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DiGeSt accepts two types of submission: Articles and contributions to the "What are you reading?" section.

What Are You Reading?
The “What are you reading?” section invites (early-career) researchers to report on works that are deemed relevant to the field and that are of particular significance to the author’s ongoing research (500 words).
Questions that should be answered are:
- Why did you choose this work?
- What specific elements are so interesting about it?
- What inspired you and your research?
- How did the chosen work orient your research in a new way?
- What impact did it have on your projects and insights?
- What is the relevance of the chosen work for the wider field in which your research can be situated?
All submissions should be sent Dr Ladan Rahbari and Dr Tina Goethals, editor(s)-in-chief, Ghent University, email:
Please mention your current contact details, position and institutional affiliation.

- Article length should be between 6,000-7000 words including footnotes and references.
- Please add an abstract (100-150 words) and keywords (5-7 words).
- Submit two seperate manuscripts, one with the author(s) details, and one anonymous file.
 **Make sure that you remove any information in your anonymous manuscript (including footnotes and acknowledgements) that could identify you, and disguise all references to personally identifiable information such as the research insitution where you work was carries out.
- Mention your current contact details, position and institutional affiliation.
- If you would like to incorporate images, send them in separate JPEG. Please make sure to give the file your name (e.g. authorname_fig1.jpeg). Images should be 300dpi. The physical image size should be A4. The captions to the images should be sent in separate WORD files. In your essay, insert a standardized instruction on the spot where you would like to see the images and captions inserted (e.g. INSERT FIGURE 1 + CAPTION 1 HERE). Please do not embed images or tables in your WORD docYou are responsible for securing permission to reproduce material under copyright. If this is required, please provide us with the complete and correct acknowledgements.

Formatting WORD doc - for both articles and "What are you reading?"
- Use Times New Roman 10 point throughout, also in footnotes.
- Single space your text, including footnotes and references.
- Title in bold, followed by author’s name and affiliation, also in bold.
- Use APA style throughout the paper including headings, see:­essential­tips­for­apa­style­headings.html
- Do not indent new paragraphs but use a hard return and set full out to left.
- Don’t split words at line endings.

Spelling and Style
- Use single-spaces throughout the text, including references and footnotes.
- Use footnotes rather than endnotes.
- Use -­ise.
- Full caps for acronyms, e.g. NATO, USA, TV.
- Always capitalize initials of key words in English language titles of books (titles are italicised), also in the reference list.
- Full points in abbreviations (i.e., e.g., etc., no., et al., …).
- Contractions ending with the same letter as the original word do not take a full stop (Mr, Mrs, Dr, eds, edn, vols).
- For dates: use Monday 28 January 2013, 1990s (not ‘90s or 1990’s), in the twentieth century (no hyphen), twentieth­century literature (hyphen).
- Use lower­case ‘t’ before names of associations, companies and other bodies but for newspapers and periodicals, follow the use of ‘the’ in the title (The Guardian).
- Show ellipses by three evenly spaced dots on the same line, preceded by a character space and followed by a character space or by a closing quotation mark or closing parenthesis. Avoid following ellipses with a full stop or a comma.
- Emphasis should be achieved by the phrasing and grammar. It should not be necessary to use italics or bold to show emphasis.
- Unspaced en rules are used between dates (13­14 April) and wherever the dash can be interpreted as ‘to’, spaced en rules are used for parenthetical dashes.
- Italics should be used for foreign words except when part of a foreign language quotation or when the word has been assimilated into the English language. Italics should also be used for titles of newspapers, journals, plays, books, films, works of art, names of ships, but not for the names of institutions or associations.
- Numbers: in ranges of numbers please omit any digits that are not necessary to understanding: 100­9, 105­6, 111­13, 123­4, … (except in bibliography). Spell out words up to but not including 100. Write 6,000 not 6 000.

DiGeSt uses the APA Style, 6th edition, see and

In­text References
- Use ampersand in references to two authors, followed by a comma, the year of publication, and the page with a space between 'p.' and the number (author 1 & author 2, year, p. 5)
- For sources by 3 to 6 authors, cite all authors the first time. Use an ampersand (&) before the name of the last author. For every next reference use only the first author followed by ‘et al.’.
- Refer to all sources in the main body of the text before full stops and commas, not after, e.g. (Scott, 1986), or (Scott, 1986, p. 1053).

- All quotations of more than 40 words, numbered lists, verse extracts of one or more lines, these should be presented as indented paragraphs separate from the main text, and without quotation marks.
- For all quotations of less than 40 words:
-    use double quotation marks and single for quotes within quotes.
-    introduce quotation marks before full stops (".) and commas (",), not after.
-    be consistent in the use of curly or straight quotation marks.

Reference List
- Use an alphabetical list of ‘References’ (centred) at the end of the essay to incorporate all sources. Use endnotes for additional information only.
- References in alphabetical order on first author.
- Publications of same author are sorted by date (from old to recent).
- Publications of the same author by the same date, are assigned a small letter (a, b). Publications will be sorted alphabetically by the first letter of the title ( First words of title being A or THE are excluded).
- For all other references the editors advise to consult the APA manual.

Full Reference to Full Book
1 author: Ahmed, S. (2011). On being included: Racism and diversity in institutional life. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
2 authors: Schielke, S. & Debevec, L. (2012). Ordinary lives and grand schemes. An anthropology of everyday religion. New York, NY: Berghahn Books.
3 authors: Helfer, M. E., Keme, R. S. & Drugman, R. D. (1997). The battered child. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
4 authors: Capéau, B., Eeman, L., Groenez, S., & M. Lamberts (2011). Wie heeft voorrang: jonge Turken of prille grijsaards? Een experimenteel onderzoek naar discriminatie op basis van persoonskenmerken bij de eerste selectie van sollicitanten. Leuven: HIVA.

Full reference to journal article
Carbin, M., & Edenheim, S. (2013). The intersectional turn in feminist theory: A dream of a common language? European Journal of Women's Studies, 20(3), 233­248.

Full reference to article or chapter in edited book 
Fadil, N. (2010). Breaking the taboo of multiculturalism. The Belgian left and Islam. In A. Vakil & S. Sayyid (Eds.), Thinking Through Islamophobia. Global Perspectives (pp.235­250). New York, NY: Columbia University Press.

Full reference to a newspaper article
Schultz, S. (28 december 2005). Calls made to strengthen state energy policies. The Country Today, pp. 1A­2A.

Full reference to an article in an online journal
Kenneth, I. A. (2000). A Buddhist response to the nature of human rights. Journal of Buddhist Ethics, 8. Retrieved from
Simon, S. L., Field, J., Miller, L. E., DiFrancesco, M., & Beebe, D. W. (2015). Sweet/dessert foods are more appealing to adolescents after sleep restriction. PLoS ONE, 10, 1–8.

Full reference to a website
Cain, K. (2012, June 29). The negative effects of Facebook on communication. Social Media Today RSS. Retrieved from

Full reference to a blog
Baird, L. R. (2009, July 3). Meeting at ALA's DLS discussion group [Web log post]. Retrieved from

Full reference to other nonprint media
Terrell, W. (Producer). (2003). The mind. [Television series]. New York: WDBJ.


Please note that nothing published in DiGeSt can be reproduced without the permission of the editorial board.

Submission Preparation Checklist:
- 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 Microsoft Word.
- All personally identifiable information is removed in your anonymous manuscript.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- Article length is between 6,000-7000 words including footnotes and references.
- The text is single-spaced; uses a 10-point Times New Roman font; employs italics, uses no underlining (except with URL addresses) and colours; and all instructions for images and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate spot.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines above.