We are now accepting submissions for our Fall 2017 issue. Please submit all work by 11:59pm on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Acceptance emails will be sent out approximately 1-2 months after the September deadline.
The following are requirements in order for a paper to be considered eligible for publication:
- The topics of the paper may cover any topic related to history, including but not limited to the history of culture, literature, religion, languages, politics, economics, social issues (gender, sexuality, age, race, education, human rights, crime), technology, military, media, music, art, or any other interdisciplinary topic that is historically relevant.
- The primary author(s) must be an undergraduate, or must have graduated within the past six months.
- The author(s) may only submit one essay per issue.
- The author(s) must be willing to commit to an editorial review process (~2-3 weeks) in which our editors will prepare the essay for publication.
- The paper must not have been published in a previous student, professional, or academic publication. The work will be put into Vanderbilt’s archives, and thus the author(s) must also sign a distribution agreement form (provided upon acceptance).
- Book reviews must review a historical book that has been published in the last three years.
The paper must:
- Adhere to rules outlined in the most recent publication of the Chicago Manual of Style.
- Have an abstract of 50-100 words (which can be provided after acceptance).
- Be in English and in Word (.doc/.docx) form.
- Be submitted in Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, 1 inch margins all around.
- Be submitted on or before the deadline.
Ideal articles are between 3000 and 8000 words; papers longer than this may be shortened appropriately during the review process. Please refrain from sending theses that are significantly longer than 8000 words.
Each submission passes through a blind peer-review process in order to assess the paper based on merit, originality, and historical relevance. Once a paper has been accepted, the author(s) will be emailed and the editorial process will take place. This process is conducted in order to ensure that the papers are free of all grammatical, spelling, and other typographical errors, and that the work has all the characteristics of scholarly writing.
Please send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.