Style Guide

DiSCo Journal Style Guide

Last updated 08.06.2022

– Submit drafts and final versions as Word or Google doc to editors [at] discojournal [dot] com.
– No contribution will be accepted that has been published elsewhere, unless expressly invited or agreed by the managing editors.
– Papers and contributions accepted for publication are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, unless otherwise noted. NOTE: We allow re-publishing in other publications, but please notify the managing editors beforehand and for appropriate wording to credit DiSCo Journal.
– Written pieces should be submitted in British English.
– Long-form pieces (essays, creative writing, interviews, etc.) should not exceed 3000 words. Project statements for visual and multimedia projects should not exceed 1200 words.
– All submissions should be accompanied with an abstract (200 words max) and a short author bio (100 words max).
– All submissions should include 5 keywords associated with the piece.
– All submissions should state which temporality your works fall under: Ode to the Past, Digital Present, or Nascent Future. We strongly encourage all contributors to frame their work through one of these categories.
– All submissions can have to 15 images/files, up to 2 MB per file. We will upload videos to our Vimeo account for embedding.
– Use Roboto, 11 pt font, 1″ margins, 1.5 spacing, left-aligned.
– Papers should also include a title, 14 pt font, in bold, left-aligned.
– Sub-headings should be 12 pt font, in bold, left-aligned.

– All in-text notes should use the Chicago Manual of Style and be listed as endnotes.
– A bibliography or reference list is not necessary, unless expressly mentioned by the managing editors.
– Keep explanatory notes to a minimum. We like concise writing 🙂
– If a reference does not have page numbers, list page number as ‘np’.
– Consecutively repeating references can be listed as ‘Ibid’ with appropriate page number. The first reference should always be listed as a complete reference.
– Exhibition catalogues should be cited as a book.
– Film, TV and YouTube/online content should be cited as follows:

Film: DirectorFull Name, dir, Film Title (Place of Publication: Studio/Distributor, Release Year), ##:##. URL or Medium.
TV: DirectorFull Name, dir, TV Title. Season #, Episode #, ‘Title of episode’, Original Air Date, ##:##. URL or Medium.
YouTube/online videos: AuthorFull Name, ‘Video Title’ (YouTube video, running time, Publication Date), ##:##. URL.

– Authors are responsible for clearing all copyright issues and obtaining permission for all images and exact wording for captions.
– Images and figures should be sent as separate files via WeTransfer or Google Drive link (don’t forget to set sharing to ‘Editor’) labelled with their corresponding figure number along with a figure list with captions as a Word or Google doc.
– Number all figures and images consecutively as ‘Figure 1’, ‘Figure 2’, and so on.
– Keep caption notes to a minimum. If it is crucial to have a note in the caption, place it before the identifying information (after Figure #, before ArtistFull name) in italics with a period at the end.
– Captions should be formatted as follows:

Figure #. ArtistFull name, Title of Work, Year, Medium [if applicable], Dimensions [if applicable]. Credit: [enter photo credit here, if applicable].

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Any questions? Email editors [at] discojournal [dot] com.
The contents of DiSCo Journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.