Submission Guidelines

Style Guidelines

Papers must follow Chicago Style guidelines, as described in The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition. The following list is not exhaustive; it merely serves to highlight important issues or departures from Chicago Style.


To submit an essay for consideration in Glossolalia, please email your paper in Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx) to the editor in chief, Alexander D’Alisera, at The document title should only include the paper’s title and not the author’s name. Papers are due by 11:59 PM on the date noted in the call for papers

Length, Font, and Margins

Papers should be 15-30 pp. double-spaced, including footnotes. The bibliography may exceed the 30 page limit. Please use 12pt Garamond font for the body of your paper. Footnotes should be in 10pt Garamond font. Use one-inch (1”) margins on all four sides.

Author Identification 

Do not include your name in the body of the submitted document. The editor in chief will note your authorship, but will not include your name in any communication with your reviewer(s). Please do not include your name in the title of the document file. 

Block quotations 

Block quotations should be single-spaced and the left margin should be set in one-half inch. The text of block quotes should be the same size and typeface as the rest of the body text.


Words in languages other than English should be italicized unless they form an extended quotation (i.e. a block quotation). Regarding languages written in non-Latin script, this rule should be used only when transliterating text into Roman characters. Do not place quotation marks around non-English terms unless quoting another work.

Open Access and Copyright

Glossolalia is an open-access publication. This allows any student, scholar, or teacher to use the material in the journal in scholarship and teaching as they see fit. In return, one must cite the contents of Glossolalia when making use of its material. This citation should abide by the format used for academic journal articles.

The grant of open-access permissions does not remove professional obligations concerning proper use, citation, and plagiarism.