Papers should be double-spaced, in 12 point Times New Roman font and not double justified. Accepted papers are usually about 6,000-8,000 words long. However, we are willing to consider manuscripts as long as 12,000 words (and even more under very special circumstances). All self-identifying marks should be removed from the article itself to facilitate blind review. In addition to the article itself, an abstract should be submitted. Submissions should be made in Word doc format.

Elements of Style

1. Submissions should be in English: both American and UK spellings are acceptable as long as they adhere consistently to one or the other pattern.

2. Citations should be made in author-date format (Author 1974, p. 69). A reference list of all works cited should be placed at the end of the article.

The reference style is as follows:

Author, A. B. 2013. Title. Journal, 1(1): 1-10.
Author, C. D., Author, B., and Author, C. C. 2013. Title. In: Author, J. E., and Author, B. (Eds.) Title. City: Press, pp. 1-10.
Author, E. F. 2008. Title. City: Publisher.

3. All notes should be as end notes. Please be judicious with them — they are a pain to format.

4. No mathematical formulae in main text (but acceptable in notes or as an appendix).

An example of a fully formatted article can be found here to consult.


Submitting an article to Cosmos + Taxis implies that it is not under consideration (and has not been accepted) for publication elsewhere. Cosmos + Taxis will endeavor to make the refereeing process in a timely manner (i.e.. a publication decision will be made available within 3 months). Cosmos + Taxis is an open access publication and subscribes to the terms and conditions of Creative Commons. Cosmos + Taxis only accepts digital submissions.