Perceptions of Pregnancy Conference Publications

The conference organisers are delighted to offer delegates a choice of two publications arising out of the Perceptions of Pregnancy gathering in July 2014. Information on both options is provided below, but please do not hesitate to contact us ( if you have any other questions.


Option One: Edited Collection

 We invite expressions of interest by 2 September 2014. It is not necessary at this stage to send the revised chapter, but rather a title and 250-word abstract will suffice.

Further details on the requirements for contributing to the edited collection are given below.

Option Two: Special Edition of Women’s History Magazine

The editors have offered us a number of options for our special edition, with articles varying in length depending on the number of contributors. Our choice will be guided by the number of contributors interested in publishing with the magazine. In order to make that decision, we invite expressions of interest by 2 September 2014. It is not necessary at this stage to send the revised article, but rather a title and 250-word abstract will suffice.

Download a PDF of the information here.

Edited Collection: Further Guidelines


 Essays are to be approximately 7,000 words in length, including footnotes. Submission date for chapters is 20 January 2014. Essays are to be emailed to in MS Word format.


 All copy should be typed in 12 pt Times New Roman font, with 1.5 line spacing and page numbering in the top right hand corner.

Essay Title:

Please include a chapter title (or working title). The editors reserve the right to change essay titles (in consultation with the author) in order to prevent duplication and/or repetition between chapters.


Short quotations should be indicated by single quotation marks but use double quotation marks for quotations within quotations. Long quotations or extracts should be indented from the left-hand margin without quotation marks. Insert a line space above and below the quotation. Words or punctuation not present in the original should be enclosed in square brackets. Italicisation not present in the original should also be indicated at the end of the quotation: [my italics] or [emphasis supplied].

Final punctuation should be within quotation marks if a complete sentence is quoted. Final punctuation will be outside quotation marks if the quotation forms only part of a sentence in your running text.


Dates should be given as 18 August 1941, not August 18, 1941 or 18th August 1941.

Decades should be given as the nineties or the 1990s without an apostrophe.

Spelling and Punctuation Marks:

British spelling should be used throughout. Use -ise in preference to -ize.

Take out full points in U.S.A. and other such abbreviations: type USA, UK, MA, etc. Do not use full points for abbreviations which include the first and last letter in the singular (Mr, Dr, Mrs but Prof., univ.).


One to ten are expressed in words, but 11 upward appear in figures, unless used in general terms for instance, about a hundred people.


It is the responsibility of the author, not the editors, to secure copyright permission for reproduction of photographs or extensive quotations from copyright material (where the author has not been dead for 70 years). Please note, we cannot support the cost of copyright clearance.

Where copyright material is included, the author will need to provide a copy of written permission at that time of final submission of the chapter. It is advisable to start the copyright clearance process as early as possible, as it can often be a lengthy process..

Style Guide for Footnotes and Bibliography (taken from the Palgrave Guide for Authors):

All references should be supplied as footnotes.

For repeated entries do not use ibid.
 and op.cit. but instead use author name and an abbreviated title. Repeated entries must be in full at first mention in each chapter’s references.

When citing articles in journals you should list:

  • the author’s initials and name
  • the date, ideally in parentheses
  • the title of the article in quotes
  • the name or accepted abbreviation of the journal in 
  • the volume number
  • the issue number if the volume is not paginated 
  • the page number(s). For example: 
A. S. Blinder and R. M. Solow (1999) ‘Analytical Foundations of Fiscal Policy’, Journal of Finance, XXV, 47–54. 
Please note that the abbreviations ‘p.’ and ‘pp.’ may be omitted for articles in journals.

When citing books you should list:

  • the author’s initials and name
  • the date, ideally in parentheses
  • the title of the book in italic
  • the volume number or edition where relevant
  • the place of publication and/or name of the 
publisher, ideally in parentheses
  • in notes but not bibliographies, the page number(s), 
if appropriate. For example: 
H. B. Garland (1999) A Concise Survey of German Literature, 2nd edn (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan), p. 84. 
Freund, B. (1999) ‘The Making of Contemporary Africa’ in B. Smith (ed.) A History of Africa (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan).


Most works these days include references to websites but they tend to do so in a wide variety of ways. Our preference is to try to use as simple a method as possible, avoiding the inclusion of lengthy addresses for individual web pages especially when these are likely to have changed by the time anyone looks for them. Accordingly our general advice is to try to apply the same principles to web references as to references to books or journals.

  • If using Harvard references it is best to think of a concise ‘author’ to use in the text reference and spell out the full ‘author’ in the bibliography.
  • For example if referring to the home page of the site of the Secretariat-General of the European Commission
at en.htm you might abbreviate this to ‘Europa’ using a, b, c, etc. to distinguish references to different pages hosted on the Europa site. If the document you are referring
  • to has a date this should be used in the reference in the text. If not, as in this case, you should use the date accessed instead. So if you accessed it on 14 February 2012 this reference might be (Europa, 2012a) and the corresponding entry in the bibliography:
  • Europa (2012a) Secretariat-General of the European Commission, (home page), date accessed 14 February 2012.
  • Or if you want to reference the individual page:
  • Europa (2012a) Secretariat-General of the European Commission, general/index_en.htm, date accessed 14 February 2012.
  • If you wanted to refer to the online version of this author guide this could be referenced as (Palgrave, 2012, p.15) and the corresponding entry in the Bibliography would be:
  • Palgrave (2012) Publishing with Palgrave Macmillan,
  • If you need more specific guidance in relation to your own work please talk to your commissioning editor or their assistant.

Other media

  • If citing from other media, we suggest you help your reader by identifying the medium, e.g. ‘blog’, ‘podcast’, ‘interview’, ‘questionnaire’, in the reference details, and include any information you think will be useful to the reader.













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