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Style guidelines for Authors


Articles for consideration by the Editorial Board should be submitted online through the Open Journal Systems management system. This system manages all submissions and reviews, and authors can log in to track their submissions. Authors will receive feedback through the management system.
Visual illustrations and links to video clips are encouraged in keeping with the ethos and practice of contemporary ethnography. Links to moving images can be made by including website links to YouTube or other online sources, if relevant.
The text is 1.5 line spacing; uses an 11-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. All figures and artwork must be scaled to fit and be submitted in electronic format.
Manuscripts should have a separate title page that contains the title and the names, affiliations and email addresses of all authors.


Please provide an abstract and keywords


Languages other than English


A title and abstract in English must be provided for each manuscript.


If you wish to provide an English translation for your paper please indicate this in the comments section along with the name and contact details of a potential translator. In order to reach the widest audience, we recommend that papers should be published in both their language of origin and English.


Every effort will be made to ensure that manuscripts are presented accurately in their language of origin. To assist us in this you will be asked to nominate a proof reader during the publication process.


Referencing style


All references must adhere to the guidelines published in the Publication Guidelines of the latest version of the Chicago Notes and Bibliography style http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html


All appropriate references should have doi numbers or URLs included. You can search the name of articles here http://www.crossref.org/


CrossCheck helps editors actively engage in efforts to prevent scholarly and professional plagiarism. Should the editors wish to screen for unoriginal material, CrossCheck and/or other applications to prevent plagiarism may be used during the peer review or publishing process.


Ethical guidelines for authors


All authors submitting to The Ethnographic Edge need to adhere to the following ethical guidelines:



  • All authors must ensure that their article is their own original work. You will be asked to confirm this when submitting.

  • All authors are equally held accountable for the content of a submitted manuscript or other text.

  • The corresponding author must ensure all named co-authors consent to publication and to being named as a co-author. All persons who have made significant contribution to the work reported should be named as co-authors.

  • Authors must not submit a manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously.

  • Authors should not submit previously published work, nor work which is based in substance on previously published work, either in part or whole.

  • Authors must appropriately cite all relevant publications. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, should not be used or reported in the author's work unless fully cited, and with the permission of that third party.

  • Authors must demonstrate that appropriate ethical principles have been followed in their research. These may include, but are not limited to, informed consent, privacy, respect and cultural sensitivity. Where ethical considerations are not discussed in the submission a separate statement regarding ethics should be attached as an endnote.

  • Authors must avoid making defamatory statements in submitted articles, which could be construed as impugning any person's reputation.

  • Authors must declare any potential conflict of interest – be it professional or financial – which could arise with respect to the article.

  • Authors must disclose all sources of funding for the research reported in the paper.


The views/opinions expressed in the journal articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily state or represent the International Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines (CEAD) Association Incorporated or WMIER.

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF or WordPerfect document file format.
  • An abstract (in English) and keywords have been provided.
  • The title of the paper and the names, affiliations and email addresses of all authors have been provided on a separate page.
  • Where the text is not in English the name of a potential translator has been included (if appropriate).
  • The text is 1.5 spaced; uses Times New Roman 11-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • All references have been checked and adhere to the guidelines published in the Publication Guidelines of the latest version of the Chicago Notes and Bibliography style http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

    Where available, all doi numbers or URLs for the references have been provided. Refer http://www.crossref.org/
  • Unless the Journal Administrator has been notified prior to publication, authors agree that each authors’ contact email address will be included on the front page of the article. You can contact the Journal Administrator by leaving a message to the Editor below or emailing wmier@waikato.ac.nz
  • Authors must declare any potential conflict of interest—be it professional or financial—which could arise with respect to the article. Please use comments below to advise of any conflict.