Generally, articles for Imperium should be 4000-7000 words. However, we will consider proposals for differing lengths or formats. We use a version of the Harvard referencing system. The simplest way to check this out is to examine one of the current articles in the journal. However, the following site is recommended as an introduction to the system:
Where web sites or other electronic sources are to be included, authors are advised to follow the APA format in the style guidance published on the University of Vermont web site at:
The editors would be obliged if contributors would adhere to the referencing system strictly as editing time is limited.
Book reviews are normally commissioned and may take the form of short (1000 word) reviews or longer review articles as appropriate. Note that we are also committed to reviewing audio-visual material, web publications, exhibitions and other forms of creative output.
Manuscripts should normally be submitted electronically as a email attachment or on disk. The preferred format is Word for the Apple Macintosh. However, we can normally read nearly all other formats. If manuscripts are submitted as hard copy, we will normally require a disk version before publication. Please contact the editors with any queries regarding formatting. Please also submit your electronic version in as simple a form as possible. Footnotes, references, tables, illustrations, etc are best provided separately rather than imbedded in the document. This helps the editors prepare the text efficiently in HTML format.
Illustrations are welcome and can be submitted either as slides or prints (colour or b&w) or as JPEG, TIFF or GIF files (if as GIF they should be sized as to display). It is important, however, that authors clear copyright on any visual material before submission. The editors can take no responsibility in this respect. It is also assumed that copyright is cleared on any quoted or extracted material in articles, with the exception of acceptable quotation for academic review.