Instructions for Authors

Shima publishes English language articles and uses a simplified style of Harvard referencing (see below) and authors will be expected to submit their final manuscripts in the prescribed house style. (Also see article pages in current issue available for download on this site for general layout issues.)

In addition to articles, Shima publishes feature reviews and photo essays.

All manuscripts should be submitted in electronic form in word or rtf format.

Abstracts:

Keywords:

Maps:

Photographs and/or diagrams:

Photographs and/or diagrams may be used, provided authors obtain permission to reproduce any previously published material.

House style specifications:

Reference all quotations in following style: (Author, year: page)

Then include full bibliographic reference in a final Bibliography section at the end of the article in following formats:

Authored book:
Author surname, author initial (year) book title, city of publication: publisher
Eg – Harris, G (1998) Tasmanian Architecture, Hobart: Art Press

Edited book:
Editor surname, editor initial (ed) (year) book title, city of publication: publisher
Eg – Konaba, T (ed) (2006) Hokkaido Remembered, Hong Kong: Lee & Co.

Chapter in an edited book:
Author surname, author initial (year) chapter title, in editor surname(s), initial (ed) book title, city of publication: publisher: page range
Eg – Heale, R (2004), ‘Macquarie Island Radio’, in Berbert, T and Gloriana, A (eds) Sub-Arctic Island Media Issues, Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaysia Publishing: 111-134

Journal article:
Author surname, author initial (year) title, journal name, issue: page range
Eg – Leavis, F.R (2005) ‘Norfolk Island Reggae Revival’, Perfect Beat: The Pacific Journal of Research Into Contemporary Music and Popular Culture v8 n2: 23-39

Paper in published conference proceedings:
Author surname, author initial (year) paper title, in editor name(s) (ed) Proceedings title: page range
Eg – Tope, B (2009), ‘Tahitian Pottery 1400–1433’, in Obata, A (ed) Refereed Proceedings from the 4th Pacific Pottery Symposium, University of the Pacific, Suva: 121-134

Press/magazine article:
Author surname, author initial (year) title, publication name, issue: page range
Eg – Baldacchino, G (2006) ‘Malta win European soccer championships for 3rd time in a row’, Valetta Herald July 23rd: 1-2

Website article:
Author surname, author initial (year) title, website name: website address – month, year accessed
Eg – Kolo, Z (2001) ‘Cocoa Trade Exposed’, Globalisation Online:
http://www.globalcrit.org/kolo.doc — accessed May 2012

For any other publication specifics contact editors.

Layout:

Final copy for downloadable pages is set in the following – and copy is especially appreciated in this format:

ARTICLE TITLE IN HELVETICA NEUE 16 BOLD CAPS
Subtitle in HELVETICA NEUE 12 upper & lower case bold
AUTHOR NAME IN HELVETICA NEUE 14 CAPS
Subheaders in HELVETICA NEUE 10 upper and lower case
Main text in HELVETICA NEUE 9 upper and lower case
Endnotes in VERDANA 8 upper and lower case
Bibliography in HELVETICA NEUE 9 upper and lower case
Prospective contributors are welcome to discuss ideas for article submissions and/or theme issues with the editors prior to submission. (Philip Hayward prhshima@gmail.com)