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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 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 carefully reviewed the policies on the "Embodied" website to ensure that the texts means stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined: https://stanfordembodied.wordpress.com/

Author Guidelines

All submissions are reviewed blindly, so names SHOULD NOT be included anywhere in the submission itself.

Generally, submissions should not exceed 6,500 words in length. We encourage shorter submissions, especially for non-original research pieces. Authors can submit multiple works.

The standard style for this journal is APA format. Notably, all submissions should include in-text parenthetical citations for quotes, ideas, and paraphrased information. All works should include a full bibliography in a “References” section. Links to sources should be included when possible. APA style should be used for proper grammar, mechanics, and style. More information on APA can be found at APA Style or from the Purdue Online Writing Lab. Authors can contact the journal staff with questions.

In order to be eligible for submission, a work must have been written/created during the author’s undergraduate or coterminal career and submitted during said career or within six months of graduation. Students from all institutions are welcome to make submissions, and they are not required to be Stanford University affiliates. Submitted works may have multiple co-first authors, but all author’s must approve the submission of the piece.

The use of images, tables, and figures are encouraged, but not required, for all submissions. For non-original images, tables, and figures, ensure you have permission to use the media in a publication. Wikimedia Commons usually has a selection of publicly available photos. All images, tables, and figures should include citations.

Embodied has a zero-tolerance policy for plagiarism. The Editorial Board and desk editors are happy to assist authors in including proper citations, but plagiarized works will be immediately rejected.

Types of Submissions

  • Original Research: Original works of research conducted by the author themselves or that review and synthesize from a field of research. Most sources should be scholarly in nature. Thesis chapters and excerpts written for departmental or interdisciplinary honors programs can be submitted. Abstracts should be included for all original research submissions. The research should connect to issues of feminism, gender, and sexuality.
  • Papers/Essays: Works submitted as assignments in classes, including PWR. Similar to research articles, but with more flexibility on sources and research origins. Abstracts should be included for all paper and essay submissions. The paper/essay should connect to issues of feminism, gender, and sexuality.
  • Features: These are works of long-form journalism that deeply explore issues related to feminism, gender, and sexuality. These articles should be neutral, “newsy” in-style, and can use casual language compared to research pieces. Features should include original primary sourcing (interviews conducted by the author, for example). These articles should not be incredibly time sensitive, as the journal only publishes issues at various intervals.
  • Editorials: Works of opinion that take a position on an issue related to feminism, gender, and sexuality. Although these are opinion pieces, assertions should be supported by evidence (personal experiences, news articles, scholarly works).
  • Creative Writing: Original creative works of any kind (poetry, short story, fiction, non-fiction, etc.) that touch on themes of feminism, gender, and sexuality. Creative works should include a one paragraph explanation on why the work connects to the focus area of the journal.
  • Multimedia: Original creative non-written projects, including but not limited to drawings, cartoons, songs, and technology projects. The work should connect to issues of feminism, gender, and sexuality. Multimedia works should include a one paragraph explanation on why the work connects to the focus area of the journal.

More detailed policies and procedures are detailed at the Stanford Embodied website.

Original Research

Original works of research conducted by the author themselves or that review and synthesize from a field of research. Most sources should be scholarly in nature. Thesis chapters and excerpts written for departmental or interdisciplinary honors programs can be submitted. Abstracts should be included for all original research submissions. The research should connect to issues of feminism, gender, and sexuality.

Papers/Essays

Works submitted as assignments in classes, including PWR. Similar to research articles, but with more flexibility on sources and research origins. Abstracts should be included for all paper and essay submissions. The paper/essay should connect to issues of feminism, gender, and sexuality.

Features

These are works of long-form journalism that deeply explore issues related to feminism, gender, and sexuality. These articles should be neutral, “newsy” in-style, and can use casual language compared to research pieces. Features should include original primary sourcing (interviews conducted by the author, for example). These articles should not be incredibly time sensitive, as the journal only publishes issues at various intervals.

Editorials

Works of opinion that take a position on an issue related to feminism, gender, and sexuality. Although these are opinion pieces, assertions should be supported by evidence (personal experiences, news articles, scholarly works).

Creative Writing

Original creative works of any kind (poetry, short story, fiction, non-fiction, etc.) that touch on themes of feminism, gender, and sexuality. Creative works should include a one paragraph explanation on why the work connects to the focus area of the journal.

Multimedia

Original creative non-written projects, including but not limited to drawings, cartoons, songs, and technology projects. The work should connect to issues of feminism, gender, and sexuality. Multimedia works should include a one paragraph explanation on why the work connects to the focus area of the journal.

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