Manuscripts should conform to the conventions of format and style exemplified in a typical issue of Silliman Whenever possible, citations should appear in the body of the paper, holding footnotes to a minimum. Documentation of sources should be discipline-‐‑based.
Tables, illustrations, pictures, and figures will be accepted only when absolutely Tables must not exceed five in number. Colored pictures and illustrations may be included at the printing expense of the author(s).
All submitted manuscripts must be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 200 words, and keywords of not more than 10
All submitted manuscripts must use gender-‐‑fair,and
All submitted manuscripts should not exceed 10,000 words in length, excluding references, tables.
All full-‐‑length articles submitted to the SILLIMAN JOURNAL are carefully refereed by qualified specialists in particular fields of study before they can be accepted for This is to ensure the quality—that the work is original, valid, and significant—of each contribution. (See Appendix A: Peer Review Guidelines)
The SILLIMAN JOURNAL accepts only primary publication for all submitted full-‐length The characteristics of primary, or original, publication are that
- articles represent research not previously published;
- articles are reviewed by peers before being accepted or rejected by the SILLIMAN JOURNAL; and
- articles are archival, or retrievable for future
The standard of primary publication is supported by the peer-‐‑reviewed system and protected by policies that prohibit multiple submission and duplicate publication.
However, while SJ has first rights over an article, it can give permission to republish/reprint an article in another publication (e.g. the author’s book, etc.) on condition that SJ will be properly/publicly acknowledged as the original source. The advancement of technology also means that authors/sponsoring groups may request permission for PDF copies of their published articles to be uploaded into their websites. The EIC can give this permission.
The SILLIMAN JOURNAL accepts only primary publication for all submitted articles for the “Notes” The article must not be previously published.
The rejection of articles for publication may be due to inability to follow the above instructions, or failure to pass the evaluation standards of the peer The EIC may endeavor to locate another, preferably independent, reviewer. See Peer Review Procedures.