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Procedures for Submission


Guidelines on preparing and submitting an article for Critical Studies in Television (CST).


Submission of manuscripts

Article should ideal be between 5,000 and 8,000words, including notes, but longer article will be consider if there is exceptional justification for their length The article should be sent on a 3.5” disk with three printed copies, plus an abstract and between 3 and 6 key words.



Articles should be e-mailed to the CST Administrator:

Any hard correspondence should be addressed sent to:

CST Administrator,

Critical Studies in Television ,

Department of Contemporary Arts,

Manchester Metropolitan University,

MMU Cheshire,

Hassall Road,






Enquiries regarding book reviews should be sent to the Reviews Editor:

Janet McCabe ( ).

(address as for above).


General Style Notes:

Notes and references :


Books :

R. Nelson, TV Drama in Transition: Forms, Values and Cultural Change (London, MacMillan, 1997), pp. 1-10.

K. Akass and J. McCabe, ‘Ms Parker and the Vicious Circle: Female Narrative and Humour in Sex and the City ,' in K. Akass and J. McCabe (eds.), Reading Sex and the City (London, I.B. Tauris, 2004), pp. 177-98.

Nelson, TV Drama in Transition , p.104-9.

Akass and McCabe, ‘Ms Parker and the Vicious Circle', pp. 177-5

Ibid ., p. 176.


Journals :

R. Moseley, ‘Glamorous Witchcraft: Gender and Magic in Teen Film and Television', Screen . 43: 4 (2002), 403-422.

Moseley, ‘Glamorous Witchcraft', 406.


C 1-9550 1870-99

Cd 1-9239 1900-18

Cmd 1-9889 1919-56

Cmnd 1-9927 1956-86

Cm 1- 1986-

note that Hansard documents are numbered by column rather than page; use the correct abbreviations (vol., vols., col., cols) before the appropriate number.




Critical Studies in Television prints in black and white only. Colour images are converted to grayscale for printing. For every image supplied you must include a corresponding photocopy or printout to accompany it. Originals must be numbered as Figure 1, 2, etc. in the order they are to appear (including slides and transparencies). Use a small sticker on the back of the illustration rather than a post-it note on the front as they can easily be lost and can leave a mark. Avoid writing on the back of borrowed prints. If an illustration consists of more than one image, put the number in brackets, e.g. Figure 1 (a). Photocopies/printouts must be numbered to match the originals. For electronic images, add the Figure number to the beginning of the file name. Figure numbers must also correspond to the captions list. Please indicate in the typescript/articles/captions list where each image is to appear. It's fine to be less specific, e.g. ‘scatter throughout the article' or ‘all towards the end'.



Originals. The preferred option is always to provide an original that can be scanned and reproduced. This includes prints (black and white or colour, preferably glossy and good quality), transparencies, slides, original photographs, cuttings, etc. It is understood that some originals incur rental fees so they will be scanned and returned promptly provided this is indicated to us.

Scans and electronic images. If you are unable to send an original (e.g. if it cannot leave the country) but you are able to scan it yourself and send the scan, you must ensure that the scan is suitable for reproduction. Scans should ideally have a resolution of 300 dpi and be of a reasonable size and clarity. If the scan is very large with a lower resolution the quality will improve when the image is reduced. A scan of a terrible original will merely result in a terrible scan. The same criteria should be applied to jpegs, tiffs, eps, PDFs and other electronic files. Non-original images can only be run at our discretion so please make finding originals a priority. Bear in mind that images copied off the Internet are rarely usable and difficult to get copyright for. A printout of a scan is not acceptable as an original. Scans and electronic images can be checked in advance of publication, please submit them to your Editor who will forward them to MUP for checking.

Line drawings. These are non-half-tone images such as simple maps, bar charts, line graphs, etc. They should be supplied as bromides, prints or finished artwork. They can also be included in your manuscript (e.g. as Word or Excel files) or enclosed as photocopies which can then be redrawn by the typesetter.


Layout preferences

If you wish to provide guidance on the relative importance of the illustrations, please indicate this on the numbered photocopy/printout e.g. ‘full-page if possible', ‘half-page', etc (this will also depend on the quality however). Please give any relevant information such as the importance of detail and whether any cropping should/can occur. Some photo-libraries give permission for usage on the understanding that the image will not be cropped. Please indicate if this is the case.



Please include, on a separate sheet, a list of captions for each image. These should be relatively short and the list should correspond with the numbered figures.



Please do not contact institutions regarding permission for the use of images in the first instance. Instead, bring any queries about illustrations and permissions you have to the attention of the editors.








Job titles/affiliations/subjects


Institutions/organisations/places :


Notes on bias/gender/racial and ethnic groups :



Tables should be submitted on disk and may be either separate from, or integrated into, the typescript. See example below for table layout. Unless the table is the original work of the author is should have a source line underneath, indicating where the information, statistics, etc. came from.


Table 7.23 The distribution of lead exports from England to the Baltic, decennial

intervals 1565-95



1565 Ship- % pounds

1575 Ship- % pounds 1585 Ship- % pounds
Danzig 342.0 63.2 300.0 51.8 - -
Elbing - - - - 777.0 99.8
Other 129.9 2.0 236.0 48.0    
Total 541.0 100.0 579.0 100.00 778.5 100.0


Note: Sample table therefore figures not arithmetically correct.

Source: Tabeller over skibsfar …., Vol. xi. A, pp. 19. 51. 105