Notes to Contributors

The Editorial Executive reserves the right to edit all contributions on the recommendations of blind referees. These changes will be made without consultation with authors unless such editing would change the argument of the submission.

Copyright remains vested in the individual contributors who are responsible for ensuring that all material within their articles have been used with relevant permissions and citations. Contributors may use their own material in other publications provided that “Double Dialogues” is acknowledged as the original place of publication and its editors formally advised in advance.

Style Guidelines

Use Arial 12 point font.

Use block, not indented, paragraphs.

Align text to the left margin, not the right.

Do not use ‘tab’ when constructing your article.

Do not ‘justify’ the text.

Single-spacing between sentences; double-spacing between paragraphs.

First page must list in order:

  • Title of article
  • Name(s) of author(s)
  • Institutional affiliation
  • Email and postal address
  • One hundred and fifty word synopsis

The second page should have

  • Title of article
  • Name(s) of author(s)
  • Institutional affiliation
  • article to begin after the above information on this page (that is the second page)

Harvard-style referencing to be used in text (with the punctuation mark after the citation brackets) and in the bibliography.

Insert citations manually rather than using automatic referencing software (e.g. Endnote) which creates formatting difficulties.

Short quotations within sentences to be in single quotation marks.

Quotations within quotations to be in double quotation marks.

Longer quotations of twenty-five words or more to be paragraphed separately and indented to 1 cm without quotation marks – use the ruler at the top of the page, not tabs, to indent.

Italicise book titles, film and play titles, long poems such as The Iliad, names of periodicals, foreign words.

No footnotes are to be used and endnotes are to be kept to a strict minimum.


Images, illustrations, or diagrams are to be supplied separately to copy. The preferred location for images and accompanying captions and credits should be indicated in the text.

Images are preferred in tiff or jpeg format (minimum 72dpi resolution). Please take care to minimise file size(s) if sending electronically.

Double Dialogues respects copyright. It is the responsibility of contributors to obtain all necessary permissions for the use of images.

Examples of References & Citations

N.B. In previous issues of Double Dialogues, bibliographies were formatted as Author’s First Name, Surname (Year) etc.
However, from 2008 onwards bibliographies should begin with the Author’s Surname, First Name (Year) etc.

Moi, Toril (2006). Henrik Ibsen and the Birth of Modernism (Oxford: Oxford University Press)
Edited Book
Krasner, David & Saltz, David Z, eds (2006). Staging Philosophy (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press)
Shentalinsky, Vitaly (1995). The KGB’s Literary Archive, ed. & tr. John Crowfoot (London: The Harvill Press)
Journal Article
Read, Leslie (1993). “Social Space in Ancient Athens”, New Theatre QuarterlyVol.9, no.36, Nov. 1993 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)
Chapter in Book
Walker, Julia A (2006). “The Text/Performance Split across the Analytic/Continental Divide”, in Krasner, David & Saltz, David Z, eds (2006).Staging Philosophy (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press)
Internet source
Menzies, R.G. (1942). The Forgotten People [Radio Broadcast, 22nd May], [accessed 15.12.2005]