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Edited By: Guy Lodge, Will Paxton and Nick Pearce

Online ISSN: 2050-5876

Author Guidelines

Authors should bear in mind that Juncture will not only be read by academics. This calls for a limitation on jargon and technical allusions. On the other hand, it is important to avoid too many unsupported assertions and to sound patronising.

The major aim should be to contribute a new and interesting perspective on the challenges facing the centre-left and progressive politics worldwide. While a full exploration of ideas is to be welcomed, your article should have a single point of focus and provide some kind of conclusions or recommendations.

It is also worth trying to end with some kind of conclusions, otherwise the point of the article can get lost.

1. Submission of Your Article
The article must be supplied by email. The text file can be accepted in most word-processing packages.

Papers should be submitted to:

Guy Lodge, Editor
4th Floor, 13-14 Buckingham Street,
London, WC2N 6DF, UK

or sent by e-mail to g.lodge@ippr.org

2. House Style
House style is based on that of the Guardian newspaper: see online at http://www.guardian.co.uk/styleguide

The editors retain the right to make non-material amendments for style during the subediting process.

3. Notes and References
Citations should be presented as (Desai 1998), (Jones and Jones 2010) or for three or more authors (Smith et al 2012).

References run at the end of each article. References should be set out using the following format:

Desai M (1998) Essays in global economics, Amsterdam: North Holland.
Gregg P (2002) ‘Minimum Wages’, Journal of Citizenship, 2(4): 35–90.

Footnotes should be used sparingly, to provide a technical explanation, digression or indirect ‘see for more’ citation.

Online-only citations, including data and corporate background information, can be referenced with a URL in a footnote. Online articles with a named author and corporately authored material, such as press releases, should be cited and referenced in the usual way.

4. Figures andTables
Any graph or other figure should be referred to directly by the text. Provide a title and source for each figure and table.

For graphs, provide both an image of the chart in the submitted article and, separately, the data underlying the chart.

For tables, provide these as text, not as an image.

5. Biography etc
Given name(s) and surname(s) of the authors must be provided for the article, along with a short biographical note for each author, to include (for example) current position, previous roles and published works or other media..

6. Proof Reading/Refereeing
The editors may return your submitted article with comments and suggested changes or additions/deletions. At all times, the editors retain the right to request changes or to decline to publish an article in its given state.

Once a final draft has been agreed, this will be subedited and typeset; the author will not be consulted unless material concerns are raised during this process.

To keep turn-around times short, proofs will not in general be returned to authors unless requested and with the agreement of the editors.

Articles will not be formally refereed. However, where appropriate, articles may be checked by an appropriate person with expertise.

Where your article is selected to be cross-posted in excerpt form on the journal’s website – at www.ippr.org/juncture – the editors will agree a truncated version of the published article.

7. Copyright 
An article is accepted on the basis that it has not been previously published.

Exclusive Licence Form. 
Authors will be required to sign an Exclusive Licence Form (ELF) for all papers accepted for publication. Signature of the ELF is a condition of publication and papers will not be passed to the publisher for production unless a signed form has been received. Please note that signature of the Exclusive Licence Form does not affect ownership of copyright in the material.  (Government employees need to complete the Author Warranty sections, although copyright  in such cases does not need to  be assigned).  After submission authors will retain the right to publish their paper in various media/circumstances (please see the form for further details).  To assist authors an appropriate form will be supplied by the editorial office. Alternatively, authors may like to download a copy of the form here

8. Length
Short opinion articles should be 1,500–2,000 words. Longer lead essays may be 2,500–3,500 words, or longer by agreement with the editors.

If you provide substantially more than the agreed word count, your article may be cut down during subediting.