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Author Guidelines

Entertainment always welcomes submissions of original articles, book reviews, and movie reviews.

After a peer-review, we will inform you as soon as possible about the acceptance of your paper.

If you are interested in publishing in Entertainment, please send your submission or initial request to fjacob@qcc.cuny.edu

Before submitting an article or review, please check that the format – using footnotes – matches the guidelines of the latest Chicago Manual of Style (http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html).

Articles should range between 5000 and 8000 words.

Book reviews should range between 1000 and 1500 words.

Movie reviews should range between 2000 and 3000 words.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format if possible.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided, including the last date of access.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses Times New Roman, 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. The author has to make sure that publication rights for the images, which should be used for the publication, are available.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g. post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (preferably in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).



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