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Victorians Journal of Culture and Literature editorial standards
Work accepted for publication in Victorians Journal is subject to editing designed to bring articles into conformity with House standards, including style, grammar, and usage. Publication is predicated on requested revisions and editing, along the following guidelines:
Eliminating personal pronouns / self-referencing in favor of more objective language / tone
Using American spellings in author narrative and preserving British spellings as they occur in quotations
Applying American grammatical usage
Following MLA punctuation and citation formatting, as employed by Victorians Journal
Eliminating repetitive use of secondary titles within the text and footnotes (found on works cited)
Avoiding parenthetical asides wherever possible
Minimizing footnotes to prevent parallel narratives. Notes should be limited to conveying relevant references for further study.
Explaining (in text through word / phrase or as a footnote) obscure / rarified or culturally specific terms and jargon
Reserving use of italics for book titles, foreign terms, and occasional emphases (denoted “emphasis added”)
Ella Dzelzainis, Birkbeck College, London, UK
Nikolai Endres, Western Kentucky University, US
Maria Frawley, George Washington University, US
Brent Kinser, Western Carolina University, US
William Harmon, U. North Carolina, Chapel Hill, US
Cora Kaplan, Queen Mary University, London, UK
David Latane, Virginia Commonwealth U., US
Deborah Denenholz Morse, College of William & Mary, US
Albert Pionke, University of Alabama, US
Amber Pouliot, Harlaxton College, UK
Valerie Sanders, University of Hull, UK
Beverly Taylor, U. North Carolina, Chapel Hill, US
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