Notes for Contributors

Contributions to Text and News within the Textile Society’s publication guidelines are invited from members, makers, researchers, enthusiasts and critics.

Notes for Contributors to News

Articles and reviews should be around 400-500 words long with two or three images to illustrate key points. Submissions for publication should be received by the end of February, May and August.

Please note that contributors are responsible for obtaining all relevant permissions to publish images in Textile Society publications.

The Editors reserve the right to edit, amend and, very occasionally, politely reject submissions. However, we will always try to communicate our intentions to contributors before publication.

Notes for Contributors to Text

Text gives contributors the chance to present writing on the wide subject of textiles to members of the Textile Society. The articles allow contributors to expand on a theme to a knowledgeable readership and to present their research over several pages, illustrated with high quality images.

Articles should not exceed 4000 words and reviews 1000 words. Articles should show reflection and worked ideas, backed up with research and evidence whether written or pictorial.

We invite makers, researchers, enthusiasts and critics to submit articles for consideration by the end of August.

Please note that contributors are responsible for obtaining and gaining permissions to publish high resolution images (300dpi minimum) in this Textile Society publication.

Notes on Presentation for Text and News

Manuscripts to Text should be sent to the Editor at by 31 August.

Articles to the Textile Society News bulletin should be sent to by 28 February, 31 May and 31 August.

  1. All articles should be word-processed using Microsoft Word 1.5 spaced and justified, with wide margins, and numbered consecutively.
  2. The title page of articles should indicate the title, author’s name, address and telephone number, and institution where relevant. Book review articles should be headed: title, name of author, publisher, date, number of pages, number of illustrations, ISBN number and price. Exhibition reviews should be headed: title, dates and location. If applicable the heading should also reflect the retrospective nature of the exhibition at time of publication.
  3. English spelling conventions should be followed in the text and foreign language quotations should be given in translation in the main text. (The original text may be given in an accompanying end note.)
  4. Titles of books, exhibitions and periodicals, technical terms and phrases in a foreign language should be italicised. If italicisation is not possible these items should be underlined.
  5. Short quotations should be enclosed within single inverted commas, unless they are direct speech, in which case double inverted commas should be used. Quotations of more than two lines should be indented, without quotation marks.
  6. First paragraph should not be indented; subsequent paragraphs should be indented. A line should be left between paragraphs. Leave one space only after full stops, semi colons, etc.
  7. End note references should be designated by superscript figures placed after punctuation. End notes should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and typed in 1.5 spacing following the text.
  8. Bibliographic information should correspond to the following examples: for books, D Roche, The Culture of Clothing, Cambridge University Press, 1994; for journal articles, M French ‘Co-ordinating Manufacturing and Marketing: the Role of the Selling Agent in US Textiles’, Textile History, (Vol.25, No.2, Autumn 1994), pp.227-242. In end notes, the full bibliographic reference should be given on the first occasion on which the source is referenced, and should be followed by the relevant page number. On subsequent occasions, an abbreviated form of the title should appear accompanied by the relevant page number, for example, Roche, The Culture of Clothing, p.21 or French, ‘Co-ordinating Manufacturing and Marketing…’, p.241.

Submitting Images to Text and News

Important information for contributors wishing to submit images to Text or News:

  1. High quality images should be provided. These must be clearly labelled with the figure number. High resolution digital images should be submitted electronically, but must be at least 300 dpi at a minimum size of 10 x 10 cm.
  2. A separate sheet of figures and captions should accompany illustrations. Measurements should be given in metric form. Illustrations should be referenced as (Fig) in the text.
  3. The author is responsible for copyright clearance and reproduction fees and should provide the editors with written evidence of copyright clearance; acknowledgement of sources must be given where appropriate.

Further Notes on Images for Text and News

  1. Please ensure that you provide images in the highest possible quality format. As a minimum requirement, images should be:
    – 300 dpi for colour
    – 600 dpi for greyscale
    – 1200 dpi for line art
  2. Images should be saved as separate image files in TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) or JPEG format. Do not embed any images within the text of your submission. If you want to indicate where images should appear, please use e.g. (Figure 1) or (see Figure 1) in your text.
  3. A separate list of image captions should be provided, with captions labelled as: Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.
  4. Please include the corresponding figure number in the image filename title, e.g. ‘Figure1’, ‘Figure 2’, etc.
  5. All contributors must seek permission to use any third party images, e.g. images that are not their own, prior to submitting them to Textile Society publications.