Submissions

Welcome to the Freethinker Nation online manuscript submission section.  Before you consider uploading content, please be sure to check out our Submission Guidelines first. Please note that passwords are case sensitive. Also, please ensure that your work is properly cited and fact checked. Everything not properly cited will be removed.

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Rules for Submissions

  1. You must properly cite your resources.
  2. All paper submissions should be written in proper APA, MLA, Chicago or Harvard Style.
  3. Please make sure that your work is proofread and free of grammatical errors.
  4. All work submitted but be original works that you hold the copyright to.
  5. Papers should be submitted as PDF or Properly formatted Word files
  6. To speed up the publishing process however, we strongly encourage you to incorporate the manuscript text and figures into a single pdf or Microsoft Word file.

Suitably high resolution figures may be inserted within the text at appropriate positions or grouped at the end. Each figure legend should be presented on the same page as its figure. The reference list should include article titles.

Title.Titles must fit on two lines in print (75 characters including spaces for Articles and 90 for Letters) and should avoid technical terms, abbreviations and active verbs.

Authors. Corresponding author(s) should be identified with an asterisk.

Abstract. Provide a general introduction to the topic and a brief non-technical summary of your main results and their implication.

Methods. The Methods section appears in most online original research articles and should contain all elements necessary for interpretation and replication of the results. Methods should be written as concisely as possible and typically do not exceed 3,000 words but may be longer if necessary. Methods-only references do not count against your reference limit. We encourage you to deposit any step-by-step protocols used in your study in Protocol Exchange, an open resource maintained by Nature Research. These protocols are linked to the Methods section upon publication.

References. These may only contain citations and should list only one publication with each number. Include the title of the cited article or dataset.

Acknowledgements (optional). Keep acknowledgements brief and do not include thanks to anonymous referees or editors, or effusive comments. Grant or contribution numbers may be acknowledged.

Author contributions. You must include a statement that specifies the individual contributions of each co-author. For example: “A.P.M. ‘contributed’ Y and Z; B.T.R. ‘contributed’ Y,” etc.

Materials & Correspondence. Indicate the author to whom correspondence and material requests should be addressed so that it can be properly placed with the paper and easy to view.

Tables. Each table should be accompanied by a short title sentence describing what the table shows. Further details can be included as footnotes to the table.

Articles:

If you wish to submit an article instead of a research paper, please be sure to choose the correct category. Articles Must be submitted by EMAIL rather than through the uploader.

Content in articles should be no less than 500 words and should be submitted through Word, with an accompanying feature image. Each image must have proper attribution or be the sole property of the acknowledged authors.

Figures

High-resolution image files are not required at initial submission, but please ensure images are of sufficient resolution for referees to properly assess the data. We prefer the figures to be incorporated with the manuscript text into a single Word doc or PDF at initial submission, but if necessary, supply separate image files with information instructions for placement.

Essay Format

Below are guidelines for the formatting of essays based on recommendations from the MLA (the Modern Language Association).

  • Fonts: Your essay should be word processed in 12-point Times New Roman fonts.
  • Double space: Your entire essay should be double spaced, with no single spacing anywhere and no extra spacing anywhere. There should not be extra spaces between paragraphs.
  • Heading: In the upper left corner of the first page of your essay, you should type your name, the instructor’s name, your class, and the date, as follows:

    Your Name

    Mr. Rambo

    ENG (category)

    24 February 2017

  • Margins: According to the MLA, your essay should have a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, left, and right.
  • Page Numbers: Your last name and the page number should appear in the upper right corner of each page of your essay, including the first page, as in Jones 3. Insert your name and the page number as a “header.” Do not type this information where the text of your essay should be.
  • Title: Your essay should include a title. The title should be centered and should appear under the heading information on the first page and above the first line of your essay. The title should be in the same fonts as the rest of your essay, with no quotation marks, no underlining, no italics, and no bold.
  • Indentation: The first line of each paragraph should be indented. According to the MLA, this indentation should be 1/2 inch or five spaces, but pressing [Tab] once should give you the correct indentation.
  • Align Left: The text of your essay should be lined up evenly at the left margin but not at the right margin. In your word processor, choose “Align Left.” Do not choose “Justify.”

For more information about submission guidelines, please visit our Submission Guidelines page. Otherwise, you are ready to publish!