MANUSCRIPT POLICY for THE HISTORIAN

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MANUSCRIPT POLICY for THE HISTORIAN


The Historian welcomes manuscripts submitted by historians on all regional, temporal, and thematic fields of history. Submissions should be of interest to a wide readership. Manuscripts that have been published elsewhere, or that are being considered for publication elsewhere, will not be considered.

Manuscripts should normally be between 6,000 and 8,000 words, exclusive of footnotes. The latter should be footnotes, not endnotes, and conform to The Chicago Manual of Style, 14th edition. Submissions are expected to meet the highest standards of academic quality, have an original point, be in dialogue with all the relevant literature, and either be based on new source material, or constitute an exhaustive and critical overview of the historiography of a particular topic. Manuscripts should be written in English, and must provide accurate and precise footnotes indicating the sources of the argumentation. If a submission complies with these standards, usually two specialists in fields relevant to the topic and holding the doctoral degree are selected to review the submission anonymously. The substance of these reports will be relayed to the author by the editor. …

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