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Author Guidelines

Form of Manuscript

All manuscripts must be submitted electronically in .rtf or .doc format. Notes should be numbered consecutively and follow the text of the article. The name of the author(s) should appear after the title and before the text of the article. A short biographical note of no more than 200 words should be included separately. Degrees, current and previous positions and major publications among other things may be noted.


A brief abstract (which must not exceed 200 words) of the content of the article should be prepared by the author.

Form of Citation

Manuscripts should normally conform to the standards outlined in The Chicago Manual of Style (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010). Translations of passages in languages other than French or English should be provided in the text.


Photocopies or electronic format of visual material (with brief captions) must be submitted by authors for initial evaluation. Once an article has been accepted, the author is responsible for supplying clear glossy photos or high resolution graphic files, preferably (300 dpi TIFF images) of the illustrations, and for securing the permission to publish copyrighted material if necessary.

Author Rights

Starting with this Volume XIII (2013), all authors will publish under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 license under which authors retain copyright after initial publication in Fontanus. For more information about Creative Commons, visit


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. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed. 

    You have obtained permission for any third party material that is used in the submission.


Copyright Notice

Authors retain copyright of the work. They agree to the following terms:

1.       Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication.

2.        Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal’s published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal. 

3.       Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.


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