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Author Guidelines

To submit to The Corvette, please send your paper via email attachment to with the subject line "Submission [year]." Please note: submissions that do not fulfill the bellow requirements will not be reviewed for publication.


The Corvette welcomes submissions from all current UVic undergraduate students. We are open to all papers relating to the discipline of history, whether written for the Faculty of History or any other UVic faculty.  Papers written for other universities will not be accepted.


Essays must be at least eight (8) pages not including appendices or bibliographies, double-spaced, using Times New Roman 12 point font, and have proper footnotes and bibliography according to the UVic History Department Style Guide.


The Corvette will evaluate submissions based on writing style and strength of argument.  We encourage undergraduate students to submit papers with an emphasis on primary research, though this is not a requirement.



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.

  1. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  2. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  3. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font (Times New Roman); employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  5. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors contributing to the The Corvette agree to release their articles under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported license. This licence allows anyone to share their work (copy, distribute, transmit) and to adapt it for non-commercial purposes provided that appropriate attribution is given, and that in the event of reuse or distribution, the terms of this license are made clear.

Authors retain copyright of their work and grant the journal right of first publication.

Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.


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