Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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.
- My article is prepared according to the MSU Press style guide.
- The submission is a Microsoft Word file or similar, double-spaced document. Character and space count is listed near the top.
Endnotes: Endnotes should be numbered consecutively; these numbers must correspond to those in the text. Please use your word processor's automatic linking system. Endnote style for all manuscripts accepted for publication follows The Chicago Manual of Style.
Karlyn Kohrs Campbell and Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Deeds Done in Words: Presidential Rhetoric and the Genres of Governance (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990), 10–12.
H. W. Brands, “The Age of Vulnerability: Eisenhower and the National Insecurity State,” American Historical Review 94 (1989): 963–89.
Fred Greenstein, “Eisenhower’s Leadership Style,” in Eisenhower: A Centenary Assessment, ed. Gunter Bischof & Stephen E. Ambrose (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1995), 55–63.
SUBSEQUENT SHORTENED CITATIONS SHOULD READ AS FOLLOWS (do not use Ibid.)
- Campbell and Jamieson, Deeds Done in Words, 10.
- Brands, “Age of Vulnerability,” 963.
- Greenstein, “Eisenhower’s Leadership Style,” in Eisenhower, 55.
- If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, no identifying information should be included in your manuscript.
Images are NOT embedded in the manuscript file. Call-outs should appear in the text where the image should appear. Caption information should appear below the call-out.
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The image files should be uploaded separately during the submission process. They should be labeled to correspond with the figure numbers in the manscript.
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- Checklist item #1.
- Word limit: 12,000 words
- Use Chicago Manual of Style endnote citations
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