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INFORMATION FOR CONTRIBUTORS

The National Palace Museum Bulletin is edited according to the newest edition of the Chicago Manual of Style: the Essential Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers. Manuscripts should normally be in English, and those submitted in languages other than English will be considered, but may be subject to delay.
There are a number of specific requirements with regard to article features and formats that contributors should note carefully:

Layout Specifications
Authors are advised to submit their manuscripts by electronic mail to kuosheng@npm.gov.tw The preferred file format is Microsoft Word. The page size is A4 (21 x 29.7 cm). Text should be fully justified both left and right with single line spacing in 11 point Times New Roman font. As corrections at the galley proof stage will be kept to a strict minimum, authors are suggested to make a meticulous check of their final version prior to submission of manuscripts.
The first page of the manuscript should have the title of the article as well as the author's name, title, affiliation and e-mail address. The text of the article starts on the second page. The bibliographic references follow the text.

Romanization
Romanization of Chinese characters should follow the Chinese pin-yin system. However, conventional English usages, such as Sun Yat-sen for 孫逸仙 and Chiang Kai-shek for 蔣介石, should be applied.

Illustrative Materials
All charts, diagrams, tables and maps should be supplied in digital form. The permissions required for their publication are the responsibility of the author. Authors are required to provide a list of captions separately.
The editors encourage authors to include content-related illustrations. They will appear within the text rather than as separate plates or figures. These materials should be sent as at least 300 dpi TIFF files. All necessary identifying labels or scales must be prepared by the author, and clear lettering is absolutely essential. All copyright clearance is the author's responsibility, and full acknowledgment of sources should be given where appropriate. The Bulletin could provide the author up to USD 200 per article to acquire illustration permissions.

Citations
Bibliographic references should be kept to a practical minimum and should avoid unnecessary digression or redundant displays of erudition. They should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are cited in the text. Each citation should be typed in full and only once. Examples of style for references follow:
Geoffrey N. Swinney, "Gas Lighting in British Museums and Galleries, with Particular Reference to the Edinburgh Museum of Science and Art," Museum Management and Curatorship 18 (June 1999): 113-114, 143.
John S. Major, The Land and People of Mongolia (New York: J.B. Lippincott, 1990), 24.
Grace Wu Bruce, "Sculptures to Use: Classical Chinese Furniture," in First under Heaven: the Art of Asia, ed. Jill Tilden (London: Hali Pub., 1997), 72-83.

Quotation Marks
Enclose in double quotation marks titles of articles, unpublished works and short quotations. Longer quotations running to eight or more typed lines should be typed as separate, indented paragraph. Use single quotation marks to indicate a quotation within a quotation. Commas and periods are placed inside quotation marks; other punctuation is placed outside unless it is part of the material quoted. Interpolations of the author are to be shown in square brackets.

Chinese Characters and Abbreviations
If Chinese characters are provided in the text, they should directly follow their transcription, e.g., Wang Kuan 汪寬 and Wenyuan yinghua 文苑英華, on their first appearance in the text of the manuscript.
Abbreviations may be used for frequently cited works if a list of abbreviations is provided. Chinese titles of Chinese language works may be included with their abbreviations by capitalizing and italicizing, e.g., XBT for Xuanhe bogu tulu 宣和博古 圖錄. Do not refer to titles of Chinese language works quoted by using their translated titles, e.g., use Mingshi 明史, but not Ming History.

Copyright and Terms
Contributors submitting articles for publication warrant that their works do not infringe upon any existing copyright, and will indemnify the Bulletin against any breach of such warranty.
All manuscripts and illustrations published in the Bulletin are copyrighted by the National Palace Museum, and the Museum reserves the right to reproduce such materials in their entirety or in part in any future publication issued by the Museum, be it printed, photographic or electronic.
Once the article has been accepted, authors of single-author publications receive two free copies of the Bulletin in which the article is published and offprints of the article.