Submission Guidelines

Email your submission to Kerstin von der Krone and Mark Stoneman, and please include a note about your academic qualifications. Of course, we must reserve the right to publish only those contributions that we deem suitable.

Once accepted, texts will be edited by an experienced editor–historian, so people not completely at home in English can still contribute in this language.

Length

Blog posts must be original texts, unless we have explicitly discussed a rare exception and clarified the rights situation. Posts should generally be no longer than 2,000 words, often around 1,000 to 1,500 words, although we can sometimes be flexible about these limits.

Style

Please keep in mind that reading a blog post is different from reading an academic book or journal article. To be sure, you can write the same basic way (or less formally, if you prefer), but note that somewhat shorter paragraphs are easier on the eyes when reading on screen.

Scholarly apparatus can entail weblinks, endnotes, or a combination of the two.

For endnotes, simply use that function in your word processing application and follow the Chicago Manual of Style, keeping in mind that less is more in this kind of venue.

Weblinks should be placed in parentheses after the relevant portion of the text from which you want to link.

Texts should generally follow U.S. spellings.

Images

Images can be included, but you must demonstrate that you have the right to publish them on this weblog. Rights are too complicated an issue to summarize here, but the same kinds of issues that you encounter in print are relevant here too. (Many university libraries make copyright information available on their websites.)

To help us make a determination, please include the images—as separate files—and detailed source information with your submission. If you produced or reproduced the images yourself, please provide details on that too.