Style Guide and Submission Guidelines
for Journal of the Motherhood Initiative Articles

* Entries are to be 15 – 18 pages in length (double spaced).

* Use MLA format for submissions.

* PLEASE REMOVE ALL SELF-IDENTIFYING MARKERS IN ARTICLE/WORK CITED.

* Please include ONE Information page including your name, position, full contact infromation, title of article, 50 word bio of author.

* Please include a 250 word abstract of the paper in addition to the article itself.

* All text should be flush LEFT on the page.

* Format the text as simply as possible. Please DO NOT use the special desktop-publishing features (i.e., for endnotes etc.) some word-processing applications have. Avoid using boldface type, different fonts, and different font sizes. Also, don’t use complicated layout programs like PageMaker.

* Double space all text, on 8 1/2 X 11 inch paper, using a clear and legible font (preferably Courier New or Times New Roman 12 pt.) — about 250 words per page (about 25 lines of 10 words each). Margins of 1 to 1 1/2 inches at the sides, top, and bottom are adequate. Notes and references should be cited within the body of the text using parenthetical documentation. Any additional endnotes, and bibliography, should also be double-spaced and printed out on pages separate from the main body of the text.

* Both American and British spelling are permitted, however all submissions should consistently use one or the other.

* Use gender neutral language.

* PLEASE SEND FIVE BACK TO BACK COPIES OF ARTICLE WITH PAGES NUMBERED.

* Please e-mail article to info@motherhoodinitiative.org. This electronic copy must be in the same format as the hard copies sent.

* IN ORDER TO SUBMIT YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (MIRCI).

All regular mail should be sent to:

Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (MIRCI)
140 Holland St. West,
PO 13022
Bradford ON L3Z 2Y5

If you wish to send a courier please send to:

MIRCI
C/O Andrea O’Reilly
2546 10th Line RR 2
Bradford, ON
L3Z 2A5