CONTRIBUTING TO THE JOURNAL
IMCoS invites contributions on all areas and periods of the history of cartography. Articles normally range between 3,000–6,000 words plus endnotes. As many of the journal’s readers will not have English as their first language, the Editor encourages authors to write clearly, with no ambiguities. Also bear in mind that the history of cartography embraces many disciplines; your area of specialisation must therefore be intelligible to a broad audience. For authors not writing in English as their native language, the Editor will provide assistance.
CONDITIONS OF PUBLICATION
The submitted work must be original and not previously published.
The author is responsible for obtaining all permission to publish copyright material and to reproduce illustrations in print and online, worldwide. Help can be sought from the Editor.
Any costs incurred in obtaining permissions are the responsibility of the author.
IMCoS retains the copyright of all material published in the IMCoS Journal and on its website.
The opinions of the author are not necessarily those of the Editor or IMCoS.
Authors will receive four free copies of the issue of the journal in which their article appears.
Articles can range between 3,000–6,000 words plus endnotes. If an article is longer please contact the Editor who will make a final decision on whether it can be included.
Articles should be emailed to the Editor as a Word document.
Typescripts should be double-spaced.
Number all pages.
Do not format the article.
Captions should include: maker/author, title, date, source of image and explantory text.
4–8 illustrations/photographs. Please read the section below on image size and resolution.
These must be cleared for copyright.
Illustrations should be sent separately via an Internet-based large file transfer site such as WeTransfer or Dropbox.
DO NOT EMBED IMAGES INTO THE TEXT. Indicate on your typescript where the images ideally should go in the text.
Each image requires a caption giving map title, maker, date of production, where made, size in metric. The source of the image must be acknowledged. E.g. ‘Reproduced with the permission of …’ or other wording that has been stipulated by the copyright holder.
The author should supply a short profile.
SHORTER ARTICLES of 1,500–2,500 are placed in our ‘Worth a Look’ section. A maximum of 2–3 images will be accepted.
BOOK REVIEWS should be 500–1,000 words long.
Abbreviations: do not use except in units of measurement.
Centuries to be written in full e.g. eighteenth century. Note century is in lower case.
Dates should be given as 2 May 2016 unless when quoting original text.
Ellipses are not necessary at the beginning or end of a quotation.
Endnotes: see References
Foreign words and phrases should be italicised
Measurement: Use metric measures (height x width).
Numbers less than twenty should be spelt out, those above twenty in figures.
Quotations: Single quotation marks are used for all quotations, except where there is a quotation within a quotation in which case use double quotation marks.
Book: John Morelles, The life and times of William Sturt, London: Pen Press, 1988, pp. 121–34.
Article: S. G. Hopper, ‘British attitudes towards Portuguese literature’, Literary Journal, No. 45, 1976, pp. 969–76.
Spelling: Use British spelling as given in the Oxford English Dictionary.
* Digital images can be submitted either as attachments to an email (individually), via an Internet-based large file transfer site such as WeTransfer, or Dropbox or on a CD-ROM/USB stick which we can return if required.
* We need jpegs or tiffs at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and at a size no smaller than 20 cms across. The larger the image the better – this gives full flexibility for design and good detail. 5 or 6 MB is more likely to be appropriate. Files should have the quality option set between 8 (high) and 12 (maximum). Good tiff files are larger and are best sent via an Internet-based large file transfer site on a CD-ROM or USB memory stick.
For further information contact the Editor, Ljiljana Ortolja-Baird.
Mailing address is: 14 Hallfield, Quendon, Essex CB11 3XY, UK.