Guidelines for Manuscripts



  1. All manuscript submissions should be submitted, as Microsoft Word files, to the editor at
  2. Submissions to the JGSS should be approximately 10,000 words, including source citations. In special instances the editor in chief may allow longer papers to be published. All submissions should also include an abstract of no more than 250 words.
  3. All submissions should follow The Chicago Manual of Style (17th Edition). The Journal of Global South Studies does not cite references or sources in the body of the paper with name of author, date of publication, and page number in brackets. The journal uses consecutive regular number citations (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc.), NOT ROMAN NUMERALS, in the body of the paper with corresponding numbers and sources listed separately under NOTES at the end of the paper. These number citations should appear after any punctuation marks, not inside. For example, “He claimed that the data was flawed.”1
  4. The name of the author, institutional affiliation and contact information should not appear on the paper. This information should be provided on a separate page. This is to ensure the anonymity of the author to the reviewers of the paper. The journal’s review process is double blind (i.e., neither the author(s) nor the reviewers know each other).
  5. The title of the paper should be at the top of the first page and centered. An abstract should be included and is limited to 250 words.
  6. All spelling must be in American English. Authors must edit British spelling previous to submission unless such spelling is part of a direct quote.
  7. Please use Times New Roman (12pt font) and double-space the text.
  8. Depending on the nature of one’s paper, generally most papers would need the following sections: introduction, literature review, methods of data collection (if relevant), presentation and analysis of data collected, and summary/conclusion. Well-structured papers make it easier for reviewers to scrutinize and evaluate the quality of arguments and analysis.
  9. The main section headings for the paper should be centered on the page; minor subheadings or subsections should be justified on the left-hand side of the page. This will make it easier for reviewers to know that a subsection is under a major section.
  10. At the time of manuscript submission, authors should also submit the names, professional titles, institutional affiliations, and contact information of a small number (approximately 5-8) of potential reviewers with relevant expertise and credentials. Authors should avoid potential conflicts of interest (e.g. submitting the name of a dissertation supervisor or personal friend who would be unable to review the manuscript impartially) in selecting such references. The review process will remain double-blind.

Here are links to the Chicago Manual quick guide:


  1. J. Patrice McSherry, Incomplete Transition: Military Power and Democracy in Argentina (Lincoln, NE: iUniverse, 2008), 99–105

Journal Articles

  1. Felix Zimmerman and Kimberly Smith, “More Actors, More Money, More Ideas for International Development Co-operation,” Journal of International Development 23, no. 5 (2011): 722<n>738.Chapters or other part of a book
  2. Z. Hong and Yi Sun, “In Search of Re-ideologization and Social Order,’ in Dilemmas of Reform in Jiang Zemin’s China, edited by Andrew Nathan, Zhaohui Hong, and Steven Smith (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1999) pp.32–52

Newspaper articles

  1. Carley Farrell, “Third World Studies Meeting in Ghana Makes History,” Americus Times-Recorder, December 9, 2009.


  1. “Conference Proposals – Guidelines” accessed December 7, 2016,

Immediate repeat of preceding citation
6. Ibid.

Repeat of citation after intervening citation

  1. McSherry, Incomplete Transition: Military Power and Democracy in Argentina p.45.