Screening Noir uses The Chicago Manual of Style
(CMS) (14th edition). Manuscript submissions should
follow the author-date documentation system as described in
chapter 16 of CMS.
In-text citations should be used to reference works following
the author-date format, enclosing the last name of the author
and the date of the publication being referenced: (Collins
1998). If you are referring to a specific page or using a
direct quote, please include the page number set after the
date with a comma: (Collins 1998, 42). Please note that there
is no punctuation between the last name and the date. For
other inquiries about these citations, please refer to CMS,
as mentioned above.
All manuscripts must have a works cited page, also formatted
following the author-date system. The basic form is as follows:
Collins, John. 1998. Collected Works. San Francisco:
For two authors:
Collins, John and Richard Wilbur. The Poems of Today.
Thousand Oaks: Sage Press.
For other bibliographic citations, follow the above format
and refer to CMS.
Endnotes should be used to comment or provide additional information
on a subject. Endnotes should be used sparingly. Please keep
in mind that long, extensive endnotes might be edited, and
that vitally important information should be included in the
body of the paper.
To maintain consistency throughout the journal, Screening
Noir’s editorial policies (many of which are mentioned
in The Chicago Manual of Style, chapter 7) are:
not hyphenate African American
not capitalize the words black and white
not capitalize diaspora
Authors may capitalize other subjects, such as b(B)laxploitation,
at their own discretion, as long as there is consistency throughout
the individual's manuscript.
you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.
Center for Black Studies
4603 South Hall
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3140
(805) 893-7243 (fax)
the Screening Noir Style Guide as a pdf