Guidance on papers submitted to the journal

  1. Papers should normally be 5,000-8,000 words in length.  They should begin with an abstract of no more than 150 words.
  2. Papers should be formatted with good margins all round and typed in double spacing.  The text should be carefully checked and in its final form.
  3. Papers should be submitted by email to the editor.

In particular please note:

  • papers should be accessible to international readers; where possible specifically Scottish terms and acronyms should be explained with this in mind;
  • a small number of footnotes is permissible, listed separately and numbered serially (arabic numerals);
  • each table should have a number and a title and should be very clearly laid out;
  • drawings, diagrams and photographs should be kept to an absolute minimum since they present considerable reproductive problems, and should be submitted as separate attached files;
  • references should be indicated in the typescript by the name of the author and the year of publication with page numbers where appropriate.  References to several publications by and author in the same year should be marked alphabetically with small letters.  The full references should be listed in alphabetical order double-spaced, at the end of the article.   Contributors should use the Harvard system of referencing; a full guide may be accessed by following the link opposite.