Author guidelines

Editorial Principles are available in pdf version here.

The Statement of originality of the article and ghostwriting prevention is available in pdf version here.

Editorial Principles

Hemispheres. Studies on Cultures and Societies is a yearly journal published online. Articles from current and recent issues are available at:

Articles submitted to the journal should not be submitted elsewhere. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to publish any material under copyright (see the ‘Statement for authors’ files at:

Articles must be in English or French. The article should begin with an abstract of up to 100 words, followed by five keywords that should describe the article’s main arguments and conclusions. Manuscript length should be between 30,000 and 40,000 characters (including the main text, footnotes, and spaces), and should be typed on A4 paper, in 12-point Times New Roman font, with ample margins on all sides.

The entire manuscript must be 1½-spaced and numbered consecutively.

Thetitle,theauthor’sname,andher/hisinstitutionalaffiliationshouldbeatthe top of the first page (do not use headnotes). All titles in non-Roman alphabets mustbetransliterated.AnEnglishtranslationofotherlanguagetitlesshouldbe provided in square brackets after thetitle.

Footnotes at the bottom of the text page are obligatory, and they should be typed in 10-point Times New Roman font and single-spaced. Quotations must be numbered consecutively throughout the text and the style of note citation should conform with the following examples: 


1. Ivor Wilks, Wa and Wala. Islam and Polity in North-Western Ghana, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989, p.70.


2. John L. Esposito and John O. Voll, Islam and Democracy, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996, p.23.


3. Raymond Hinnebusch, ‘Syria under Bashar: Between Economic Reform and Nationalist Realpolitik,’ in Syrian Foreign Policy and the

United States: from Bush to Obama, Raymond Hinnebusch, Marwan J. Kabalan, Bassma Kodmani and David Lesch (eds), St. Andrews:

University of St. Andrews Centre for Syrian Studies, 2010, p.20.


4. Zygmunt Komorowski, Kultury Afryki Czarnej [Cultures of BlackAfrica], Wrocław: Ossolineum, 1994, pp.89–90.


5. Larry J. Dimond, ‘Rethinking of Civil Society,’ Journal of DemocracyVol. 5, No. 3, July 1994, p.4.


6. ‘Tunisia’s al-Nahda to Form Party’, Aljazeera, 1 March 2011,

http://www. middleeast/2011/03/201131132812266381.html (accessed 10 November2011).


7. Sudan Peace Act Report: 21 April 2003, Washington DC: Department of State, 2003, /rpt/2003/19790.htm

(accessed 23 August2013). 


8. Hinnebusch, ‘Syria under Bashar…,’ pp. 20,22.

When notes to the same work follow after the interruption, use  the  author’s  last name and a  shortened  title of the book  or article.

Do  not use op. cit.  or  other  Latin terms.

More substantial editing will be returned to the author for approval before publication. No rewriting will be allowed at the proof stage. Authors will be asked to return the material to the editorial office within 4 days of receipt, or approval will be assumed.

Articles are qualified on the basis of a double-blind review process by external referees (see the ‘Peer Review Process’ file at: hemispheres.

Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be addressed to: hemispher

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