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Submission Preparation Checklist

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.

  • Written manuscripts should range between 3500 – 5000 words in length. Indicated word lengths are inclusive of endnotes.
  • Cubic Journal only accepts manuscripts and abstracts following the British English spelling.
  • All submissions are to be made in ‘.docx’ formats, using 12 point, Time New Roman font, single spacing.
  • Each submission has to be accompanied by 5 keywords and a 150-word abstract.
  • Authors should include their names, institutions and email addresses on the 2 types of cover title pages.

Author Guidelines

Cubic Journal accepts pictorial, video and written manuscript submissions as contributions to each issue. Authors should follow the specific submission requirements for each format.

Pictorials

Pictorials contributions are essays in which the visual components remain the primary medium of discussion and argument. Each pictorial submission should be highly visual in nature and consist out of, amongst others; annotated images, graphics, illustrations, diagrams, design sketches, collages or field notes.

Video Material

Video contributions are essays in which the Cinematic components remain the primary medium of discussion and argument. Cubic places a limit to the length and file size of each submission at 7 minutes or 1 gigabyte in file size. Video submission should be highly visual in nature and are meant to reflect original and unpublished work, produced exclusively for the contributing issue. All video submissions should consist of at least 60% new work if previously published, as per international standards.

Written Manuscripts

Written manuscripts should range between 3500 – 5000 words in length. Indicated word lengths are inclusive of endnotes. Each submission has to follow British English spelling and be accompanied by 5 keywords and a 150-word abstract.

Style Guidelines

All written components have to follow the guidelines as stated in the full submission guidelines. Authors are to pay attention to [a] Titles and Headings, [b] Endnotes, references and bibliography, [c] Author-Date citations style, [d] Chicago Manual Style Citation Guide [16th edition - http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org] and [e] figure, illustration and video submission guidelines.

Submission, Permissions and Copyright.

  • All submissions are to be made to editors@cubicjournal.org. Email will be the communications of choice for all forms of correspondence.
  • Author[s] submitting manuscripts confirms originality and adheres to CUBIC JOURNAL’S anti-plagiarism policy.
  • By submitting work, each author confirm that the work is not under review by other journals or publishers.
  • Authors carry the responsibility of obtaining copyrights and reproduction permissions. For citations exceeding 400 words, or, several citations which amounts to more than 800 words, the author[s] are deemed to have obtained copyright permission. In the case of illustrations, the source and permission should be acknowledged in the captions.
  • Cubic Journal is an independent and non-profit peer review journal operating under the Hong Kong registered Cubic Journal Society, adhering to research and ethics standards of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. All conflicts of interest have to be declared in advance to the editorial board at the time of submission.
  • Cubic Journal declares to disseminates all work via its online open access platform for scholarly pursuit. Although authors retain copyright they grant Cubic Journal the authority to distribute the material according to its discretion and in whatever forms they see fit.
  • Cubic Journal, the Cubic Journal Editorial and Cubic Journal Advisory Boards are not liable for any faulty information as supplied by the authors and writers.
  • Cubic Journal, the Cubic Journal Editorial and Advisory Board’s decisions are final and non-negotiable.

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