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TEXT Journal - Notes for Contributors


Articles should normally be a maximum of 4,000 words in length; reviews of books or exhibitions a maximum of 1,000 words. Longer submissions will be assessed on their own merits.


Articles should fit into the description of the aims of the Society, as described in the constitution.


  1. Manuscripts should be sent to one of the editors by 31st October. Contributiions will be returned only if postage is pre-paid. The decision of the Editorial Sub-Committee regarding acceptance is final.
  2. Articles should be word-processed using Microsoft Word for Windows/Works for Windows, or typed on one side of A4 paper, 1.5 spaced and justified, with wide margins, and numbered consecutively. Articles on CD should be accompanied by a paper copy of all text which includes bold, italics and underlining.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.)
  5. Titles of books, exhibitions and periodicals, technical terms and phrases in a foreign language should be italicized. If italicization is not possible these items should be underlined.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. High quality images should be provided. These must be clearly labelled with the figure number. High resolution digital images can be submitted on CD, or electronically, but must be at least 300 dpi at a minimum size of 10 x 10 cm.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.