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                                      Publication Guidelines

Note: GEMS has moved! See http://library.queensu.ca/ojs/index.php/gems/ for current publication guidelines.

The Editorial Board strongly encourages potential authors to consult with a member of the board before developing a feature article, pedagogical spotlight, or review. The Editorial Board works cooperatively with authors to plan and develop each issue, so early notification of interest will help facilitate the process.

Authors are encouraged to consider web layout in preparing the article. In this medium, the screen, rather than the page, forms the canvas for writing. Long scrolls of unbroken text can intimidate readers and minimize communication. Authors should therefore develop articles in clear sections and with relevant sub-headings. Authors are also encouraged to make use of the variety of creative options mixing word, sound, and image made possible by the electronic medium.

Submissions should include in two separate Word files a 150 word abstract and a 100-word biography of the author(s). The file with the main article should contain no specific indication of the author(s)' name or institutional affiliation so as to permit blind review. Notes and citations should be included at the end of the article in APA format. The Columbia Guide to Online Style offers examples for the citing of online sources. The Chicago Manual of Style, 14th edition should be consulted for other matters. Non-sexist language guidelines may be reviewed at www.umich.edu/mus-theo/nsl.html

Articles should be submitted in electronic format using the following guidelines. Written text of the article should be submitted in Word, 98 or later; graphical images should be submitted in one of the following formats: GIF or JPEG. A fully formatted version of the paper incorporating media and text should also be submitted in html format.

Deadlines for Submission

August 15 and January 15

Publication Policy

G.E.M.S. is the official on-line Journal of GRIME. It, however, encourages scholars from a wide variety of disciplines pertaining to gender, education, music, and sociology to submit articles so as to facilitate a broad and far-ranging debate on critical issues in the field. All articles submitted are subjected to blind review by two members of the internationally recognized Editorial Board. The editors make the final decisions where there is some ambiguity.


The policy of G.E.M.S. is that authors will retain copyright to their materials. All published articles and reviews will carry the notation " DATE by AUTHOR (author's email address)". Articles appearing in G.E.M.S. may be saved and stored in electronic or paper form and may be shared among individuals for the purposes of scholarly research or discussion. Permission to copy or re-publish in any context or format must be secured in writing from the author(s), with advance notification given to the co-editors.

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