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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • To be considered for publication in The New Scholar, you have to be a student at Leiden University enrolled in a program of the Humanities Faculty, or you are recently graduated (max. 1 year ago).
  • Your work should be about a topic in the Humanities
  • Your work is blinded. Please ensure that your name or any identifying information does not appear anywhere in the submitted works. Avoid using your last name in page number headers, author bios, or any other part of the document. Keep in mind to also check the properties of your document. You can find this under Protect Document > Remove personal information for this file on save.
  • Your work is done in one of the following languages: English or Dutch. The abstract and keywords are in English.
  • Your submission can be a maximum of 8000 words.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • If you would want to publish your work after it has been published by The New Scholar, you are expected to name The New Scholar as the original publisher of the work.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • You have seen the Author Guidelines and your work meets all the requirements.
  • You consent to The New Scholar checking your work for plagiarism via Turnitin.
  • We welcome multiple submissions from each person, but please note that we will only publish one work per person. If you have multiple submissions accepted for publication, we will choose one based on our editorial discretion.

Author Guidelines

  1. Your work is written in one of the following languages: English or Dutch. The abstract and keywords are in English.
  2. Your work is no longer than 8000 words
  3. You can add your manuscript to your submission as a File in Step 2.
  4. Your abstract is in English and contains 100 to 150 words. This is included in your manuscript (before your introduction) and in your submission to the platform.
  5. You need to provide five to ten keywords. Make sure to use “enter” after each keyword when adding them to your submission to the platform.
  6. Add a section with acknowledgements after your conclusion section.
  7. Your bibliography/references are adjusted to The Chicago Manual of Style, seventeenth  edition (2017);
    1. For citations: Even when citing a source for the first time, only use shortened bibliographical information throughout the footnotes in your paper. So instead of David Hume, An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals (London: A. Millar, 1751), 15, you can simply write Hume, Principles of Morals, 15.
    2. Attach the full bibliography in alphabetical order at the end of your work. Here alone, you should include full bibliographical information.
    3. Quotes are placed between double quotation marks. Quotes within quotes have single quotation marks. Commas are placed inside closing quotation marks. If a quotation exceeds four lines, format it as indented quotation in Times New Roman, size 10.
    4. Please, do not use ibid. for repeated citations of the same source.
  8. The article’s general text should be formatted in Times New Roman (single spaces), size 12. Section titles are formatted in Times New Roman, size 14, bold. Subsection titles are formatted in Times New Roman, size 12, bold.
  9. Please write numbers from zero to nine as words, 10 and above as numbers.
  10. All book titles are italicized, as are words in foreign languages (unless commonly used).
  11. Use em dashes (—) to set off parenthetical information or add emphasis within a sentence. Employ en dashes (–) to indicate ranges or connections between items, such as dates, times, or numerical expressions. Use hyphens (-) primarily to join compound words, prefixes, and suffixes, or to separate syllables in a single word.
  12. Tables, charts, and images should be numbered consecutively, and placed and referred to in the main text (so not in an appendix).
  13. Remember to add your professor's feedback before submitting your work. You can add a separate file in step 2 for this within the platform and call it: “Evaluation”. 

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Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement The New Scholar 

At The New Scholar, we take protecting the privacy of our authors and reviewers very seriously. This Privacy Statement outlines how we collect, use, and safeguard personal information when you hold an account on our student platform. We encourage you to carefully read this statement to understand our practices and make informed decisions about your privacy. Note that readers do not need an account. If you have any questions, comments, or requests regarding our privacy practices, please contact us at: 


  1. Personal information we collect  

When you have an account at The New Scholar, we collect the following information: 

  • First name  
  • Email address  
  • Country 

To enhance the publication process, we also collect and safeguard: 

  • Surname 
  • Affiliation 
  • Study program 
  • Academic interests 
  • User-generated content (such as submissions, review forms, feedback and correspondence) 

To enrich your profile at The New Scholar, it is possible but not obligatory to share other personal information, such as: 

  • Phone number 
  • Languages 
  • A profile picture 
  • Your ORCID iD 
  • A hyperlink to your personal website, LinkedIn or ResearchGate profile 


  2. Use of personal information 

We use your information for the following purposes: 

  • To create and manage your account, enabling access to the publication process 
  • To communicate with you regarding your contribution as an author or reviewer 
  • To publish your own or reviewed work our open access journal, in line with our Copyright License Agreement


 3. Data sharing and disclosure 

We prioritize the protection of your personal information. We do not share your details with third parties for any other purpose.  


 4. Data retention 

We retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in the Privacy Statement of this journal.  


5. Security measures 

We take appropriate technical and organizational security measures to ensure that your data is securely stored. We do this in accordance with the applicable legal requirements and guidelines.  


6. Your rights 

You have several privacy rights. You can exercise the following rights: 

  • Access: to know what personal data we process;
  • Erasure: deletion of your data;
  • Rectification: correction of inaccurate data;
  • Supplement: addition of incomplete data;
  • Restriction of processing: to limit processing to only essential personal data; and
  • Objection: to object to the processing of your data by us.


7. Contact us 

Do you have any questions about this privacy statement or the use of your personal data? Then please contact If you disagree with how we process your data, you can file a privacy complaint with our Privacy Office: 

Last Updated: 31-5-2023