Orbis Litterarum

Cover image for Vol. 70 Issue 6

Edited By: Lars Ole Sauerberg, Morten Nøjgaard, Christian Benne & Svend Erik Larsen

Online ISSN: 1600-0730

Author Guidelines

Editorial Office

Orbis Litterarum
University of Southern Denmark
Campusvej 55
DK-5230 Odense M
E-mail: orbis@litcul.sdu.dk

Manuscript Submission: All submissions to Orbis Litterarum should be made via the online electronic editorial office http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/oli. Full instructions and a help facility are available at the Orbis Litterarum ScholarOne Manuscripts™ site. If you do not have access to the internet, please contact the Orbis Litterarum office to discuss alternative means of submission. A cover letter should be submitted with your manuscript and must include a statement that the data has not been published previously and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. It will be presumed that all listed authors of a manuscript have agreed to the listing and have seen and approved the manuscript.

The languages of publication are English, French, and German. Contributors not writing in their mother tongue are particularly asked to have their manuscripts checked for linguistic and stylistic errors. Please use the journal style sheet as a guide: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/pdf/OLIstyle.pdf

Authors submitting a paper do so on the understanding that the work has not been published before, is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has been read and approved by all authors. Authors will be required to assign copyright to Blackwell Publishing Ltd. Copyright assignment is a condition of publication and papers will not be published until the corresponding author sign an appropriate license agreement. Please refer the Copyright section for more information.

Books for review should be sent to Svend Erik Larsen, School of Communication and Culture, Department of Comparative Literature, University of Aarhus, Langelandsgade 139, Building No. 1580, DK-8000 Århus C, Denmark.

Quotations - Short quotations should be incorporated into the text and surrounded with single quotation marks. Longer quotations, more than fifty words, and quotations from poetry or plays should be indented on the left-hand margin and typed with double spacing. Contributors are responsible for securing from the proper source permission to use longer quotations. Permission should accompany the submitted article.

Abstract and Keywords - An abstract of no more than 200 words should be sent with the manuscript, together with up to six keywords describing the content of the article for online searching purposes. The abstract and keywords should be in the same language as the article.

References - All works cited in the article should be included in a list of references at the end of the text. These should preferably follow the Harvard style of referencing; guidelines can be found at http://libweb.anglia.ac.uk/referencing/harvard.htm or on the journal style sheet above.

There are several software packages available to help authors manage and format the references and footnotes in their journal article. We recommend the use of a software tool such as EndNote or Reference Manager for reference management and formatting.

EndNote reference styles can be searched for here:

Reference Manager reference styles can be searched for here:

Biographical note - A brief note should be sent with the manuscript containing the following information: Contributor's year of birth, degree and present academic status, university or college, and most important published work.

Offprints - Free access to the final PDF offprint of articles published in print issues will be available via Author Services only. You should therefore sign up for Author Services to access your article PDF offprint and enjoy the many other benefits the service offers. Additional paper offprints may be ordered online. Please click here to fill in the necessary details. Ensure that you type information in all of the required fields.

Proofs - First proofs only will be sent to contributors. They should be returned with the least possible delay and only minimal, essential corrections should be made. Contributors will be required to pay for any major alterations from their original manuscripts and it may sometimes be necessary to reject such changes.

If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement
If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

CTA Terms and Conditions

For authors choosing OnlineOpen
If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

Creative Commons Attribution License OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp and visit http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright--License.html. If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements.

For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement.

Author Services
Author Services enables authors to track their article – once it has been accepted – through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. The author will receive an e-mail with a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Visit the website for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more. Authors writing in English and for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission or during the review process. You can find a list of suppliers of editing services here.