Instructions for Contributors

1. Submissions must:

  • a. be the original work of the author
  • b. not be under consideration for publication elsewhere
  • c. not have been published before, even in part, in print or electronically.

2. Submissions should be made online through our website. You will need to create an account if you do not have one. (If you are unsure if you have an account, or have forgotten your password, use the password help function.)

3. This journal accepts articles from interdisciplinary perspectives, as long as the focus and approach to the article remains historical. We do this to allow for diverse subject matter and to not disqualify articles which might fall under cross-listings.

4. Aside from the main text, you will need to provide with your submission:

  • an abstract of not more than 200 words
  • a single title which clarifies the subject matter of your paper, and which is no more than 20 words long.

5. Texts must be completely anonymous to allow double-blind reviewing; reviewers consider PDF versions of texts, hence your PDF submission should NOT include your name or any identifying marks. Your identification information will be asked for at a separate part of the submission. Acknowledgements and the like can be added later to submissions which are accepted for publication.

6. Initial submissions should be presented to a high scholarly standard. You must double space the text, paginate, and use Times New Roman size twelve font, as well as Hindu-Arabic (not Roman) numerals to indicate footnotes, which should be single spaced at the bottom of the page. Additionally, we will not accept submissions under six pages, as this is the minimum to provide sufficient argument and detail.

7. We encourage the use of illustrations, graphs, and tables where they present essential material or aid understanding. Authors are responsible for obtaining necessary permissions for illustrations. At submission stage, simple scanned images of illustrations are acceptable, but high quality images are required for accepted submissions.

8. While much of the content we publish rests on original research and specialist knowledge, contributions should be accessible and stimulating to the non-specialist. It is vital that you provide sufficient historiographical context and make clear the wider significance of your submission in the collection of pre-existing scholarship.

9. Your citations must follow the official Chicago/Turabian formatting, in both footnotes and bibliography.

If the Journal agrees to publish your work, in order to enable the Journal to circulate your work to the fullest extent, you must agree that upon publication, the following work will be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. If you have questions or concerns about this, please contact the site administrator.