Information for Authors

1. Annual Bulletin of the Société Jersiaise

Our Annual Bulletin is the permanent record of the Société Jersiaise. It publishes scholarly, original articles on subjects which reflect the aims of the Société and the wide interests of its members; it records of the work of our specialist Sections; and it provides an administrative and financial summary of the year’s activities.

We invite submissions for articles in the fields of archaeology, the arts, environmental conservation, geography, geology, history, language, and the natural history of Jersey. Articles which cover the other Channel Islands will be considered. There is also scope for transcriptions and translations of unique or scarce documents, accompanied by contextual material. We request that contributions be research-based, informing readers with specialist knowledge. Submissions are subject to peer review. Authors must also bear in mind the importance of making their text accessible to the general reader. Many of our readers have special interests, but these may not coincide with those of the author. If you bombard them with obscure scientific terms or unfamiliar jargon, you may lose them.

The Editor cannot consider a manuscript if it (a) has been published elsewhere in any language, (b) is currently under consideration by another journal, (c) has circulated in a public electronic forum such as a webpage, or (d) would be published as part of a book prior to publication in the Annual Bulletin.

Manuscripts should not exceed 10,000 words including footnotes. The Editor reserves the right to cut sections of articles which are considered to be too long.  Longer articles may however be considered for publication in two parts, or as a special issue.

Manuscripts are accepted in formal British English or in French. Please see the Société Jersiaise Style Sheets (pdf) for further information.

Whether you are writing in English or French, your article should be accompanied by an abstract of approximately 150 words in English. A list of bibliographic references is generally expected. Please also provide a short biographical statement about yourself for inclusion in our item 'Contributors to this Issue'.

Illustrations, maps, and tables are welcome. Scans of any illustrations may be used when the article is first submitted for consideration. Images (.jpeg or .tif ) should be sent as separate files in addition to the manuscript and should be numbered. Captions, numbered to match, should be supplied separately and must include the name of the photographer (if known), permission and acknowledgement. An indication of where images should be placed within the text is useful.

Manuscripts submitted for consideration should be sent (as .doc or .docx files) to the Editor at bulletin@societe-jersiaise.org by 1 June.

If the Editor accept your manuscript for publication, you will be asked to provide publication-quality images when you send the revised version of your article. You must provide the Editor with copies of letters of permission from copyright holders or from the individual or institutional owners of un-copyrighted images. Revisions to manuscripts should be completed and returned to the Editor within 30 days.

 

2. Books

Specific information about submitting books for publication by the Société Jersiaise will be available soon.