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Author Guidelines

Submissions are encouraged from postgraduate students and post-doctoral scholars (Masters, PhD or equivalent) from the Arts and Humanities and the Natural and Social Sciences, at any institution from the UK or internationally.  Kaleidoscope is intended to represent a diverse range of postgraduate and early-career scholar research activity. As a result, the editors welcome submissions in a variety of formats, including:

  • Full length articles (up to 10,000 words)
  • Short and accessible articles describing recent work in your discipline (up to 1,000 words)
  • Review essays (up to 4,000 words)
  • Book reviews (up to 1,000 words)
  • Interviews with contemporary academics or authors
  • Discussions of contemporary issues relevant to the development of interdisciplinary studies and methodologies

Submissions with an interdisciplinary perspective are encouraged. However we allow discipline-specific papers, provided they are accessible to those from fields other than the author's own. Kaleidoscope is affiliated to Durham University's Institute of Advanced Study. The Institute chooses a new theme for each year to act as a platform and direction for work, and submissions are particularly encouraged relating to this theme.

If you have an idea for a submission and are not sure that it will fit with the journal's theme and format, or if you want to review a recent book pertinent to the theme, please contact the the editors ( to discuss your intentions.

Please use the following checklist to ensure that your work meets with our editorial requirements before initial submission:

  • Submissions must be accompanied by a short abstract
  • Citation and formatting follows that of the The Chicago Manual of Style (15th Edition)

Author guidelines can be downloaded here


Submission Preparation Checklist

As 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.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions to ensure a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Kaleidoscope Author’s Copyright Agreement

25th September, 2013

Please print, complete, hand sign and date the following form, and return it to us either via post, or as an email image attachment (i.e. a scan of the printed and signed copy).  Also include any permissions obtained for reproduction rights (e.g. of lengthy quotations, pictures) that fall outside of Fair Dealing (Point 3, below).  This form must be returned before the article can be accepted for review or publication.

1. As author of the article named below, I retain all rights, including the right to be identified as the author wherever and whenever the article is published, and the right to use all or part of the article and abstracts, with or without revision or modification, in compilations or other publications.  This may be done without obtaining permission from Kaleidoscope.  However, any such latter publication shall recognise Kaleidoscope as the original publisher through appropriate bibliographical citation.

2. I grant Kaleidoscope non-exclusive rights to reproduce the article (in full or in part) electronically, or in paper form, or in any such medium subsequently developed, and to publish the article in any format in relation to the activities of the Kaleidoscope journal and the Institute of Advanced Study.

3. I warrant that this article does not infringe any existing copyright, and will indemnify the Kaleidoscope journal editorial board, Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University and the staff and students thereof, against any breach of such warranty.  Authors are responsible for gaining written permission to publish lengthy quotations, illustrations etc., of which they do not own the copyright and which fall outside the terms of Fair Dealing (UK Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988).  Copies of such permission should be included with this form. 

4. I warrant that this article has not been published elsewhere, and is not currently being considered for publication in any media other than the Kaleidoscope journal.

5. I understand that upon provisional acceptance of my article after initial peer or editorial review, I will be required to make all specified changes in a timescale specified by the Editor(s).  I agree that following these substantive corrections, the Editor(s) may make any further copy-editing corrections (such as ensuring conformity to house style, and basic grammar and spelling) without my subsequent agreement.

6. If this article is not accepted for publication, I understand that I may seek freely to publish it elsewhere, but that the Kaleidoscope journal and its associated editors and reviewers may retain all copies (digital or paper) for a period of twelve months from the point of final rejection, in order to facilitate publishing the article in subsequent issues of the journal if it is judged more suitable in these contexts.  After this period, the article (digital and paper) will be destroyed and deleted from all archives held by the Kaleidoscope journal and its associated editors and reviewers.


I,                                                          , agree to abide by the terms and conditions above, in relation to my article entitled



which is prospectively to be published in the Kaleidoscope journal volume  ______

Issue ______






Return as image email attachment to

Or post to:-  Editor-in-Chief, Kaleidoscope, c/o Institute of Advanced Study, Cosin’s Hall, Durham, DH1 3RL.


You can download Copyright Notice from here.


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