|MARXISM 21 style-sheet
(This style sheet is adapted from 'Historical Marxism style sheet'.
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| MARXISM 21 seeks clear and accessible contributions aimed at an interdisciplinary readership. Simple phrasing is preferred and unnecessary neologisms and jargon are to be avoided. Writers are urged to avoid repetitious phrasing and word use as well as cliches and overused idiomatic phrases (such as ‘throwing the baby out with the bathwater’ and suchlike). Please avoid split infinitives.
If you have to provide mathematical proof for your arguments, please do so in an appendix. Otherwise, graphs and figures can be inserted in the main text.
Please submit essays preferably in MS Word. If MS Word is unavailable, please send the piece in another (named) wordprocessor format but include Text and RTF formats if at all possible. Pieces are preferably to be emailed as attachments.
Please include a short abstract of no more than 200 words and a brief description of your current institutional affiliation, in case your piece should be accepted. Please also include your postal address and, where possible, fax number and email address.
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|Notes and references|
Examples of all the following rules are given below.
The journal uses an author/date/page system in footnotes (with fuller references in bibliographies). Footnotes should be used both to cite sources and to make any brief comments not deemed appropriate for the main text.
All footnotes should spell out author/date/page in full: op. cit., ibid., loc. cit. and similar are not generally used (ibid. is only used when the following reference is exactly the same (author, date and page reference) as the previous reference).
A bibliography should be placed at the end of the text containing all sources cited in alphabetical and chronological order. Book titles are to be italicised article titles from journals or edited volumes should be placed in ‘single quotation marks’, while the journal/volume from which it is taken should be listed in italics.
To distinguish different series of a journal from each other (for example, with New Left Review), please put the series number as a large Roman numeral, followed by the volume and issue number. As in:
Anderson, Perry. 1976. ‘The Antinomies of Antonio Gramsci’, New Left Review, I, 100: 5?78.
The bibliographical listings of essays from journals (but not from edited volumes) should include volume and issue number, as well as page ranges, but without using pp. Please see examples below for exact formatting.
In the bibliography, books cited which are reprints of earlier works should have the original publication date included in square brackets after the date of the edition cited. In footnotes, however, only the later edition’s date should be given.
In the bibliography, when citing editions which are taken from a series of collected works, the date given should be the date of publication of the particular volume, followed as above in square brackets by the date of the original work’s publication. The volume number should be listed. Please see the Engels reference below for the exact format of these references.
If two or more pages are cited, we have pp. x?y. Please note that there is no space between number and n-dash. Ranges of pages (or years, or any other series of numbers) are cited as said. Not pp. 65?68, but pp. 65?8 (not ‘sixty-five to sixty-eight’ but ‘sixty-five to -eight’). Therefore, not pp. 112?3, but pp. 112?13. Please use the n-dash, and not the normal dash or the m-dash for page ranges.
Where a footnote refers to more than one page reference, the style be 'pp. 45, 87' or 'pp. 45, 87, 103, 156'. If there are several references to different authors or works with page references, each one should be separated by a semi-colon: ‘Burke, 1973: 13; Andrews, 1990: 24, 52 90; Marx, 1973: 12.’
Where a footnote refers to a note, whether in a work cited or a note to the author's present text, the style should be 'p. 53, n. 124' rather than ‘p. 53 n. 124' or ‘p. 53, note 124'.
In giving references to a page and those following, 'pp. 56ff.' is the style to be used, rather than ‘p. 56 ff.,’ or ‘pp. 56ff,’ or other variants.
If you are citing a chapter from a book (collectively authored or single-authored) or from an annual publication (for example, Socialist Register) there is no need to provide the page range. In the latter case, it should be treated as a collectively authored book, with the editors listed in the normal manner.
Anonymous articles in newspapers should appear in the form, for example:
And, in the bibliography:
Internet references should appear in the usual form in the footnote (with author name and date) and in the bibliography as follows:
Footnotes come after any punctuation.
Titles within titles: in article titles, when referring to a book, the latter title should appear in italics, as in:
In book titles, when referring to a book title, the latter should appear with single quote marks, as in:
It will help us enormously and save a great deal of time if you ensure that your references accord in every detail with the examples below. For example: comma between author name and date of publication; full stops after the ‘p’ before page numbers, followed by a space before the number; full stops at the ends of footnotes and references: no line between items in bibliographies.
1 Brewer. 1980. p. 88.
Blackbourn, David and Geoff Eley. 1984. The Peculiarities of German History: Bourgeois Society and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Germany. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Quotations of up to two sentences in length should be included in the main text, enclosed within ‘single quotation marks’. Quotations over this length should be given a separate paragraph. This paragraph should not be italicised, and should be indented with wider margins than the main essay. The paragraph should be separated from the main text by a one-line space above and below the quotation. The indented paragraph should not be in quotation marks. Quotations within the quotation should be in ‘single quotes’.
In Marx’s terms, it is not labour which is ‘the source of all wealth’. Nature is, he claims, ‘just as much the source of use values’, which is the material of wealth. Labour is a manifestation of a natural force, after all.32
Bowden’s apparent dismissal of the implicit argument in this quote is quite unsatisfactory and must be rejected.
If the main quotation is shorter and is included in the main text within single quotation marks, quotations within it should have "double quotation marks".
If an article contains a quotation the original of which breaks any of our style rules, the original style is retained within the quotation.
|When words are omitted, there is a space, three dots, followed by a space.
Johnson, building on the work of Raymond Aron, provides a neo-Durkheimian view of the homogenising effects of international society. This is problematic, and no alternative is considered.
If the words omitted go over the end of a sentence, the following word must be capitalised to point out that a new sentence has started. If it is not the words that started the new sentence in the original, a capital must be provided in square brackets. Moreover, an extra dot must be added.
NB: If ‘dot?dot?dot’ is actually used for dramatic effect then it is closed up on the left.
|Dates and figures|
Dates as follows: 6 September 1972.
|Punctuation, N-dashe and Hyphenation|
When an abbreviated word comes at the end of a sentence, there is only one full stop.
Hyphens only for hyphenated words.
When dashes are used as semi-parentheses, then it is text/space/n-dash/space/text.
N?dashes used also for dates when they mean ‘from x date to y date’, the same rules as for page numbers (i.e., as it is said). When used in this way, they are closed up.
Compound nouns are hyphenated in the journal, for example: surplus-value, labour-power, value-form, etc.
Also hyphenated are compound adjectival constructions, e.g.: classical-Marxist, social-democratic, revolutionary-socialist. However, please note that, in the adjective+noun construction, they are not hyphenated, e.g.: classical Marxism, social democracy, revolutionary socialism.
|Capitalisation, Acronyms and Abbreviations|
Capital letters should generally be avoided with nouns unless they are derived from proper names (Marxism, Leninist) or refer to titles (Communist Party, the Bavarian Republic of Workers’ Councils, the Nazis). In the case of ‘communist/communism’, socialist/socialism’, ‘social-democratic/social democracy’, they should be kept in lower case if they refer to broad movements and currents of thought that might include a wide range of parties, institutions and so forth. However, when they refer to specific parties (the Italian Socialist Party, Russian Communism, the German Social-Democratic Party, etc.), they should be capitalised.
Acronyms should be capitalised but should not be separated by dots (unless they appear so in a citation), for example: NATO, USA, CPGB.
Please avoid abbreviations of the type e.g., i.e., etc., when possible and choose rather constructions of the type ‘for example’, ‘for instance’, ‘that is’, ‘namely’, ‘in other words’, ‘and so on’, ‘and so forth’.
Full points after abbreviations: e.g., ed., pp., cms. and after contractions: yds., edn. except the following: Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms, Dr and St
|Titles and Sub-titles|
The article title should be presented in the following form:
Sub-titles should be in bold, not italic and not underlined, ranged left and in sentence case (i.e. only the first letter of the sub-title should be capitalised, except for exceptions referred to above). They should be separated from the preceding text by two paragraph spaces and from the succeeding text by one paragraph space, e.g.:
i) Towards a definition of the problem
Sub-sub-titles should be italicised, not bold and not underlined, ranged left and in sentence case. They should be separated from the preceding text by one paragraph space and from the succeeding text by one paragraph space, e.g.:
Young Marx’s relationship to Feuerbach