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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • Contributions should not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Each contribution is submitted to at least one reader on a panel of reviewers and only those articles recommended by the reviewer will be considered for publication. Reviews may take four to six months to complete after the submission deadline.
  • Crossings does not accept student papers or creative writing. However, all decisions regarding final acceptance and rejection remain the prerogative of the Editorial Board.

  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Manuscript Requirements:

  • Must be written in English
  • Referencing style: MLA 9 (Literature/Cultural Studies/Book Reviews), APA 7 (Applied Linguistics/Language)
  • Must include abstract, text, tables, figure captions, and references in a single .doc or .docx file
  • All figures, graphs, and pictures must be in black and white.
  • Abstract should be 150–200 words
  • Must include up to five keywords
  • Use American spelling
  • Incorporate all notes into the text or include under a subheading (Notes) before the Works Cited or References page.
  • Endnotes and footnotes are strongly discouraged.
  • Paper length: 2500-6000 words (limit reconsidered at the discretion of the Editorial Board for exceptional articles)
  • Book reviews should not exceed 2500 words
  • Article must be formatted according to the Crossings Style Guide
  • Must be professionally edited before submission
  • Must have separate cover page with author’s full name, institution name, designation, ORCID, email address, mailing address, contact number, and full title of the article.

Papers requiring extensive editing after acceptance by reviewers will be rejected by the Editorial Board.

All papers will be checked for plagiarism and AI usage.

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