Crossings: Swarthmore Undergraduate Feminist Research Journal

Copyright and Guidelines

All papers should be submitted without identifying information in the body of the text. If possible, do not include the author's name or the title of the article—these will be added according to the journal’s design/format. If you are using headings, please bold them (not underlining) or italicize for subheadings; these should be aligned all the way to the left (without indentation).

Citations: The required formatting and citation style is Chicago notes-bibliography. Please use footnotes, and place them at the end of each corresponding sentence. If there are multiple citations for a sentence, compress them into a single note. Include a complete list of citations on a separate page with the bold heading References (follow guidelines for headings above). All references should be single-spaced, with the first line of the citation aligned to the left and every line after that indented. Include a single space between each citation. Please include the citation author’s name every time, even if there are multiple references by the same author.

Formatting Articles: Drafts should be double-spaced. There is a minimum of 7 pages and maximum of 25 pages (excluding references)—under special circumstances, page requirement may be overlooked, but this is only for exceptionally written papers. Include an abstract of approximately 200 words and five keywords in the submission portal, not in the body of the text. Please only submit papers as a .pdf. Submissions cannot be under consideration for publication with another journal. Contact journal email directly for any questions regarding formatting and/or citations.

Formatting Multimedia: For multimedia projects, submit all additional files separately from the text. For non-text-based projects, please provide an artist statement of at least 200 words to support the project in the form of a .pdf.

Reviewing: Our review process is a single-blind peer-review by our trained group of student editors. After a submission is approved, individual editors complete their reviews which they then bring to the larger group of editors for approval. These revisions will be sent to the authors and are expected to be received in a timely manner. Upon acceptance, authors will receive instructions on how to format the final version of their articles.

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