Instructions for Authors


Editorial correspondence including manuscripts for submission, should be addressed to:

Barry Gills

Free Article Access

Corresponding authors will receive free online access to their article through our website ( and a complimentary copy of the issue containing their article. Reprints of articles published in this journal can be purchased through Rightslink® when proofs are received. If you have any queries, please contact our reprints department at

Editorial Policies

Manuscripts cannot have been previously published or be currently submitted elsewhere for publication while in review for Globalizations, although manuscripts may have been deposited on a preprint server. Manuscripts that are derived from papers presented at conferences can be submitted unless they have been published as part of the conference proceedings in a peer-reviewed journal. Authors are required to ensure that no material submitted as part of a manuscript infringes existing copyrights, or the rights of a third party.

Manuscripts must be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript, and should not be submitted by anyone on their behalf. The submitting author takes responsibility for the article during submission and peer review. Submission of a manuscript to Globalizations implies that all authors have read and agreed to its content, and that any human-subjects research that is reported in the manuscript has been performed with the approval of an appropriate institutional review board.

Globalizations accepts only online submission. The submission process is compatible with version 6.0 and higher of Internet Explorer, and with most other modern web browsers. It can be used from PC, Mac, or Unix platforms (see File Formats).

Peer-Review Process

The peer-review process is designed to ensure that Globalizations publishes outstanding scholarship. One of the Editors will assign the manuscript to a member of the editorial board, who will review the paper, collect reviews from four outsider reviewers, and make a recommendation to the manuscript’s managing Editor with respect to four possible outcomes: 1) accept without revision, 2) accept after revision without further external review, 3) neither accept nor reject until author(s) make revisions and resubmit, 4) reject. The Editor managing the manuscript will also send the manuscript to a second member of the editorial board for an independent review. The manuscript’s managing Editor will make the decision on outcome and notify the author. The ultimate responsibility for all decisions lies with the Editors, to whom any appeals against rejection should be addressed.


It is a condition of publication that authors assign copyright or license the publication rights in their articles, including abstracts, to Taylor & Francis. This enables us to ensure full copyright protection and to disseminate the article, and of course the Journal, to the widest possible readership in print and electronic formats as appropriate. Authors retain many rights under the Taylor & Francis rights policies, which can be found at Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources.

Style Guide

To ensure that your article/comment is forwarded expeditiously to referees and (if accepted for publication) is published accurately and on time, please observe the following style rules.

  1. When preparing your manuscript, any tables, graphs, diagrams or similar graphic material may appear at the appropriate place in the printed text. However, if you later submit a version on disk (i.e. after the article has been accepted for publication) or by e-mail, such material must be removed from the text and supplied in a separate file (document). The text on disk must clearly show where each such item is to be inserted by the printer.
  2. Do not use embellishments such as changes of font, headers, footers, logos or any other text formatting. Bold type, however, may be used for headings and italics for minor headings or emphasis.
  3. Do not use 'bullet' lists and the like. To indicate a list, place a full stop at the beginning of each itemised line and follow it with a space and then the appropriate text. Thus:
  4. . first item;
    . second item; and
    . third item.

    Please use such lists sparingly.

  5. Do not used numbered paragraphs or the 'styles' provided by word-processing applications, especially 'paragraph styles'.
  6. The Journal uses the Harvard system of enclosed references such as (Smith 1999) for bibliographic citations and your manuscript must follow this system. Sources cited should be listed as references at the end of the article.
  7. Explanatory notes should be kept to a minimum and inserted in notes at the end of the text, before the list of references. Please do not use computer-generated endnotes. Footnotes are not acceptable.
  8. If your contribution is accepted, please supply with the text (i) a brief biography of two or three lines and (ii) an abstract of the article of no more than 150 words.

If your article or comment is accepted, it will be sub-edited and returned to you by e-mail for approval. Please be ready to return it with any corrections or comments within five days. No new material can be accepted at this stage.

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How to Submit Your Paper

Please make sure you have read through these instructions carefully before beginning the submission process. To contact the Journal Staff regarding a submission that is already in progress, simply click the "My Account" link at the top of the page, then the title of your submission, and then on "Email editor." If you need to contact staff prior to submitting a manuscript, please email

New Account Registration

To register a brand new account, click the "Submit" in the sidebar. Then click on "Create Free Account" and enter your first and last name, email address, and preferred password. You should receive immediately a confirmation email at the address you provided (you may need to check your Junk mail); click in the link in the email and proceed with your submission if ready. If you attempt to create an account at an address already in the system, you will be sent your password as a reminder. If you require assistance, contact the Journal Staff at

Review Process

The manuscript submission and peer-review process consists of the following steps:

  1. The Author submits a manuscript.
  2. One of the Editors assigns a member of the editorial board to manage the peer review and assigns a second member of the editorial board to provide an independent review.
  3. The first member of the editorial board assigns the manuscript to at least two reviewers.
  4. The Reviewers review the manuscript.
  5. The first member of the editorial board collects the peer reviews and drafts a recommendation to the Editor. The second member of the editorial board provides the independent review to the Editor.
  6. The Editor reviews the two sets of reviews and drafts a decision that is sent to the Author.

Preparing to Submit

Before submitting a manuscript, please gather the following information:

  • All Author
  • First and Last Names
  • Postal Addresses
  • Work Telephone Numbers (for Corresponding Author only)
  • E-mail addresses
  • Title (you can copy and paste this from your manuscript)
  • Abstract (you can copy and paste this from your manuscript)
  • Manuscript files in Word (Please make sure the "Language" is "English (U.S.)" via Tools->Language->Set Language), WordPerfect, text, PDF, RTF or Latex format.
  • Cover Letter, including job title and institution for EVERY Author listed on the manuscript.
  • Figures/Images should be in TIFF, GIF, JPG, PDF, PowerPoint, CorelDraw, Excel, or Photoshop format.

Submission Process

The online manuscript submission process consists of four steps:

Author Information

A submission form will collect all information about the author and co-authors, if any.

Submission Information

A screen will ask for the Manuscript Title, Abstract, and Manuscript Classification. You will also be prompted for the actual file locations (via an open file dialog), a cover letter, and any acknowledgments you would like to provide. NOTE: You will not be able to save your work in progress and come back later, so we recommend that you try to submit your paper in one session if possible.


A completion screen will provide you with a specific manuscript number for your manuscript. If necessary, use the "Upload related files" link provided to submit supplemental tables, figures, and data sets.


If you uploaded a native version of your submission, the system will send you an email to confirm when it has converted to PDF. Please check over the PDF carefully to ensure the conversion was satisfactory and that the manuscript is ready for review. If no revisions are necessary, you do not need to notify the editor. If revisions are necessary, go to your My Account page, click on the submission title, and then use the "Revise submission" link to provide a revised version. Both you and the editor assigned to your submission will be notified when the revision has been uploaded, so there is no need to confirm with the editor.

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Getting Help

Context-Sensitive Help

If you need additional help, you can click on the help signs (a question mark icon) spread throughout the system. A help dialog will pop up with context-sensitive help.

Contact Journal Staff

You may contact the Journal Staff at any time. To contact the Journal Staff regarding a submission that is already in progress, simply click the "My Account" link at the top of the page, then the title of your submission, and then on "Email editor." If you need to contact staff prior to submitting a manuscript, please email

Log-in Help

If you are prompted to enter your log-in, and you no longer remember it, simply click the "Forget Password" link and follow the prompts to have your log-in emailed to you. If a single account cannot be identified from the information provided, you will need to create an account (if you have not already done so) or contact for assistance.

Manuscript Status

After you submit your manuscript, the submission process is complete. You will be notified via email if the editors need more information or have registered a decision on your manuscript. You can also check on the status of your manuscript or review past decision letters via your My Account page.

Initiating the Process

You start the manuscript submission process by pressing the "Submit Manuscript" link on the home page. If you have a Bepress log-in, you will be prompted to enter it and continue. If you do not have one, follow the prompts to create a free account. After you have logged in, please review the list of required elements provided to make sure your submission will be complete.

File Formats

Word processors:

The following are acceptable for the main manuscript document:

  • Microsoft Word (.doc)

Image formats:

After you have submitted your manuscript, you will have the opportunity to upload "related files." The following image formats are acceptable:

  • Tagged Image File Format (.tif or .tiff)
  • PowerPoint (.ppt)
  • CorelDraw (.cdr)
  • Microsoft Excel (.xls)
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Joint Photographic Experts Group (.jpg or .jpeg)
  • Graphics Interchange Format (.gif)

Data formats:

After you have submitted your manuscript, you will have the opportunity to upload "related files." The following data formats are acceptable:

  • Tab Separated (.tds)
  • Comma Separated (.cvs)
  • Excel (.xls)
  • Microsoft Word (.doc)

Attachment formats:

After you have submitted your manuscript, you will have the opportunity to upload "related files." The following formats are acceptable:

  • Acrobat (.pdf)
  • JPEG (.jpg)
  • LaTex (.tex)
  • MS Word (.doc)
  • GIF (.gif)
  • MS Excel (xls.)
  • MS PowerPoint (.ppt)
  • WordPerfect (.wpd)
  • Rich Text Format (.rtf)
  • Text (.txt)
  • Tiff (.tif)

Table formats:

After you have submitted your manuscript, you will have the opportunity to upload "related files." The following table formats are acceptable:

  • Excel (.xls)

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