey’s social media pages for educational or motivational purposes.
  • In the exceptional circumstance where an image (painting, photograph or drawing) accompanies an article, authors are expected to clear all copyright/licensing permissions and pay all reproduction fees if any, prior to submission of these images. 
  • In the case of book excerpts, in the event that the copyright has been transferred to a third party, permission should be sought by the author for the reproduction of the text prior to submission to 76 King Street.  Authors must also provide written evidence that they have obtained permission from the copyright holder to reproduce these images.
  • Contributors will indemnify the publisher of 76 King Street against all lawsuits, damages or losses arriving from the contributor’s violation of a third party’s intellectual property in his/her article in text or images. 

Compensation

  • Contributors will not be compensated financially; however, each contributor will be entitled to one complimentary copy of the issue to which he/she has contributed.