Submission Guidelines

Submissions to PARtake undergo double blind, peer review. The specificity and challenges of review will depend in large part on the medium of the submission.

 

Final Submissions for our Articles, Performance Reviews, and Book Reviews sections should be uploaded here.  http://scholar.colorado.edu/partake/

Articles:
 
  • Articles have a maximum length of 6000 words excluding endnotes.

  • All citations must be in the form of endnotes, superscript numbers in body of text and formatted according to The Chicago Manual of Style. All citations must be in the form of endnotes denoted with superscript numbers in the body of the text and formatted according to The Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition. We do not use Author-Date Format.

  • Grammar and spelling rules follow US standards. Examples include: Punctuation marks inside parentheticals and quotations; use of double quotation ("journal") marks instead of single quotation ('journal') marks; spelling of words the  end in "or" and "ize" not "our" and "ise" etc.

  • A 150-200 word abstract is required.

  • Do not include article title, page numbers, headers, or footers in the document. These will be added by the editors.

  • Submit your manuscript, including tables, figures, appendices, etc., as a single file (Word, RTF, or PDF files are accepted).

  • Page size should be 8.5 x 11-inches.

  • Margins should be 1 in (top, bottom) 1.25 in (left, right).

  • Images should be 5.5 inches in width centered on the page with titles 1 space below image, left justified.

  • Use 1.5 spacing for final submissions

  • Use a single column layout with left margin justified. Final proof versions will be full justified.

  • Font:

    1. Main Body—12 pt. Times New Roman.

    2. Endnotes—12 pt. Times New Roman.

  • Manuscripts that have not been fully proofread for spelling, grammar, and format will be returned to author before being sent to peer review or rejected outright.

Digital Media Explorations:

 

We encourage inclusion of artist statements, and short (1000-2000 word) expository essays that give readers a greater understanding of how your media artifacts act as a form of research. PARtake employs the most restrictive Creative Commons use of copyrighted materials; please note that it is the responsibility of the author to secure and indicate any necessary permissions when using copyright protected materials. Any digital media submissions or inquiries should have the phrase “Media Submission” and your last name in the email subject line.

 

Audio Projects should be compressed in mp3, m4a, or aac formats, and can be submitted by email, through a file transfer service, or by download link (if stored on a server).

 

Video Projects can be submitted over a file transfer site, Vimeo download, YouTube link, or other download link (if stored on a server). Whenever possible, we will upload video projects to an account held by PARtake on Vimeo. If there are performers in the piece, documented consent from performers is necessary for publication.


Web-Based Projects should be placed on a secure server for initial review. The nature of such projects will vary greatly, and the specifics of reviewing and publishing such projects will be determined on a case-by-case basis (which may include migrating content to the PARtake server). Such projects need not be constrained by the formats, margins, and styles of our website unless an agreement between PARtake and the author deems it appropriate.

Performance Reviews:
 
  • 750-2000 words in length and follow the Chicago Manual of Style.

  • We encourage photo documentation of the work with proper permissions granted.

  • Reviewers who submit exceptional material may also be given the opportunity to submit longer review essays, to be published as part of our bi-annual issues.

  • Performance reviews should be previously unpublished in any form (blog, website, etc) and be of a performance from within the last six months of submission date.

Book Reviews:

 

  • We will publish reviews of books relevant to performance in general, with specific Interest in Performance-as-Research, Performing Arts, Performance Philosophy, Performance and Technology, and Performance Studies, broadly construed. 

  • Book reviews should be 400-500 words and follow the Chicago Manual of Style.

  • The review heading should include: the author, book title in italics, publisher, publication date, page count (including front matter), and purchase price for all available formats, followed by the reviewer’s name and affiliation.

 

Example:
 

Robin Nelson. Practice as Research in the Arts: Principles, Protocols, Pedagogies, Resistances. New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. pp. XIV + 229. $105 Cloth, $32 Paper, $22.99 e-book.


Publishers should contact partakejournal@gmail.com with the subject line “Books for Review” or send materials to William W. Lewis, Managing Co-Editor, PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research, Department of Theatre and Dance, University of Colorado, 261 UCB, Boulder, CO 80302.

Note on the review process:

 

As indicated above, double-blind peer review will be employed as a standard process. Reviewing works in audio, video and web- based formats, however, often makes the anonymity of submitting authors impossible. In cases such as these, peer review will still be employed in a way that maintains the utmost objectivity and professional scrutiny.

 

Our editorial and peer review process aims to have material published within one-hundred and fifty days from the call's submission date. 

 

Authors and artists retain full copyright ownership of their work (see copyright statement below).

 

Copyright statement:
 

PARtake supports the Creative Commons project of alternative copyright, which allows authors to keep copyright while inviting certain uses of their work. Authors and artists maintain ownership of their work and allow PARtake to publish it in various digital formats. We ask that authors do not publish in any other web-based formats within one year of publishing in our journal. We also require authors to acknowledge PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research in the event of any future publication of the same work. Unless stated otherwise on an individual work, everything on PARtake is licensed by the designation below.