Guidelines for article contributions to The Blue Notebook
All contributions will be peer-reviewed by our panel of referees. These guidelines are not here to put you off writing something for TBN, as we welcome submissions. The guidelines are to help keep articles in a uniform format to help with the journal design layout. If you have any questions please email Sarah.Bodman@uwe.ac.uk
Please write no more than 4000 words (unless previously agreed).
Save your article text as a Microsoft rtf document with your surname as the file name: i.e. Jones.rtf
As well as your article, please supply the following text:
Abstract: a short, 100 word max abstract for website. Saved as abstract.rtf
Short author details: four sentences maximum, to include at the end of your article.
You may include your own email and website address if you wish, plus the name of your institution/organisation if applicable. Saved as author.rtf
Please format all text as follows:
When referring to titles of artworks or publication titles in the main text, please give titles in italics not in quote marks.
Quotations and Bibliography:
Please format quotations in your text as follows:
Single quote marks for short quotes.
Quotations over 25 words long, please inset as a clearly separate paragraph with no quote marks.
All quotations should be followed in brackets, by (author's surname, date of publication, page number).
Bibliography Please list in this format: title, author's surname, initial, (date) publisher, city, ISBN No.
No Longer Innocent: Book Art in America 1960-1980, Bright, B. (2005) Granary Books, New York, ISBN 1 887123 71 7
For quotes from websites: please list website address, URL and date quote was taken from the website.
Please number 1 2 3 etc. in the main text as superscript, and list at the end of the article, please do not embed footnotes in the main text.
Please supply illustrations as RGB colour, JPEG format, 300 dpi with a minimum size of 11 x 15 cms (or thereabouts). Title images as 1.jpeg, 2.jpeg etc. and then supply all captions info in a separate rtf. document numbered accordingly, and save document as captions.rtf
Illustration captions should be supplied for each image in the following format:
Artist forename, artist surname, title of work in italics, date,
Guy Begbie Black Cross Channel 1998
Supplementary caption info can include; size in cms, media, edition no./unique work, place, name of photographer (in this order please)
19.5 x 12 x 0.7 cms, mono-screenprint, cloth-bound, unique book, Bristol, UK, photograph: John Rivers
Please email texts as .doc or .rtf files to Sarah.Bodman@uwe.ac.uk
Images can be uploaded to Dropbox or similar, please email to advise when sending.
Sarah Bodman, The Blue Notebook
Centre for Fine Print Research
UWE, Bristol, School of Art Media and Design
Kennel Lodge Road