All submissions should be sent to the editor(s) in one of the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .txt.
All submissions should use a 12-point, serif font (preferably, Times New Roman) and be formatted in double spacing. New paragraphs should be indented 0.5 inches and new sentences should follow a single space after the period.
The title of your submission should appear in title case, centred, and bold at the top of your submission. Author information (name and affiliation) should be listed centred on the line below the title. If your submission requires headers, please use the format outlined below. Like the submission title, headings should also employ title case.
Here is the First Header
Here is the Second Header (underlined)
Here is the Tertiary Header
Title case requires the capitalisation of all nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs and subordinate conjunctions (i.e. as, because, although) and uses lowercase for all articles, coordinate conjunctions and prepositions.
Example: Here is an Example of Title Case
IDEAH prefers footnotes instead of endnotes. Footnotes should be placed following the period as shown in the example below. Avoid using footnotes for purposes of referencing, with in-text citations used instead. If in-text citations cannot be used, a source can be cited as part of a footnote.
Example: This is where the author should place their footnote.1
At this time, all submissions must be made in English. Spelling should follow Canadian/British conventions, unless the author is referring to the proper noun where the official spelling should then be used instead. All acronyms should be spelled out in full upon their first use only followed by initials noted in parentheses, as exemplified below.
Example: Interdisciplinary Engagement in Arts & Humanities (IDEAH)
Submissions should abide by Canadian/British grammar rules. In particular, authors should be aware of the following conventions:
Use of the Oxford comma, which dictates the formatting of lists within sentences
Example: This comma convention is known as the Oxford comma, the serial comma, or the Harvard comma.
Use of the hanging apostrophe for possessives ending in “s”
Example: Digital Humanities’
Differentiation between the format of a hyphen (-) and a dash (--)
Lists that do not need to define hierarchy or order of value, should use bullet points. If the list requires a specific sequence, it should appear numbered. Lists should be used sparingly to maximize their impact.
Numbers zero to nine should be spelled out in whole words; numbers 10 and over should be indicated numerically. Except in the following circumstances:
If the sentence includes a series of numbers, then numerical indications must be used
If the number appears as part of a dataset, in conjunction with a symbol or as part of a table, then the numerical indication must be used
If the number is less than zero or includes a decimal point, then the numerical indication must be used
If a sentence starts with a number, then it must be spelled out in whole words
Symbols are permitted in the text and in tables as long as they are commonly understood or specifically defined by the author.
Formulae must be proofed carefully by the author as editors will not edit formulae: formulae will appear in the order laid out in the publication. LaTeX equations can be embedded directly into the main text. If you have used an alternative software to create the formulae, consider including this as an image.
The inclusion of accompanying diagrams and images is encouraged, as long as the author has legal right to disseminate such media. All submissions should cite tables and media within the text using consecutive, Arabic numeration. Citations should be placed within the text at the appropriate point, and should include a brief, explanatory title and copyright information if necessary.
Tables can be recreated and embedded directly into the text. The source files for each media material should be sent separately and not included in the main text; accepted file formats are: .jpg, .png, .gif, .mp3, .wav, .ogg, mp4 or .webm.
All submissions should use double quotation marks (“ ”) except for quotes within another speech, which should use single quotation marks (‘ ’). Quotations that are longer than four lines in length should be formatted as a block quotation.
In-text citations and the reference list should follow current MLA guidelines: https://www.uvic.ca/library/research/citation/documents/mla.pdf.
The reference list should appear at the end of the submission and should only include materials cited in the text. Entries should be single spaced; each entry should begin at the margin and should indent any subsequent lines by 0.5 inches (a hanging indent).
At the end of the submission, please include a contact email and brief biography (less than 100 words) for each author.
All articles published in IDEAH are open access and free to read. Our default licence is the Creative Commons attribution license, or CC-BY: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. Articles are also assigned a Digital Object Identifier or DOI upon publication, for persistent identification.