Notes for Contributors

Submission of article

Please read the following notes before submitting material for possible publication and ensure that contributions comply with these.

When submitting your article all authors must have agreed to the submission and the article should not currently be considered for publication in this format by any other journal nor been published previously.

Text submissions should include:
  • Title page with full title and subtitle (if any). For the purposes of blind refereeing, the full name of each author with current affiliation and full address/phone/email details should appear on a separate sheet.
  • Abstract of 100-150 words maximum if relevant (shorter introductory paragraphs/abstracts are welcome for short submissions). If no abstract is provided, editors reserve the right to insert one.
  • 5-10 key words. If you do not provide these, the editors may insert key words at their own discretion.
  • Main text and word count — articles should be no longer than 4,000 words (not including references). We also welcome shorter submissions. Quotations exceeding 40 words should be displayed, indented, in the text.
  • URL links to scholarly and other sources cited.
  • Where possible, an image to accompany the text. Authors are responsible for obtaining permissions from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. Images should be supplied as a high resolution file at 300dpi minimum. All figures should have short descriptive captions typed on a separate sheet. We cannot guarantee that they will appear exactly in the position suggested, due to layout constraints.

We also welcome original visual/video submissions. Please provide a title and some contextual information.


Please ensure your document is a basic Word file, typed in single spacing throughout, using Calibri 12pt. We would ask that you do not use paragraph spacing but carriage returns to indicate paragraph breaks. Please do not use footnotes or endnotes embedded in the text. Endnotes, if necessary, should be signalled by superscript numbers in the main text and listed at the end of the text before the references.


Please use a clear style, avoiding jargon and appropriate for a general audience – please remember non-academic readers. If technical terms or acronyms must be included, define them when first used. We expect writers to consider the politics of their writing (for instance, the use of discriminatory terms and pronouns).


UK spellings must be used, unless forming part of a quotation.


Use single quotation marks with double quotes inside single quotes. Present dates in the form 1 May 2008. Do not use points in abbreviations, contractions or acronyms (e.g. AD, USA, Dr, PhD).


Tables should be provided as separate documents and their position indicated by a marginal note in the text or with <Table 1>. All tables should have short descriptive captions with footnotes and their source(s) typed below the tables.


All line diagrams and photographs pertaining to specific elements of a text article are termed 'Figures' and should be referred to as such in the manuscript. They should be numbered consecutively. Line diagrams should be presented in a form suitable for immediate reproduction (i.e. not require redrawing), each in a separate document. Diagrams should be reproducible to a final printed text area of 17cm x 10.5cm, and supplied as a high resolution black and white PDF file at 300dpi minimum. All figures should have short descriptive captions typed on a separate sheet. As a guide, placement can be indicated by <Figure 1> in the Word document.

Third party rights for images

f you intend to use images owned by third parties you must get permission to use them from the rights holder, either the author or publisher. Because Identity Papers applies the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License (CC BY) to all articles, you must clearly mark third party content to ensure that users understand the different licence conditions which apply to that content.

Example of marking the differently licensed item from the Creative Commons wiki:

The photo X is © 2009 Jane Park, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license:

If you are unable to get agreement from the rights holders to include content in your article you would have to choose alternative content.

Copyright and reproduction

Before publication, authors are requested to sign a 'Licence to publish' in Identity Papers, which grants exclusive right of first publication to the University of Huddersfield Press and for the University to identify itself as the original publisher. If authors wish to have access to the PDF via their own website or institutional repository, that can also be arranged after publication. A copy of the 'Licence to publish' is available at [URL].

Identity Papers applies the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License (CC BY) to all articles (read the human-readable summary or the full license legal code). Under the CC BY, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their article, but authors allow anyone unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.