Wadabagei: A Journal of the Caribbean and Its Diasporas

Guidelines for Authors:

Wadabagei is a multidisciplinary journal that publishes work on the Caribbean and the Caribbean diasporas from diverse perspectives throughout the humanities and social sciences. Scholarly articles, book reviews, interviews, and occasional creative works are considered for inclusion.


Articles are usually 7,000 to 9,000 words, but longer or shorter papers will be considered provided they are appropriate to the journal. Because the journal is cross-disciplinary, it is especially important to adopt a style that is user-friendly, in particular: (a) a title/subtitle that signals what the paper is about, (b) a clear paragraph structure, (c) use of subheadings as signposts to the argument and (d) a conclusion section that summarizes the main arguments of the paper and indicates further directions, but avoids introducing new material. Technical terms should be avoided if possible. When employed, they should be clearly defined or illustrated. Articles in languages other than English will occasionally be accepted.

Copyright and Permissions Information:

Authors must ensure that they have the consent of all co-authors and any necessary authority for submission. The manuscript must not be submitted to any other journal while being considered for publication in Wadabagei. Upon acceptance authors will be asked to assign copyright to Lexington Books. The Editor will ensure that all reasonable requests to reproduce articles are granted.

Manuscript Preparation:

This journal follows the Chicago Manual of Style author-date format, thus allowing for each essay and each issue to have the same format and maintain continuity. Manuscripts should be in Microsoft Word format, double-spaced, and 12-point Times New Roman font. Indent new paragraphs, and use subheadings wherever possible. Use author-date system for all citations within text, and footnotes for explanatory notes. Electronic submissions are preferred. Label disks with the name of the computer and word processing package used, author name, the name of the file on the desk, and the journal name, Wadabagei. We require three copies of all article manuscripts and three copies of book review manuscripts. Book reviews should be approximately 1,500 words. Articles should include a cover page containing the full title of the article and the author’s name as it is to appear in print. The author’s name should appear only on the cover page, and not in the headers or footers. Authors should provide complete contact information: address, telephone number(s), fax number(s), and e-mail address. Submissions should be sent by virus-scanned e-mail (attachments in MS Word) to the appropriate editor for your region:

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