The Editors are pleased to receive contributions to Double Dialogues, from all areas of the arts, with particular emphasis upon critical reflections on artistic practice. Double Dialogues encourages an interdisciplinary approach.

The primary source of submissions to the journal is the Double Dialogues conference which is held most generally on an annual basis. You can keep informed about calls for papers and upcoming conferences by joining our mailing list.

If you are interested in participating in our conferences and/or submitting a paper on a conference theme, and you would like more information, please feel welcome to contact us.

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 (inclusive of text, images, video and audio) within their articles have been used with relevant permissions and citations.

Double Dialogues respects artists’ rights and copyright and will not take responsibility for content provided to it that may contravene these rights.

Contributors may use their own material in other publications provided that ‘Double Dialogues’ is acknowledged as the original place of publication and the Editors are formally advised in advance.

Preparation of materials
General style guidelines

Use Arial 12 point font.

Use left-aligned text. Do not indent. Do not justify.

Use a single space only after full stops.

Use single line spacing throughout (except when indicating the end of a section, use double line spacing to separate end of last paragraph from heading or first paragraph of next section).

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


Use Harvard-style referencing 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.

For block quotations, indent the entire quote Do not use tabs. Do not alter the right margin.

Longer quotations of twenty-five words or more to be paragraphed separately and indented as a block 2.5cm (1 inch) from the left margin. Do not use tabs (use the ruler). Do not alter the right margin.

See below Examples of References & Citations

Endnotes (Footnotes)

Please provide endnotes only. Use as sparingly as possible.

Use numerical digits (not roman numerals).

Highlight the endnote marks in text using the yellow highlighter.

Do not annotate title information (Title, Author(s), Institution) or any of the text in the Synopsis.


A maximum of (8) images, illustrations or diagrams is allowed, unless Editor approval has been granted for more.

The ideal image size is proportionate to 600 pixels on the shortest edge. Image resolution should be at least 96 dpi.

The image file format should be either jpeg or tiff (png and gif files will also be accepted).

It is preferable that images be included in the manuscript in their intended locations, though we will accept instructions in lieu e.g. [INSERT FIG. 1.]. In both circumstances, images MUST be provided separately.

Provide full caption details in the manuscript at the image location (formatted as Fig. 1., Fig. 2., etc.).

If an image requires copyright acknowledgement, please provide ‘Credit:’ details. If the image has been reproduced from another source, please also provide the ‘Source:’ details (including the full url if sourced online).

Video, audio and other materials

Please consult the Editors.

Required documentation

Cover page:

  • Title of article
  • Name(s) of author(s)
  • Institutional affiliation
  • Email and postal address (not published)
  • 50 word (max.) summary text (for website display)
  • 150 word (max.) synopsis
  • 150 word (max.) author(s) bio(s)

First page (Article):

  • Title of article
  • Name(s) of author(s)
  • Institutional affiliation
  • [Article Text]
Examples of References & Citations

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]