GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

1. General

[1.1] Authors should submit text electronically via e-mail or by sending a 3.5" diskette containing the text. Tables, figures, and examples (if any) are submitted as hardcopies. The address for submissions is:
Eytan Agmon, Editor

Min-ad: Israel Studies in Musicology Online
Department of Music
Bar-Ilan University
Ramat-Gan, 52900, Israel
e-mail: agmone@mail.biu.ac.il

2. Text

[2.1] General. Although Min-ad publishes on World Wide Web using HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), authors should submit only pure ASCII text. Special characters, therefore, as well as character formatting, paragraph formatting, etc., should be avoided (see below). In order for the submitted text to display properly on the screen as e-mail lines should be no more than 55-60 characters in length. The "Save" option text only with line breaks (available on most popular word processors) is handy for both the ASCII and the line-length requirements.

[2.2] Once a submission is accepted for publication members of Min-ad staff will prepare a formatted, HTML document from the ASCII text. HTML allows for a variety of special characters as well as character formatting. To indicate italics, authors should use asterisks, thus: *this segment is italicized*. Similarly, use carets to indicate superscripts, thus: ^1^. Indicate an indented quotation by placing it between blank lines.

[2.3] Special characters. An umlaut may be indicated with quotation marks, thus: a", O", etc.; similarly, acute, grave, and circumflex accents may be indicated by ', `, and ^, respectively. (Other non-ASCII characters may be indicated by ad hoc means.)

[2.4] Style and documentation.In matters of style and conventions of scholarly writing Min-ad follows The Chicago Manual of Style, 14th edition. Min-ad employs the author-date system of documentation. See ibid., pp. 641 ff. for further information.

[2.5] Footnotes.Footnote reference numbers in the main text should be enclosed in curly braces, thus: {1}. No such braces are needed when the number is repeated before the corresponding footnote text.

[2.6] Paragraph numbering.Since there are no conventional "pages" in a computer screen-display, orientation within the document is achieved by numbering paragraphs. Authors may choose between two paragraph-numbering systems. A simple and convenient way to number paragraphs is with consecutive integers [1], [2], etc. A more elaborate system is the multiple-numeration system used in the present document (refer to The Chicago Manual of Style, pp. 34-5, for further details). This system brings out the document's hierarchical partitioning into sections, subsections, etc. In either case, the paragraph number is enclosed within square brackets, followed by a space. Paragraphs are separated from each other by a blank line (two carriage returns).

[2.7] Layout.The following layout should be used:

  1. Title [article or comment only]

  2. <blank line>
  3. Author

  4. <blank line>
  5. Reference [review or comment only; identifies the item reviewed or commented upon]

  6. <blank line>
  7. Keywords [8 max.]

  8. <blank line>
  9. Abstract [article or comment only; ca. 100 words]

  10. <blank line>
  11. Body

  12. <blank line>
  13. Footnotes (if any)

  14. <blank line>
  15. List of Works Cited (if any)

  16. <blank line>
  17. Captions for Tables, Figures, and Examples (if any)

  18. <blank line>
  19. Address [name, affiliation, address, and e-mail address]

3. Tables

[3.1] HTML tables currently do not have all the features of a full-fledged table-generation tool one might find in a popular word processor. Authors are encouraged to simplify the layout of their tables as much as possible.

4. Figures and Examples

[4.1] Authors are encouraged to keep the number of figures and examples to a minimum, and to simplify as much as possible their graphic contents. Min-ad uses the Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) for image transfer.

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