Spring Journal Submission Guidelines
TYPES OF SUBMISSIONS
Spring Journal Articles
Each issue of Spring Journal is organized around a theme. Past themes have included, for example, MUSES, ORPHEUS, and BODY AND SOUL.
Spring Journal welcomes submissions of essays or commentaries relating to all aspects of analytical and archetypal psychology and its relation to aspects of world culture. Contributions may be theoretical, critical, historical, or personal. All articles must be related to the theme of the issue.
Spring Journal Book and Film Reviews
Spring welcomes the submission of film reviews. Spring usually commissions book reviews.
Spring Journal Fiction and Poetry
Spring Journal rarely publishes fiction or poetry and then only if it is interwoven with the text of the journal article.
REVIEW OF SUBMISSIONS
Submissions will be reviewed by the Spring Journal editors and then sent to members of Spring Journal's Editorial Advisory Committee for their comment and critique after which a final determination will be made as to which submissions will be published in the Journal.
DEADLINES FOR SUBMISSIONS
See the Upcoming Themes page for information on upcoming issues and their submission deadlines.
PREPARATION OF COPY
Please use the following guidelines when writing and submitting your article:
1. Articles should range between 3500 and 7000 words in length.
2. Follow the Chicago Manual of Style in all matters, including citation of sources. Do NOT use parenthetical citations in the text of the article. All citations must appear in endnote format, with superscript numbers in the text to indicate the endnotes. Do NOT use footnotes. Use your word processing program's endnote feature to create the endnotes rather than creating them manually. Use the word "NOTES" as the heading for your endnotes section.
The following format should be used for all references in the endnotes:
Example for books: Thomas B. Kirsch, The Jungians: A Comparative and Historical Perspective (London: Routledge, 2000), 20-21.
Example for journals: Anais Spitzer, "In the Mirror of Myth: Oedipus, Eros, and Narcissus," Narcissism-Spring 67 (2000): 40-50.
3. Please submit your article in Microsoft Word format. If you use a different word processing program, check to see if it allows you to do a "Save As" to the Word 97-2003 format. (WordPerfect offers this option.) If your word processing program does not offer this option, then please "Save As" (and submit) your document as an RTF (Rich Text Format) file, since this is a universally readable format. Do NOT submit your article as a PDF file.
If you are using Microsoft Word 2007, please note that documents saved in this latest version of Microsoft Word cannot be read in earlier versions, so do NOT submit them in this format. Word 2007 offers you the option of saving your file in the Word 97-2003 format. That is the format to use, since it is the most widely compatible. You will find this option under "Save As."
4. Please also include a short biographical note of 15-35 words.
Please submit your journal article electronically in a Microsoft Word File to nancycater (at) springjournalandbooks (dot) com.