Guidelines for practice oriented articles

The purpose of practice oriented articles is to document and reflect upon the practical work being done within dance in different artistic and educational settings as well as with different age groups/populations. Articles need to be relevant in the Nordic context.  Articles may undergo an editorial process in collaboration with the editorial board.
Articles can be written in English or one of the Nordic languages. They can include alternative textual formats (for example, illustrations, poems, dialogue). The maximum length of a submitted article is 3000 words or less including references and possible endnotes.
Please include two abstracts of a maximum length of 200 words: one written in the language used for the article and the other in a Nordic language (for articles in English) or in English (for articles written in native language), and a 100 word biography of the author(s).
Please indicate clearly that your manuscript is practice oriented, and not intended to undergo a peer review process.


  • Type the text in 12 point font
  • Use line-spacing 1.5 throughout (even quotations)
  • Separate paragraphs with double-space
  • Capitalize the title in the top left margin of page one
  • Leave two blank spaces above all headings and one below
  • Type all headings, titles and names in ordinary type, using capitals only where they are necessary. Never use capitals throughout headings, titles or names
  • Mark page numbers at the lower right corner of the paper
  • Do not use bold typing or underlining
  • Use italics in titles of books, newspapers, journals, periodicals, art works etc.
  • Use English (UK) spelling for your own text, but give the original spelling for quotations (American, etc.).  Use -ize and -ization, in preference to -ise and –isation
  • Do not use full stop after Dr, Mr, Mrs, and similar abbreviations ending with the same letter as the full form. Other abbreviations take the full stop (Esc., p.m., etc.), except capitals used in abbreviations of journals (PMLA, NTS) or of organizations (UNESCO)
  • For dates use only the form 15 May 2005
  • Write out in full “do not”, “will not”, etc.
  • Use minimal numerals, that is, use only what is needed, but a minimum of two numbers: 1882-92, 141-42; 13-15; 111-19
  • Write numbers up to ten and including ten as words, numbers above 11 and including 11 as numbers
  • Write centuries in full. Hyphenate only the adjectival use: “seventeenth-century drama”, but “the theatre in the seventeenth century”.

Photos, pictures and illustrations

The articles can include photos, illustrations and/or pictures. All copyright issues must be cleared and all relevant information (name of the photographer, performance, performers, location, date) and captions must be provided by the author. Clearly number the photos/figures and specify in the manuscript where they will be inserted. Send all photos etc. using the free WeTransfer –service ( Name the photos starting with the word photo (or figure/illustration where relevant), followed by a number that refers to the order in which they will appear, and then add the first three words of the title of your manuscript (for example: Photo1DanceInSchools)

References inside the main text, endnotes, and list of references

  • Mark references in parenthesis inside the text using Chicago Manual of Style/author-date system
  • The use of ibid./op.cit. is not recommended
  • Indent direct quotations that are longer than two lines and omit quotation marks
  • Use endnotes instead of footnotes, only when necessary
  • Write a separate list of references following the guidelines pertaining to CMS/author-date system but reverse all authors’ names, instead of just the first author’s name.
For guidance, see, for example, the website below:       

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