Submission Format
  • Submit electronically, using Microsoft Word
  • Use at least 1.25 inch margins throughout, with at least an 11-point font size.
  • Double-space the entire paper—including notes, reference list, abstract and biography.
  • Number each page of the body of the paper after the first page.
  • Use endnotes or footnotes as you prefer.
  • Provide tables and figures (in Word only) exactly as you would like them published. Gather at the back of the paper; we will insert when copyediting is complete.
Style Guidelines

Abstract: 240 words in English (and Spanish and/or Portuguese, if possible—otherwise we will translate)
Biography of author(s): professional data, 150-word limit (per author)
Journal-length article: 13,000 (preferred), up to 15,000 words

We use the Chicago Manual of Style for working papers and recommend it as a resource for authors. If you use another style sheet, please alert us when you submit your paper. We copyedit lightly for house style, clarity and consistency. Please note the following:

Acronyms: Spell out in the first instance with the acronym in parentheses; use acronym thereafter, perhaps with a reminder of what it means later in the paper if there is a gap between mentions. Acronyms are usually in caps, even if the words are lower case.
- Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
- Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Names of foreign institutions: On first appearance, provide English translation with original language name in parentheses. If there is an acronym, include after the original language name followed by ‘comma or’
-National Housing Bank (Banco Nacional de Vivienda, or BNV)

Foreign names/words: Italicize non-English words or phrases that do not appear in an English dictionary, with translation in parentheses following the first mention
- Fujimori governance implied that people should hacer y luego hablar (act first; discuss later).
Commonly used foreign words that appear in English dictionaries do not need italics or translations (e.g., per se, hacienda, esprit de corps)

Citations and references: Kellogg prefers the author-date system, as outlined in the Chicago Manual, but we are willing to follow a variety of widely accepted styles, as long as you are consistent. All papers must include a reference list or bibliography.
Please do include the following information in your reference list or bibliography:
- Author, date, title, press name and location (for books)
- Author, date, title, journal name and volume identification (for articles)
- Page numbers (for chapters or journal articles)
- Web addresses for information obtained electronically

Examples of standard reference list entries

Books-single author 
Adkins, Arthur. 1960. Merit and Responsibility: A Study in Greek Values. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Books-multiple authors 
Weinberg, Arthur, and Lila Weinberg. 1980. Clarence Darrow: A Sentimental Rebel. New York: Putnam’s Sons.

Book-editor, translator, or compiler 
Tortelli, Anthony B., ed. 1991. Sociology Approaching the Twenty-first Century. Los Angeles: Peter and Sons.
Mill, John Stuart. 1980. Autobiography and Literary Essays. Edited by John M. Robinson and Jack Stillinger. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Chapter in book 
Kaiser, Ernest. 1964. “The Literature of Harlem.” In J. H. Clarke, ed., Harlem: A Community in Transition, pp. 25–60. New York: Citadel Press.

Article in Journal 
Karl, Terry Lynn, and Philippe C. Schmitter. 1995. “From an Iron Curtain to a Paper Curtain? Grounding Transitologists or Students of Postcommunism.” Slavic Review 54 No. 4 (Winter): 965–978.
Bellworthy, Cartright C. 1990. “Reform of Congressional Remuneration.” Political Review 7 (6): 87–101.