Journal of Folklore Research Style Sheet
Presentation and format
Manuscript text, quotations, notes, and references should be double-spaced
and conform to the 15th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.
If the manual is unavailable, please consult the pages of
the Journal of Folklore Research. Leave ample margins for
copy-editing and number manuscript pages consecutively.
We would also appreciate authors' attention to the following
matters of style in addition to those elucidated in the CMS:
- Underline words in the manuscript intended to appear in italics
in the final version.
- Underline words in languages other than English in their first
usage and leave them in roman type thereafter.
- Always use a "tab" (not the space bar) to begin
a new paragraph.
Citations within the text
All references cited within the text must also appear in
the references cited section. Here are some sample citations:
- Simple citation with no page numbers specified:
(Abrahams 1992), (Bauman and Briggs 1990)
- Works by three or more authors (use "et al."):
(Benson et al. 1986)
- Works by different authors cited in one place (alphabetize by author name and separate with semicolons):
(Benedict 1935; Bunzel 1972; Parsons 1918)
- Several references by the same author (separated with commas):
(Dundes 1965, 1977, 1990)
- Two or more references by the same author or authors in
the same year:
(Hymes 1987c; Ivan and Levine 1991a, 1991b)
- Citation with pages, figures, or tables specified:
(Ives 1964:56), (Ancelet and Lindahl 1996:figure 2), (Jones
1989:115-35; Tedlock 1992a:33), (Wilson et al. 1984:table
3), (Hufford 1982:11, 72-78).
- Works in the process of publication:
- Works with no specified author (cite issuing group or publisher):
(American Association of Museums 1984), (Kosei Publishing
- Works with no specified date (use n.d.):
All references included in the References Cited section
must be cited within the text. Some examples follow:
- Book, single author:
Davis, Susan G.
1986 Parades and Power: Street Theater in Nineteenth-Century
Philadelphia. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
Note: Use a "tab" between date and title of reference.
Underline punctuation at the beginning and end of a title.
Authors' full first names should be included if possible.
For the publisher's name, do not include "and Company,"
"Inc.," "Publishers," "Publishing
Company," and so forth. If the city is not well-known,
include state name or country with place of publication. See
Chicago Manual of Style 15.29-15.33 for
abbreviations of state, province, and country names.
- Book, multiple authors:
Iwasaka, Michiko, and Barre Toelken
1994 Ghosts and the Japanese: Cultural Experiences in Japanese
Death Legends. Logan: Utah State University Press.
- Books, etc., single or multiple authors, more than one
Ancelet, Barry Jean
1989a "Capitaine, voyage ton flag": The Traditional
Cajun Mardi Gras. Lafayette, La.: Center for Louisiana Studies.
1989b "Mardi Gras and the Media: Who's Fooling Whom?"
Southern Folklore 46/3:211-19.
- Edited book, listed by editor(s):
Vargo, Peter, ed.
1989 The New Museology. London: Reaktion Books.
Sherzer, Joel, and Anthony C. Woodbury, eds.
1987 Native American Discourse: Poetic and Rhetoric. Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press.
- Article in edited book:
1986 "Visiting the Past: History Museums in the United
States." In Presenting the Past: Essays on History and
the Public, ed. Susan Porter Benson, Stephen Brier, and Roy
Rosenweig, 137-61. City: Publisher.
- Article in journal:
Carpenter, Inta Gale
1996 "Festival as Reconciliation: Latvian Exile Homecoming
in 1990." Journal of Folklore Research 33/2:93-124.
Graphic elements should be submitted in digital form and accompany the initial manuscript submission. Please scan images (including slides) at a resolution of 300 dpi, in TIF or EPS format. Size all images to no more than 5 inches horizontally. Images at 72 dpi (such as those taken from the Internet) are low resolution and should be avoided. Photographs may also be submitted as black and white glossy prints, preferably 8" x 10" and numbered in pencil on the back.
All tables, diagrams, and figures should be separate from
the text and be numbered consecutively. Drawings and maps
must be submitted in a form suitable for publication without
Type all captions on a separate page. Please
include marginal notations in the manuscript indicating the
appropriate placement of all visual elements.