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Guidelines for contributions

1. Nature of Contributions
The journal focuses on studies in proper names, the changing of names, naming processes, etc.
Articles must be submitted in English.

2. Layout of manuscript

The manuscript should be typed on A4 paper in 1,5 line spacing. A margin of at least 2,5 cm at the left, right, top and bottom of each page is required. The title should appear in upper and lower case and should be blocked to the left margin. No official titles are necessary for the author’s name.

At least one abstract, in English, should appear after the author’s details and before the text. The abstract should not exceed 250 words. An additional abstract in a language other than English may be added. The abstract[s] must clearly reflect the contents and findings of the paper.

All headings and sub-headings should be blocked to the left margin and spaces be left above such headings. The first paragraph after a heading follows immediately below it without a space, and is blocked to the left. Each subsequent new paragraph should have an indent of three spaces. No extra spaces should be left between paragraphs. Blocked quotations are preceded and followed by a space.

Double quotation marks are used throughout.

Footnotes or endnotes may be used.

The author’s own address should appear after the main text but preceding the list of references, and should be blocked to the left margin, e.g.

Department of English
University of KwaZulu-Natal

3. References
The author-date method of reference, as set out in the 15th Edition of The Chicago Manual of Style, should be used.  A quick guide to the most frequent types of references is given in

In text
Surname, date and page number in parenthesis, e.g.
(Fardon 1995: 73)
(Damane and Sanders 1974: 25)

List of references
A complete list of references should be given at the end of the text, under the heading References. Arrange the entries alphabetically according to the author’s surname, initials or name, date, title of book, edition (if applicable), place of publication and publisher; or, in the case of a journal article, author’s surname, initials or name, date, title of article, name of journal and volume and number, and inclusive page numbers, e.g.
Fardon, R. 1995. Counterworks. London: Routledge.
Damane, M. and P.B. Sanders. 1974. Lithoko: Sotho Praise Poems. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
Hilton, John. 2009. Names and numbers. Paper presented at the 15th Names Congress of the Names Society of Southern Africa, 9 July 2009, in Durban, South Africa.
Oflazer, K. 1999. Morphological analysis. In Syntactic Wordclass Tagging, ed. Hans van Halteren, 175-205. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Neethling, S.J. 1994. Xhosa nicknames. South African Journal of African Languages 14(2): 88-92.
Peck, A. 2008. A discourse analysis of narratives of identities and integration at the University of the Western Cape. MA dissertation, University of the Western Cape.
Roger. 2008. Review of “Sultanas”, by Brett Fish. (accessed 20 February 2008).

4. Tables and illustrations
The captions to maps, illustrations etc. should be given immediately below the illustrations, while titles of tables are given as headings above the tables.

5. Submission of manuscripts
Refer to the journal's website at NISC: