The JHB is not soliciting submissions at present.
The Journal of Historical Biography
invites the submission of articles
that address any aspect of historical biography. These may include
biographical portraits of prominent individuals of any nation;
theoretical, methodological or philosophical pieces that reflect on the
larger issues associated with writing biography or autobiography;
standard reviews of works of historical biography or of works that
the writing of historical biography; and longer review essays
more reflective nature. Submissions in English or French will be
accepted. Manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Historical Biography
original material and should not currently be under consideration by
Work should be submitted by e-mail in Word or
RTF format to the e-mail address shown on the Contact
page of this site.
names and institutional affiliations should be included in
submitted manuscripts. For full-length articles, including
articles, a short paragraph about the author (between one hundred and
one hundred and
fifty words) should be submitted in a separate file.
As a general rule, articles should
not exceed ten thousand words, and the number of
notes should not exceed one hundred. Reviews should fall
between eight hundred and two thousand words in length, although
article-length reviews will also
Submissions should be double-spaced, in a Times New Roman 12 point
Paragraphs should be indented, rather than separated with a space.
Authors are asked to use Canadian spelling.
should follow the model of the Chicago Manual of Style. Titles should
only be capitalized when used as part of a name: e.g. President Ulysses
S. Grant, but Ulysses S. Grant, the president of the United States.
Dates should be written according to the following example: 23 March
1847 (rather than March 23, 1847).
write out numbers one to ninety-nine, round numbers (hundreds,
thousands, hundred thousands, millions, etc.), and any
number that begins a sentence. Use commas for numbers over one thousand
(e.g. 3,560 ).
Authors are asked to use double quotation marks, with single quotation
marks for a quotation within a quotation.
and commas should be placed inside closing quotation marks, whether
this punctuation forms part of the quoted material or not. Place
exclamation points and question marks outside of closing quotation
marks, unless these punctuation marks form part of the quoted material.
Endnotes, rather than footnotes, are preferred. Citations
should be formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style,
Acknowledgments (if applicable) should be given in an endnote at the
beginning of the notes section.
Submissions that are potential candidates for
publication will be
subject to double-blind peer review. To maintain the
anonymity of authors and reviewers, names and any identifying marks or
references are removed from articles and reviewer assessments during
Authors whose work is accepted for publication
in the Journal of
Historical Biography will be asked to transfer copyright to the
journal. All work is then published under a Creative
Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivatives license,
which means that the work may
be freely copied and distributed, provided that it is not altered in
any way or used for commercial purposes, and provided that proper
acknowledgement is given to the author and to the journal.
In the interest of achieving the broadest
possible dissemination of its
published material, the Journal of Historical Biography provides
immediate open access to its content and charges no subscription fees.
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copy-edited versions) of their articles in institutional or
subject-based repositories on the condition that the journal is
acknowledged and that a link to the journal website is provided. The
journal will provide PDF copies to authors for this purpose. In cases
where a pre-print has already been archived, it should be replaced,
where possible, with a post-print. Alternatively, a notice may be
attached to the pre-print, providing a link to the journal and stating
that a later version of the work has been published in the Journal of