Notes for Contributors

Performance and Mindfulness is published bi-annually, in electronic-only format. The journal is fully open access with article processing charges supported by the University of Huddersfield Press. Articles are published under a Creative Commons attribution licence (CC BY), although other more restrictive licences will be considered.

Submission of article

Please read the following notes before submitting material for possible publication and ensure that contributions comply with these.

When submitting your article all authors must have agreed to the submission and the article should not currently be considered for publication by any other journal nor been published previously.

Please download the article template for your submission.


Please download the article template for your submission. Please do not use footnotes or endnotes embedded in the text. End notes, if necessary, should be signalled by superscript numbers in the main text and listed at the end of the text before the references. Illustrations are welcomed; however, Authors are responsible for obtaining permissions from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. 


Use a clear style, avoiding jargon. If technical terms or acronyms must be included, define them when first used. Use non-discriminatory language and plurals rather than he/she.


UK spellings must be used, unless forming part of a quotation.


Use single quotation marks with double quotes inside single quotes. Present dates in the form 1 May 2008. Do not use points in abbreviations, contractions or acronyms (e.g. AD, USA, Dr, PhD).


References in both the text and end notes should follow Harvard style. References are cited thus: (author, date, page) e.g. (Brown, 2008, p. 10).

An alphabetical references section should follow the text (and end notes if any), using the Harvard system.



Stanislavski, Konstantin (2008) An Actors Work. London: Routledge.

Articles in edited books

Johnson, Don Hanlon. (2004). ‘Body Practices and Human Inquiry: Disciplined Experiencing, Fresh Thinking, Vigorous Language’, in Berdayes, Vicente, Esposito, Luigi and Murphy, John W. (Eds.). The Body in Human Inquiry: Interdisciplinary Explorations of Embodiment. New York: The Hampton Press.

Journal articles

Davidson, R. J., Lutz, A. (2008) ‘Buddha’s brain: Neuroplasticity and meditation.’ IEEE Signal Processing Magazine 25a, pp. 172-176.

Middleton, Deborah K. (2001) ‘At play in the cosmos: the theatre and ritual of Nicolas Nunez’, The Drama Review: TDR, 45 (4). pp. 42-63.

Kirby, E.T. (1974) 'The Shamanistic Origins of Popular Entertainments'. The Drama Review: TDR, 18 (1), pp.5–15.


Massumi, B. (2002) Navigating Moments [online] Available at: “" [Accessed 25 November 2015]


Tables should be provided as separate documents and their position indicated by a marginal note in the text. All tables should have short descriptive captions with footnotes and their source(s) typed below the tables.


All line diagrams and photographs are termed 'Figures' and should be referred to as such in the manuscript. They should be numbered consecutively. Line diagrams should be presented in a form suitable for immediate reproduction (i.e. not require redrawing), each in a separate document. They should be reproducible to a final printed text area of 17cm x 10.5cm, and supplied as a high resolution black and white PDF file at 300dpi minimum. All figures should have short descriptive captions typed on a separate sheet.


Screenshots should be sent as a separate image file, such as .tif, .jpg, together with a note of the original URL which should be freely accessible. These must be of sufficiently high resolution to be clear in the final copy.

Copyright and reproduction

Before publication, authors are requested to sign a 'Licence to publish', which grants exclusive right of first publication to the University of Huddersfield Press and for the University to identify itself as the original publisher. 

Performance and Mindfulness applies the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License (CC BY) to all articles. Under the CC BY, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their article, but authors allow anyone unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.