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Author Guidelines

Contributors are not required to register.

Two copies of the final manuscript (one anonymous) should be submitted directly to:

Editor-in-Chief, Camilla Sutherland: 

  1. Articles may be submitted in English, Portuguese, and Spanish. 
  2. 6,000-10,000 words in length - including title, abstract, keywords, footnotes, works cited.
  3. Formatting should follow Chicago Manual of Style 16th edition or above, Author-Date.
  4. Articles must be presented double-spaced, 12-point font, in Times New Roman. 
  5. Include an abstract of approx. 100 words and approx. 6 keywords.
  6. Footnotes should be kept to a minimum.
  7. Pages must be numbered. 
  8. Quotations from primary and secondary sources should be in the original language (English, Spanish, or Portuguese) without translation. 
  9. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain the relevant rights for any images reproduced in the article.  Please include brief descriptive captions for each image including details of the source. 
  10. One copy must include the full name and affiliation of the author.
  11. An anonymous copy of the article must be provided for peer review. Here you must take every care to not include your name or any reference that may identify you as the article's author.


  1. Reviews should be approximately 1,000 words and can be written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.
  2. Please include the following information in the title line: Author's name, ­­Title of work. Place of Publication: Name of Press, Year. Total number of pages. ISBN

Peer Review Process

All submitted manuscripts are read by the Editor-in-Chief. Only those papers that are deemed most likely to meet our editorial criteria are sent for formal review. Those papers judged by the Editor-in-Chief to be of insufficient general interest or otherwise inappropriate are rejected promptly without external review. 

Manuscripts judged to be of potential interest to our readership are sent for formal double-blind peer review to one or two external reviewers. Reviewers will anonymously fill in a peer review form, make suggestions and comments on the submitted manuscript, and suggest ‘acceptance’ (with minor or major revisions) or ‘rejection’. The editors make a subsequent decision based on the reviewers' assessment.

Mistral will make every effort to reach a decision on a manuscript within three months of the submission date. Authors of accepted articles will receive a “Reader’s Report” detailing any revisions that are required. Revised articles should be submitted within one month of acceptance.

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