Guideline for Submissions
to the New Collection
SHORT ARTICLES: Max. 1000 words
LONG ARTICLES: Max 4000 words
The New Collection publishes articles from all disciplines with the
aim to represent the diverse spectrum of research undertaken by members
of the MCR.
Both review and research articles are accepted for submission, and
the articles should be accessible to the broad audience of the
New College MCR.
All members of the MCR and those who have just graduated are
encouraged to submit.
Please use whatever reference style is appropriate for your discipline.
Authors will have the choice of whether or not they would like
their submissions considered working papers whereby readers are
asked not to cite the work without the author’s permission.
This is to help ensure that publication in the New Collection
does not preclude publication elsewhere.
The New Collection uses a peer-review process. Typically, these
reviews are "blind" which means the reviewers are usually
unaware of the identity of the authors. In the first stage of
the review process, the author is notified of the receipt of his
or her submission. Once you receive notice, the work is submitted
to two or more reviewers. Based on their comments, the editors
determine whether the submission is appropriate for the journal
and whether the work is of the quality necessary for publication.
The aim of the editorial board is to reflect the diversity of
work in the MCR, which may necessitate an article to be refused
on grounds of there being too many submissions from similar disciplines.
Where articles have been accepted, if further work is required
prior to publication, the editors will provide the author with
recommendations for revision. Work now enters the copyediting
phase. Authors then receive a galley proof of their submission
before it goes to print, and they are given an opportunity to
make any last minute corrections.
If you have any questions, please contact:
The New Collection MCR Journal
Oxford, OX1 3BN