Renaissance Quarterly Style Sheet (Revised January 2004)

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Renaissance Quarterly Style Sheet (Revised January 2004)


ARTICLES

1. INITIAL MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION

Three paper copies of the manuscript and the abstract (100 words or less) are required. Please do not send an electronic copy at this point. On a separate sheet, include: author's name, email address, home and institutional addresses, and phone and fax numbers. The author's name should not appear on the title page or elsewhere in the manuscript/abstract to ensure blind readings from referees.

Referees expect to read manuscripts that conform to the RQ Style Sheet. Manuscripts should be DOUBLE SPACED, including abstract, text, quotations, endnotes (NOT footnotes), and bibliography. A bibliography of printed sources is required. For initial submission, photocopies of illustrations rather than original photos are preferable.

2. SUBMISSION OF ACCEPTED MANUSCRIPTS

The Articles Editor will contact authors of accepted manuscripts about content, format, and style issues. After completing revisions, the author sends the RSA office (rsa@rsa.org) one paper copy and one electronic copy to serve as the basis for copyediting. Authors lacking email may send a paper copy and an IBM compatible high-density 1.44mb diskette. The diskette should be labeled with the author's name, article title, and the word processing program/ version. The RSA office uses Word Perfect but accepts other programs. On the paper copy, the author's name should appear on a separate line after the title, with the author's institutional affiliation or geographic location placed at the end of the text. Illustrations are submitted with the revised manuscript; they should be unmounted glossy prints. Copies of the publishing permissions as well as captions are required. Samples of caption format are in 3.F below.

3. STYLE

RQ uses the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS), 15th or newest edition, with modifications as noted. Spelling should be American. As an aid to reader comprehension, provide life dates for historical figures and publication dates for works discussed.

A. NUMBERS AND DATES

The numbers one through ninety-nine are spelled out in the text, except in dates, page numbers, and parts of books: "one chapter deals with" and "chapter 1 deals with." Roman numerals should be converted to Arabic, except for introductory materials, legal citations, personal titles, or original page numbers. Inclusive page numbers are written as follows: 66-67; 100-09; 115-508.

Dates are written European style: 1 January 1400. Numbers that identify centuries are spelled out. A century name is hyphenated when used as an adjective (sixteenth-century art). Italian century names are capitalized (Quattrocento). Inclusive dates are written as follows: 1560-74.

B. ITALICS

Italics are used for foreign words/phrases not directly quoted and for English words when they are discussed as words. Italics are NOT used for foreign place names (Mont St. Michel), foreign proper names (Francois), or direct quotations from foreign languages.

C. QUOTATIONS IN GENERAL

Long quotations: More than ten typed lines of prose or three lines of verse are set off in a block and double spaced. As needed, briefly cite within parentheses the source, the page, or line numbers quoted.

     Have men beheld the Graces dance,
     Or seen the upper orbs to move?
     So did these turn, return, advance,
     Drawn back by doubt, put on by love.
                                  (265-68)

Short quotations "are placed between quotation marks in the text" (Source, page). Lines of poetry also need slashes (/) between lines and double slashes (//) between stanzas.

Ellipsis points: use within the body of a quote to indicate omission (... or .... if the omission includes a period). Avoid beginning and closing ellipses.

D. QUOTATIONS FROM FOREIGN LANGUAGES

A word or short passage is immediately followed by a translation in parentheses the first time it appears; for example, coram papa (in the presence of the pope), or "fare quattro fiche" (to make four figs). …

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