We ask that authors submit full and complete articles to PGWAM that are between 7,000 to 8,000 words, and are in-line with the house style guidelines (see below). You can find a template at the end of this document.
As our Peer Review process is anonymous, it is important that you edit the settings on Microsoft Word to hide the initials your software will have automatically assigned you.
• Remove author names, affiliations, email addresses, etc. from the paper.
• Remove personal acknowledgments.
• Remove author information from your word processor’s meta-information (read how).

Please Note: if you are submitting a revised paper presentation from a Summer School there is no word limit. Please contact WAM if you have any queries.

Image resolution should be 300dpi 4. For each image, please cut 150 words from your word count.
Images are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
It is the author’s responsibility to obtain the necessary permissions to include copyright material such as illustrations, extended quotations, etc. If you would like to use images, please ensure: there are no copyright issues that are not covered by ‘fair use’; you supply copyright owner’s name and a brief caption.


PGWAM Referencing Style
The Postgraduate Journal of Women, Ageing and Media follows the Harvard APA referencing style. For guidance on the Harvard APA style, please see this document on Harvard Referencing. Some examples:


Name of author/s or editor/s using last name, plus initial/s. (Type Ed. or Eds. – short for editor/s – here if referring to a whole edited book). (Year of publication). Title of Book in italics (Edition number goes here if later than first e.g. 2nd ed.). Place of publication: Publisher.
Gullette, M. M. (2004). Aged by culture. Chicago & London: The University of Chicago Press.
Chapter in edited book
Name of author(s). (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In Name of editor/s (Ed/s.), Title of Book in italics. (Page-numbers of article). Place of publication: Publisher.
Jennings, R., & Gardner, A. (2012). Introduction: Women, ageing and popular music. In R. Jennings & A. Gardner (Eds.), ‘Rock on’: women, ageing and popular music (pp. 1-15). Farnham: Ashgate.
Journal Article
Name of author/s. (Year of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal in italics, Volume number(issue number), Page-numbers of article.
Woodward, K. (2006). Performing age, performing gender. NWSA Journal, 18(1), 162-189.


Electronic Journal Article
Article reference format follows that of a normal journal, newspaper or magazine article. You should then add: Retrieved day, month year, from name of full-text database.
Maierhofer, R., Hartung, H., Bradley, D. B., & Wyatt-Brown, A. M. (2007). Narratives of Life: Aging and Identity – Introduction. Journal of Aging, Humanities & the Arts, 1(3-4), 125-131. Retrieved 2 June 2013, from EBSCOHost.


Name of primary contributor – the director or producer, or both, Initials. (Role of primary contributor). (Year). Title of film in italics [Motion picture]. Country of origin – where the film was primarily made and released: Name of studio.
Madden, J. (Director). (2011). The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel [Motion picture]. UK/USA: Fox Searchlight.



Links to access references online should have URLs ready to click (e.g., www.glos.ac.uk)



PGWAM formatting template