Guidelines for Authors of Articles

Copyright and Originality
JFS only publishes original submissions.  We do not accept publications that have been, in part or in whole, published in other venues. Submission also implies that the authors have already obtained all necessary permissions for the inclusion of copyrighted materials, such as figures and tables from other publications.  Submission to JFS is taken to indicate the submitter's commitment to publish in this journal. Previously published work will not be considered for publication in JFS, in whole or in part. Upon publication, all rights are transferred to the CIWR. The author retains the right to use his or her article without charge in any book of which he or she is the author or editor after it has appeared in the journal and after obtaining permission.  Submissions to JFS must follow the journal's Style Guide, including formatting, length and references. Poorly written or structured papers will be promptly returned to the authors.
Submissions should be sent to: editor@journaloffloridastudies.org

Style Guide
Manuscripts must be computer generated in MS Word and submitted electronically in .doc or .docx format via e-mail or CD.  All manuscripts must be edited carefully before submission and double-spaced. Manuscripts must conform to guidelines published in The Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition). Please use Chicago’s author-date system, not their notes and bibliography system. Any informational notes should appear as endnotes at the conclusion of your essay and should precede reference listings. Because articles are evaluated anonymously, the author’s name should appear only on the title page of the manuscript.  JFS assumes no responsibility for loss and damage to manuscripts, photographs, or illustrations sent through the mail. The editor reserves the right to make minor changes for the sake of clarity and conformity to The Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.).  Full papers should be between 5000 and 8000 words, exceptionally 10,000. Book reviews will usually be commissioned. Papers in some disciplines may include an abstract of 100-150 words in length.

Double-Blind Peer Review
All article submissions deemed appropriate for JFS are sent out for review under the double-blind system: the identity of participants is not disclosed to authors or to referees. JFS will not knowingly send papers to persons within the network of the submitting author, including current colleagues, co-authors, Ph.D. cohorts, and so on. Persons who know the identity of the author, even if they have simply commented on a paper, should be listed and included in the manuscript’s acknowledgment note. Submitters should understand that the editors rely heavily on the judgments of JFS referees, but the final decision is made by the editors themselves.  All manuscripts are reviewed initially by the editors and only those submissions that meet the editorial standards of the journal and fit within the aims and scope of the journal will be sent for outside review.

Guidelines for Fine Arts Submissions

JFS also welcomes unsolicited, electronic submissions of prose, poetry, creative nonfiction, flash fiction, drama, screenplays, cartoons, interviews, audio recordings, short films, digital photography, and digital art. JFS accepts simultaneous submissions, but does not consider previously published work. Visual art submissions should be submitted as .jpeg files with no more than 72 dpi. Audio and video submissions should be under 15MB.
Submissions should be sent electronically to: editor@journaloffloridastudies.org