All drafts and manuscripts are to be submitted as Microsoft Word documents, double-spaced, in standard 12-point font and with pages numbered.
Do not embed images in the text. Instead, images, such as graphs, tables or photographs, are to be submitted as separate image files, such as .jpg, .png, or .gif. Each should be identified by author’s last name and subject. Captions should be in a separate Word document.
Video and audio clips should be sent separately as zipped (.zip) files, but must not exceed five megabytes in size.
Following the text of the article or commentary, the author should briefly acknowledge all help or support, including financial, that he/she received while carrying out and writing up the research project.
For in-text citations and references, authors should use the parenthetical documentation style appropriate to their discipline: APA, MLA, or Chicago (or ASA). (No superscripts, please.) However, all textual footnotes, if needed, should be incorporated into the body of the article. The list of references (called "References"), which follows the acknowledgment, should be to only those cited in the article. If you have questions, please ask the Inquiry staff for help.
The final form of research articles and commentaries should follow this format:
- Title—informative and interesting; key words for internet searches
- Name(s) of author(s)—as you want it/them to appear
- Text—with subheadings of main subject sections (usually 3 or 4 are sufficient.)
- Images—see above.
- Acknowledgment—of all help or support, including financial, you received for carrying out your research, especially from your mentor(s)
- References—only to sources cited in your text, using the parenthetical style appropriate to your discipline
- Appendices or similar supporting material (when needed)