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  • Article manuscripts should not exceed 30 manuscript pages, remarks and replies manuscripts and book reviews manuscripts should not exceed 10 pages, including notes, but not references. Manuscripts should be double~spaced, typed in a 12 point font with 2.5 cm margins. Manuscript pages should be numbered.
  • Contributors should follow the Chicago Manual of Style (author-date) in documenting their manuscripts.
  • Manuscripts of articles should include a 150-word abstract concentrating on its main ideas (together with an abstract in Arabic) and about 5 keywords that would lead on-line research to the article.
  • JJMLL has the right to ask the contributors to omit, reformulate, or reword their manuscripts or any part thereof in the manner that conforms to the publication policy.
  • Letters of acknowledgment, acceptance or rejection will be sent to contributors.
  • Accepted manuscripts are published based on the date of final acceptance for publication.
  • Contributors should submit a written statement that their articles have not been published or (will be) submitted for publication to any other journal.


The Chicago Manual of Style (author-date) is used. Citations are given in parentheses. These shoud be concise, but complete enough to the readers to find the source in the list of works presented alphabetically by author at the end of the paper.


One author

Text:           T:   (Doniger 1999, 65)

References: R:   Doniger, Wendy. 1999. Splitting the Difference.

                       Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Two authors

T:    (Cowlishaw and Dunbar 2000, 104–7)

R:    Cowlishaw, Guy, and Robin Dunbar. 2000. Primate

      Conservation Biology. Chicago: University of

      Chicago Press.

Three or more authors:

T:      (Laumann et al.1994,262)

R:      Laumann,Edward O.,John H.Gagon, Robert T.

         Michael,and Stuart Michaels.1994. The Social

       Organization of Sexuality: Sexual Practices in the

       United States. Chicago: University of Chicago


Editor, translator, or compiler instead of author

T:      (Lattimore 1951, 91–92)

R:     Lattimore, Richmond, trans. 1951. The Iliad of

       Homer. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Editor, translator, or compiler in addition to author

T:      (Bonnefoy 1995, 22)

R:      Bonnefoy, Yves. 1995. New and Selected Poems.

ed. John Naughton and Anthony Rudolf. Chicago:

 University of Chicago Press.

Chapter or other part of a book

T:         (Wiese 2006, 101–2)

R:        Wiese, Andrew. 2006. “The House I Live in: Race,

Class, and African American Suburban Dreams in

 the Postwar United States". In The new suburban

history, ed. Kevin M. Kruse and Thomas J.

Sugrue, 99–119. Chicago: University of Chicago


Chapter of an edited volume originally published elsewhere (as in primary sources)

T:     (Cicero 1986, 35)

R:     Cicero, Quintus Tullius. 1986. Handbook on

canvassing for the consulship. In Rome: Late

republic and principate, edited by Walter Emil

 Kaegi Jr. and Peter White. Vol. 2 of University of

 Chicago readings in western civilization, ed.

John Boyer and Julius Kirshner, 33–46. Chicago:

University of Chicago Press. Originally published

 in Evelyn S. Shuckburgh, trans., The letters of

Cicero, vol. 1 (London: George Bell & Sons, 1908).

Preface, foreword, introduction, or similar part of a book

T:     (Rieger 1982, xx–xxi)

R:     Rieger, James. 1982. Introduction to

Frankenstein; or, The modern Prometheus, by

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, xi–xxxvii. Chicago:

University of Chicago Press.

Book published electronically

T:   (Kurland and Lerner 1987)

R:   Kurland, Philip B., and Ralph Lerner, eds. 1987. The founders’

Constitution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.


Journal article

Article in a print journal

T:    (Smith 1998, 639)

R:    Smith, John Maynard. 1998. The Origin of Altruism. Nature 393: 639–40.

Article in an online journal

T:    (Hlatky et al. 2002)

R:   Hlatky, Mark A., Derek Boothroyd, Eric Vittinghoff, Penny Sharp, and

Mary A. Whooley. 2002. Quality-of-life and depressive symptoms in postmenopausal women after receiving hormone therapy: Results from the Heart and Estrogen/Progestin Replacement Study (HERS) trial. Journal of the American Medical Association 287, no. 5 (February 6).

 http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v287n5/rfull/joc10108.html#aainfo (accessed January 7, 2004).

Popular magazine article

T:    (Martin 2002, 84)

R:   Martin, Steve. 2002. Sports-interview Shocker.

   New Yorker, May 6.

Newspaper article

T:      (Niederkorn 2002)

R:      Niederkorn, William S. 2002. A scholar recants on his

 “Shakespeare” discovery. New York Times,

June 20, Arts section, Midwest edition.

Book review

T:   (Gorman 2002, 16)

R:   Gorman, James. 2002. Endangered species.

Review of The last American man, by Elizabeth

Gilbert. New York Times Book Review, June 2.

Thesis or dissertation

T:    (Amundin 1991, 22–29, 35)

R:    Amundin, M. 1991. Click repetition rate patterns in

communicative sounds from the harbour porpoise,

Phocoena phocoena. PhD diss., Stockholm


Paper presented at a meeting or conference

T:    (Doyle 2002)

R:    Doyle, Brian. 2002. Howling like dogs: Metaphorical

language in Psalm 59. Paper presented at the

 annual international meeting for the Society of

Biblical Literature, June 19–22, in Berlin, Germany.

Web site

T:     (Evanston Public Library Board of Trustees)

R:     Evanston Public Library Board of Trustees. Evanston

 Public Library strategic plan, 2000–2010: A decade

 of outreach. Evanston Public Library.


Weblog entry or comment

T:     (Peter Pearson, The Becker-Posner Blog, comment posted March 6, 2006)

R:     Becker-Posner blog, The. http://www.becker-posner-blog.com/.

E-mail message

N: 2.   John Doe, e-mail message to author, October 31, 2005.

Item in online database

T:    (Pliny the Elder, Perseus Digital Library)

R:   Perseus Digital Library. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/.