Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design
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Subject Matters - A Journal of Communications and the Self

Notes for contributors

Contributions, in English, should be sent to Subject Matters, London Metropolitan University, 31 Jewry Street, LONDON EC3N 2EY, UK.

Present three copies of your manuscript. (Email attachments or IBM-formatted disks may be submitted in addition to paper copy). When presenting manuscripts, ensure that you do the following: number all sheets consecutively; leave generous margins; indent 1cm all quotes of 40 words or over; do not indent paragraphs; justify text; use double-line spacing; use 12-point font; print on one side of paper only; include a header in the right-hand top corner of each sheet, containing your surname and a short version of the title of your article; leave sheets unstapled.

Line drawings ('figures') and photographs (submissible only as jpegs) must be reproducible originals. They must be submitted by prior arrangement with the editors. They must be submitted on separate sheets. Authors will be charged if illustrations have to be re-drawn.
Tables should be numbered consecutively and titled, and must be referred to in the text by their name. Each table should be submitted on a separate sheet

References to scholarly work should appear in the body of the text. Avoid the use of footnotes. References within the manuscript should appear as follows:

"The word 'language' is sometimes used in common parlance in an inappropriate way to designate a certain nonverbal communicative device" (Sebeok 2001: 14).
As Sebeok has argued (2001: 14) 'language' is a term which should only really be used with reference to humans.

Note that all direct quotes should appear in double inverted commas (" . . . "). Single inverted commas should be reserved for such things as neologisms, deviant uses of words and suchlike, as in 'language' in the above quote.

All articles should be followed by a list of cited references. These should be set out as follows. Books or monographs:

Foucault, M. (1971) Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason, London: Tavistock.

Multiple author books or monographs:

Beasley, R. et al (2000) Signs for Sale: An Outline of Semiotic Analysis for Advertisers and Marketers, Toronto: Legas.

An edited book:

Silverstone, R. and Hirsch, E. eds. (1994) Consuming Technologies: Media and Information in Domestic Spaces, London: Routledge.

An article in an edited book:

Larmore, C. (1981) 'The concept of a constitutive subject' in C. MacCabe ed., The Talking Cure: Essays in Psychoanalysis and Language, London: Macmillan.

An article in a journal:

Jost, F. (1998) 'The promise of genres' Reseaux, 6 (1): 99-121.

A more detailed style sheet is available from the editors or to download here: Subject Matters Stylesheet

Authors are asked to check their manuscripts at some length before submission, particularly the correspondence between in-text citations and references.

Accepted WP systems: MS Word and rtf.

Authors will receive proofs for corrections which must be returned to deadline.


It is a condition of the acceptance by the editor of a typescript for publication that the publisher automatically acquires the English language copyright of the typescript throughout the world and that translations or reprints with permission explicitly cite Subject Matters.