Submission Preparation Checklist
WAS UPDATED IN April 2024 (please disregard any previous versions of these instructions)

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines may be returned to the author.

  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Authors should be responsive to the broad coverage of this journal in their terminology: please avoid acronyms, define technical terms and theoretical concepts carefully, and explain regional specifics.
  • If your first language is not English, please make sure that your article has been proofread for style, expression and grammar prior to submission.
  • We only consider material that has not been published previously and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • Articles should be submitted by email to the Managing Editor at

Author Guidelines

Please use the word processing programme Microsoft Word. Manuscript files should be submitted in .docx format. Please refrain from using the .docm format. Should you be using a different programme, please contact your editor directly. Please indicate whether you are using a PC (preferred) or a Mac.

Use the standard Unicode-based font Times New Roman (font size 12, line spacing 1.5 for body text and 10p for footnotes), as it features most special characters.

Please use British English (e.g. industrialisation and not industrialization, modernising and not modernizing).

Style Guide:
Our team will be happy to send you our current style sheet:

Articles should be approx. 75.000 characters long, including footnotes and spaces. This number can be check under "word count" in Microsoft Word. [For special issues, please check with your guest editor, as they might request a shorter length to accomodate more contributions.]

Please include an abstract (approx. 200 words) with your submission.

Please provide 5-10 keywords 

Author bio:
Please include a very short bio  of the author(s) (approx. 75 word below your article).

Graphics, photos, illustrations, maps, tables etc.: 
If you wish to include these please make sure that the images are transparent, printable and the sources are clearly stated. They should be at 300 dpi in the size in which they are meant to be printed. Send images, graphs etc. as separate documents. Indicate the location in which they are meant to be inserted in your text, along with the authorised credit line: [insert image 1 here] [credit line]

Permissions to use and publish images, tables etc. have to be acquired by authors at their own cost. You bear full responsibility for determining whether the contribution you submit contains matter that requires permission for publication in Moving the Social. This includes any material that is supplementary or ancillary to the publication. Documentation of permissions has to be submitted to the Editorial Office prior to publication.

Publication Agreement: 
Authors will have to sign the publication agreement and to return a signed original by post to the editorial office prior to publication.

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