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Sanglap Journal Style-guide

Sanglap follows the MLA 7th edition style format. The manuscript should have a title page which will include the title of the paper, author’s name, institutional affiliation (if any), home address, phone number and email address, an abstract (150 words), and a short academic bio (100 words). If there are two authors, the details of the first author should be used. In case the paper is translated from another language, both the author and the translator must provide their names and bios. This page should be followed by the first page of the article. There will be no author information from this page onward till the end of the essay. Sanglap follows blind peer reviewing; so, the article needs to be anonymous. The entire manuscript will have a one-inch margin (2”54 cm) on all sides.

 

The first page of the article should have the title at the top, in Times New Roman, 14, bold, justified. It should be followed by the body of the article. Any subheadings in the essay will be in Times New Roman, 12, bold. Capitalize the first letter of each word of the title and subheadings. The body of the manuscript will be double-spaced; Times New Roman, 12. Indent each paragraph after the introductory one. Only the paragraphs beginning immediately after a subheading will not be indented. The header in the left-hand corner shall have the journal name, the volume and issue for which the manuscript is being prepared, and the month and year of issue publication in brackets, and the footer will have the page numbers in the right-hand corner. Italicize titles of books, journals, government documents. Put titles of book chapters and titles of journal, magazine, or newspaper articles in “quotations marks.” Please use double quotation marks for quotes. If the sentence ends with a quote, please put the period mark before the quote. The same to be followed for the Works Cited section if you are citing a journal or newspaper article or other such materials. For numbers, use descriptive forms (nineteenth century rather than 19thC or thousand pounds rather than £1000). Write in a non-personal way (e.g. “the essay will show” rather than “I will show”). Block quotes begin on a new line, double spaced, indented one inch, and followed by in-text citations.

 

MLA follows Works Cited List and in-text citation method. All works referred to within the essay should also appear in the list of Works Cited at the end of the essay. The Works Cited list should begin on a new page entitled Works Cited, Times New Roman, 14, bold, justified. Each entry would begin flush with the left margin of the page, and subsequent lines are indented. This is known as hanging indentation. Arrange the list alphabetically with the last name of the author, followed by comma and the first name. In case of no names, alphabetize chronologically with the title of the work (ignoring an A, An, or The). The list should be double-spaced. If there are more than one citations from a single author, arrange the list chronologically. MLA no longer requires URLs when citing online materials. Include the medium of the source (Print or Web or DVD) at the end of a citation. For consulting the style and a sample Works Cited list, see below. Use endnotes for brief explanations. Endnotes should be justified, Times New Roman, 12, double spaced, with each entry indented (half inch). For details on punctuation and citation, see the examples below:

 

 

 

PUNCTUATION

 

1. The period will always be inside the inverted commas unless there is a following parenthetical citation. 

2. The comma will be inside and not outside the quote. 

3. Double quotations for long lines, single quotes for one or two words

4. Journal article titles, single story/poem titles all in double inverted commas.

 

 

BOOKS

 

Book with No Author

 

In Text: (Encyclopedia of Virginia 212)

Works Cited: Encyclopedia of Virginia. New York: Somerset, 1993. Print.

 

Book with one author

 

In Text: (Barnet 97)

 

Works Cited: Barnet, Sylvan. The Practical Guide to Writing. Toronto: Longman, 2003. Print.

 

Book with two or three authors

 

In Text: (Booth, Colomb, and Williams 190)

 

Works Cited: Booth, Wayne C., Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams. The Craft of Research. 2nd ed. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2003. Print.

 

Book with four or more authors

 

In Text: (Barclay et al. 144-145)

 

Works Cited: Barclay, Michael, et al. Have Not Been the Same: The CanRock Renaissance, 1985-95. Toronto: ECW, 2001. Print.

 

Edited, Translated or Compiled Book

 

In Text: (Greenspan and Rosenberg 77)

 

Works Cited: Greenspan, Edward, and Marc Rosenberg, eds. Martin’s Annual Criminal Code: Student Edition 2010. Aurora: Canada Law Book, 2009. Print.

 

Article or Chapter in an Edited Book

 

In Text: (Naremore 266)

 

Works Cited: Naremore, James. “Hitchcock at the Margins of Noir.” Alfred Hitchcock: Centenary Essays. Ed. Richard Allen and S. Ishii-Gonzales. London: BFI, 1999. 263-77. Print.

 

Government Document

 

In Text: (Fitzgerald 33)

 

Works Cited: Fitzgerald, Robin. Fear of Crime and the Neighbourhood Context in Canadian Cities. Ottawa: Statistics Canada, 2008. Print.

 

Group as Author

 

(government agency, associations, corporations, etc.)

 

In Text: Canada was the first nation to ratify the treaty (Canada. Dept. of Foreign Affairs and International Trade 17).

 

 

 

 

According to a document released by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada was the first nation to ratify the treaty (17).

 

 

Works Cited: Dofasco. Annual Report 1999. Hamilton: Dofasco, 2000. Print. Canada. Dept. of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Freedom

 

From Fear: Canada's Foreign Policy for Human Security. Ottawa: DFAIT, 2002. Print.

 

Encyclopaedic Entry

 

In Text: (Bercuson 101)

(“Existentialism” 203)

 

Works Cited: Bercuson, David Jay. “Canada.” The World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago: World Book, 2006. 93-106. Print.

 

“Existentialism.” Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. London: Routledge, 1998. 199-204. Print.

 

Revised Editions

 

If an edition is given, specify it by number (2nd ed.), name (Rev. ed.), or year (2004 ed.). In Text: (Castro and Huber 91)

 

Works Cited: Castro, Peter, and Michael E. Huber. Marine Biology. 4th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2003. Print.

 

Two or More Books by the Same Author

 

In Text: (Barnet, Practical Guide 87) (Barnet, Short Guide to Writing 17)

 

Works Cited: Barnet, Sylvan. The Practical Guide to Writing. Toronto: Longman, 2003. Print.

 

---. A Short Guide to Writing about Art. 4th ed. New York: Harper Collins College, 1993. Print.

 

PERIODICALS

 

Author’s name. “Article Title.” Journal Name volume.issue (year): page-range. Medium.

 

Scholarly Journal Article

 

In Text: (Keary 614)

 

Works Cited: Keary, Anne. “Dancing with Strangers: Europeans and Australians at First Contact.” Canadian Journal of History 41 (2006): 613-616. Print.

 

Murphy, Karen L., Roseanne DePasquale, and Erin McNamara. "Meaningful Connections: Using Technology in Primary Classrooms." Young

Children 58.6 (2003): 12-18. Print.

 

Magazine Article

 

In Text: (Geddes 21)

(“An Unlikely Champion”)

 

Works Cited: Geddes, John. “A Natural Remedy?” Maclean’s 4 June 2007: 20-22. Print.

 

 

“An Unlikely Champion of the Rule of Law.” Maclean’s 11 June 2007: 31. Print.

 

Newspaper Article

 

For articles that are not printed on consecutive pages, only provide the first page number with a plus sign (e.g. C4+).

 

In Text: (“Ignorance” A2)

 

Work Cited: “Ignorance, Politics and the Way of Democracy.” Toronto Star 

16 June 2007: A2. Print.

 

 

 

ELECTRONIC SOURCES

 

Last name, First name. “Document title if available.” Title of the overall Website, Version or edition if available. Publisher or n.p. to designate no publisher, publication date or

 

n.d. to indicate that no date was given. Web. Date of access.

 

Website (One Page or Section)

 

In Text: (“Works of Joyce Wieland”)

(Wong)

 

Works Cited: “Works of Joyce Wieland.” Celebrating Women’s Achievements: Women

 

Artists in Canada. National Library of Canada, 2000. Web. 29 Mar. 2009.

 

Wong, Jessica. “Celebrating the Kid Inside.” CBC News. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 30 July 2004. Web. 20 Aug. 2008.

 

Entire Website

 

In Text: (Canadian Museum of Civilization)

 

Works Cited: Canadian Museum of Civilization. Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation, 2007. Web. 19 June 2008. MLA – Sample Works Cited 13

 

Online Journal

 

In Text: (Stenson)

 

Works Cited: Stenson, Kevin. “Governing the Local: Sovereignty, Social Governance and Community Safety.” Social Work & Society 6:2 (2008): n. pag.

Web. 22 Mar. 2009.

 

If paragraph numbers are used in the document, use the abbreviation par. or pars. (e.g. Lederberg, pars. 10-12). If there is no pagination given, use ‘n. pag.’ to indicate this, as in the

Stenson example above.

 

Journal Article from a Library Index or Database

(e.g. Proquest’s CBCA Reference, EBSCOhost’s Academic Search Premier)

 

In Text: (Keary 614)

 

Works Cited: Keary, Anne. “Dancing with Strangers: Europeans and Australians at First Contact.” Canadian Journal of History 41 (2006): 613-616.Academic Search Premier. Web. 17 May 2009.

 

Electronic Book from Library Subscription Service

 

In Text: (Troost and Greenfield 113)

 

Works Cited: Troost, Linda, and Sayre N. Greenfield, eds. Jane Austen in Hollywood. 2nd ed. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2001. NetLibrary.

 

Web. 18 May 2009.

 

Online Encyclopaedias and Dictionaries

 

In Text: B. F. Skinner was very influential in the field of psychological behavioralism (Graham).

 

Global warming is an increase in temperature due to pollution (“Global Warming”).

 

Works Cited: Graham, George. “Behaviorism.” The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Ed. E. N. Zalta. Stanford: Stanford University, 2007. Web. 12 June 2010.

 

“Global Warming.” Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Merriam-Webster Online, 2010. Web. 12 June 2010.

 

Online Document (such as a Government Document)

 

In Text: (Fitzgerald 33)

 

Works Cited: Fitzgerald, Robin. Fear of Crime and the Neighbourhood Context in Canadian Cities. Ottawa: Statistics Canada, 2008. Web. 4 May 2009.

 

Online Image

In Text: (Artist or Creator)

 

Works Cited: Artist or Creator. “Description or Title of the Image.” Date the image was created. Online Image. Database Name or Title of the Site. Date of Download.

 

Audiovisual Media

 

Videos or DVD

 

List the title of the film first, followed by "Dir." and the name of the director, and if relevant

“Perf.” followed by the name of the performers.

In Text: (Double Indemnity)

 

Works Cited: Double Indemnity. Dir. Billy Wilder. Perf. Edward G. Robinson. MCA Home Video, 1991. DVD.

 

Sound Recording

 

Cite sound recordings by the name of the artist; you may also include the composers (comp.) or performers (perf.).

 

In Text: (Shostakovich)

 

Works Cited: Shostakovich, Dmitrii Dmitrievich. Symphony no. 15 etc. Perf. BBC Philharmonic. BBC Music, 2006. CD.

 

 

Musical Composition

 

 

In Text: (Enrico and Bross Stuart 37)

 

Works Cited: Enrico, John James, and Wendy Bross Stuart. Northern Haida Songs. n.d. Lincoln: University of Nebraska P, 1996. Print.

 

Work of Art in a Print Publication

 

In Text: (Grandville 85)

 

Works Cited: Grandville, Jean-Ignace-Isidore. The Pursuit. 1844. Modern Art and the Grotesque. Ed. Frances S. Connelly. New York: Cambridge UP, 2003. 85. Print.

 

Citing Statistical Information and Data

 

Note: Documents from Statistics that are electronic versions of print publications (generally produced in PDF format on the website) should be cited as e-books accessed on the internet.

 

MLA Style does not have a convention specifically for citing statistics. The following Works Cited examples have been created based on consistency with MLA conventions for other types of materials; for in text citation styles, see the examples throughout this guide.

2001 Census table extracted using E-STAT

 

Statistics Canada. 2001 School Attendance, Education, Field of Study, Highest Level of Schooling and Earnings, 2001, Manitoba Census Subdivisions. Table. E-STAT. Web. 16 August 2005.

 

Tables, graphs, figures or charts from the Statistics Canada website in HTML or PDF

 

Statistics Canada. Gross Domestic Product, Income-based. Table. Web. 19 August 2005.

 

OTHER COMMON RESOURCES

 

Personal E-mail In Text: (Robinson)

 

Works Cited: Robinson, Martha. “Vacation Plans.” Message to Daniel J. Cahill.

22 Mar. 2008. E-mail.

Harner, James L. Message to the author. 12 Feb. 2009. E-mail.

 

Personal Interview

 

In Text: (Nesbit)

Works Cited: Nesbit, Louise. Personal Interview. 17 July 2008.

 

Class Lectures and PowerPoint Notes

 

In Text: In a lecture on 15 May 2008, in a course on effective research, Dr. Robert

Smith stated, “Grammar is an essential part of communication”.

 

Works Cited: Smith, Robert. “Research Assignment Instructions.” ABC Institution.

Oshawa. 15 May 2008. Lecture.

 

  

Works Cited

 

 

Barclay, Michael, et al. Have Not Been the Same: The CanRock Renaissance, 1985-95. Toronto: ECW, 2001. Print.

 

Barnet, Sylvan. The Practical Guide to Writing. Toronto: Longman, 2003. Print.

 

---. A Short Guide to Writing about Art. 4th ed. New York: Harper Collins College, 1993. Print.

 

Bercuson, David Jay. “Canada.” The World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago: World Book, 2006. 93-106. Print.

 

Booth, Wayne C., Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams. The Craft of Research. 2nd ed. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2003. Print.

 

Canada. Dept. of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Freedom From Fear: Canada's Foreign Policy for Human Security. Ottawa: DFAIT, 2002. Print.

 

Greenspan, Edward, and Marc Rosenberg, eds. Martin’s Annual Criminal Code: Student Edition 2010. Aurora: Canada Law Book, 2009. Print.

 

“Ignorance, Politics and the Way of Democracy.” Toronto Star 16 June 2007: A2. Print.

 

Keary, Anne. “Dancing with Strangers: Europeans and Australians at First Contact.”

 

Canadian Journal of History 41 (2006): 613-616. Academic Search Premier. Web. 17 May 2009.

 

Naremore, James. “Hitchcock at the Margins of Noir.” Alfred Hitchcock: Centenary Essays. Ed. Richard Allen and S. Ishii-Gonzales. London: BFI, 1999. 263-277. Print.

 

Stenson, Kevin. “Governing the Local: Sovereignty, Social Governance and Community

 

Safety.” Social Work & Society 6:2 (2008): n.pag. Web. 22 Mar. 2009.

 

(examples list compiled from the web samples of The Library of the Durham College and UOIT, and the Thompson Rivers University Library)

 

 

 

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.

  1. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  2. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  3. The text is 1.5 spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  5. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

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