Author Guidelines

We welcome articles and research notes from emerging scholars in all historical disciplines.

Authors have the option of submitting articles in one of two formats:

1. Research Articles

  • based on original primary source research and grounded in the relevant literature
  • approx. 5,000-6,500 words

2. Critical Commentaries

  • reflective essays and “think pieces”
  • not necessarily based on primary source analysis, but must demonstrate an element of originality
  • approx. 1,000-2,500 words

Both types of submissions are peer-reviewed.

Blind Submissions

To ensure that your submission is reviewed anonymously, please remove all references to your name, university affiliation, or any other identifying markers from your writing. Be careful to ensure that any identifying metadata or document property has also been removed from the file you submit. Google instructions for the specific software you're using if you're unsure how to do this.

Preparation of Manuscripts

Please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • include a title and abstract
  • use footnotes (not endnotes)
  • format citations, quotations, and numbers according to the guidelines found in The Chicago Manual of Style
  • include source materials' Digital Object Identifier (DOI) when available
  • in references to archival material, entries move from large (repository) to small (individual item)
  • insert page numbers, but do not insert any other headers or footers
  • submit in 12-point font, double-spaced, with margins of 2.54 centimeters
  • figures, illustrations, charts, and tables should be formatted in black & white, and embedded in the text