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Medieval tomb in St Mary's Church, SwanseaWe are always on the lookout for new and original articles, and if you are interested in writing for Morgannwg, we would love to hear from you. Please contact the joint editors, Jeff Childs (email jeff.childs1@btinternet.com) or Tony Hopkins (email tony.hopkins55@btinternet.com) to discuss the proposal. The guidelines below should be followed throughout the article.

Guidelines for Contributors

  • All articles submitted should be typed or computer-printed, double-spaced, on one side of A4 paper, with a wide left-hand margin. Pages should be numbered consecutively. Two copies of the article are requested by the editors.

  • Notes and references should be numbered sequentially and typed separately from the text at the end of the article. They should be kept to a minimum and contain specific references rather than amplification of the text to which they refer.

  • It is recommended that articles do not exceed 8,000 words, although somewhat longer contributions may be accepted at editorial discretion.

  • Once an article has been accepted for publication, and is in its final form, it must be sent to the editors electronically or on disk. The disk should incorporate all editorial and author’s amendments and be accompanied by a printout.Contributors should retain a back-up copy of both disk and printout. All text files should be provided in Microsoft Word format and images should be provided in either JPEG, PDF or TIF files at 300dpi.

  • Contributors should consult the previous issue of Morgannwg for conventions employed. Particular attention is drawn to the following:

    • Short quotations within running text should be in single quotation marks (double for quotes within quotes). Longer quotations should be indented without quotation marks with a line space before and after.

    • Words which are to appear in italics should be underlined if the manuscript is submitted in typescript.

    • Dates should be expressed thus: 1 May 1750; Saturday 13 March 1999; the 1860s; the twelfth century (but a twelfth-century manuscript); 1884-5; 1912-13. But in headings the unabbreviated form of years (e.g. 1720-1786) is more appropriate.

    • Numbers up to ninety-nine should be written in words, unless they are statistical, part of a list of numbers, or percentages. Numbers at the beginning of sentences should always be written in words.

  • Notes accompanying the text should come at the end of the article and not as footnotes to the page.

  • The use of capital letters should be kept to a minimum in the text.

  • Bibliographical references in footnotes should be given in the following formats:

    • Books: Glanmor Williams, Wales and the Reformation (Cardiff, 1997), 86.

    • Article in edited volume: Deirdre Beddoe, ‘Images of Welsh Women’, in T. Curtis (ed.), Wales: the Imagined Nation (Bridgend, 1986), 227-38.

    • Article in a journal: Kenneth O. Morgan, ‘The New Liberalism and the challenge of Labour: the Welsh experience, 1885-1929’, Welsh History Review, VI, No. 3 (1973).

    • Unpublished thesis: Joanna Martin, ‘The landed Estate in Glamorgan, circa 1660-1760’ (unpublished University of Cambridge PhD thesis, 1978).

    • Manuscripts: Glamorgan Archives [hereafter GA], Ewenny Collection DE 529; National Library of Wales [hereafter NLW], Penrice and Margam MS 5732.

  • A list of standard abbreviations of institutions and publications can be included at the end of the article and those abbreviations used consistently throughout the endnotes. Please note also that ibid. and op. cit. must be in italics.

  • It may be necessary to charge contributors for late amendments made by them at proof stage.

  • Copyright of articles published in Morgannwg is held jointly by the individual contributor and Glamorgan History Society.


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