Board Games Studies is a yearly publication devoted to the study of "board
games", in their different aspects. Dice and other accessories, as far as
they are related to board games, are also taken into consideration. There
are three main sections in Board Games Studies: Articles, Research Notes,
Authors are invited to submit their manuscript, with three printout copies,
in one of three languages, namely English, French or German, together with
illustrations. Manuscripts intended for the Articles section should not
exceed 8,000 words, with no more than 10 plates and/or figures. Submissions
should be sent to:
Dr. Ulrich Schädler
Musée Suisse du Jeu
CH-1814 La Tour-de-Peilz
Manuscripts submitted for publication will be critically reviewed by at
least two editors or expert referees.
Presention of Manuscripts
Authors are invited to use a standard and simple presentation, with clear
subdivisions and headings. Family and place names should be written in
lowercase letters. Foreign words and titles of books and periodicals should
be italicized. Spelling rules are those usual in each of the three accepted
References must be made according to the Harvard system (out of site link), i.e.
Author's name followed by the date of publication, if necessary
differentiated by small letters when the same author has published more than
one paper in one year. Pages are given after a semicolon. All works cited
must be listed at the end of the article, ordered alphabetically by first
author's name, followed by the year. For example:
- for a book:
Bell, Robert C. 1979. Board and table-games from many civilizations.
Revised ed. New York.
- for an article in a journal or a chapter in a book:
Austin, Roland G. 1940. Greek Board-Games. In: Antiquity, 14:
Cooper, John M. 1949. The Araucanians. In: Handbook of South-American
Indians, Vol. 5. Washington, D.C.: 503-524.
Authors are invited to write a summary (or abstract) of their paper. This
should be no longer than 150 words. Translations of the summary in the two
other accepted languages will be prepared by the journal (e.g. if the
article is in English, French or German summaries will be supplied), but if
the author is able to provide at least one of them this will be much
Manuscripts must be submitted on personal computer disks after the
manuscript has been accepted and after all revisions have been incorporated
onto the disk. Please clearly label the disk with the type of computer used
(PC or Macintosh), and the type and version number of wordprocessor
(preferably MS-Word, as it is easier to convert). If your wordprocessor
allows it, save your file(s) under "RTF" format. Printout copies must be
supplied. Spreadsheet, database and artwork softwares are not accepted for
the main text.
Illustrations must be of professional quality. They can be line-drawn
figures as well as black-and-white photographs in the form of glossy prints.
Photocopies or laser-printer printouts of photographs or half-tone figures
are not acceptable. Illustrations should be clearly labelled with the
author's name and the figure/plate number. A copy of the legend must be
It is possible to supply electronic illustrations prepared with computer
softwares (like Photoshop or Illustrator). Only EPS and TIF files are
accepted. Photographic (half-tone) illustrations must be at a 300 dpi
resolution. Electronic files can be sent through electronic mail (please
contact the Editor) or supplied on appropriate disks (high-resolution
illustrations need high-capacity cartridges or removable hard-disks).
For any inquiry, please contact:
M. Thierry Depaulis, Cymbalum,
24 rue Francoeur, F - 75018 Paris
Fax: +33 1 4606 8306