Submissions: Some Things to Consider

Thinking of submitting research to The Midlands Historical Review? Here’s what you need to know:

The Review welcomes submissions of: post-graduate research, including from Masters students; highly-marked, and original, Undergraduate dissertations; and research from early career researchers.

We welcome expressions of interest from authors during any stage of the research process. We are happy to discuss initial ideas or abstracts as well as drafts and plans. Please use the contact page to get in touch with our editorial team.

The journal is targeted at an undergraduate audience so language should be clear and precise.

Articles: Admissible submission length for articles is flexible but should ideally be between 5000 and 8000 words (including footnotes and references, but not including bibliography).

Book Reviews: Admissible submission length for book reviews is flexible but should ideally be around 2500 words (including footnotes and references, but not including bibliography).

You can submit your research at any time. The Review operates a rolling-submission policy which means there are no deadlines.

The Review subjects all submissions to an extensive peer-review process. Authors will receive feedback within three weeks of submission and will be expected to respond to the comments of the editor.

While the Review’s focus is primarily historical we are a truly interdisciplinary journal. We welcome submissions that explore history through innovative methodologies, utilise new evidence, and traverse different disciplines.

For more information about our background, aims and copyright policy please click here.

Style Guide

All submissions should be fully referenced and include a complete bibliography. The Review encourages submissions to comply with the style guidelines of the University of Nottingham, Department of History.

Footnote Referencing Guide

For bibliographic purposes, primary and secondary sources should be listed separately. Primary sources should listed first, followed by secondary sources.

Monographs and Single-Authored Books

Bibliography style

Last name, Initial, Title (Town of publication, year of publication). E.g.

Bunzl, M., Real History: Reflections on Historical Practice (London, 1997).

Footnote style (citing the pages you refer to specifically, with ‘p.’ or ‘pp.’) e.g.

Bunzl, Real History: Reflections on Historical Practice (London, 1997), p. 80.

After an initial citation these may be abbreviated, e.g. as

Bunzl, Real History, p. 3.

Edited Collections of Articles or Chapters

Bibliography style

Last name, Initial (Ed.), Title (Town of publication, year of publication) e.g.

Roberts, G. (Ed.), The History and Narrative Reader (London & New York, 2001).

or

Fox-Genovese, E., & Lasch-Quinn, E., (Eds.), Reconstructing History (New York, 1999).

Footnote style (citing the pages you refer to specifically, with ‘p.’ or ‘pp.’) e.g.

G. Roberts (Ed.), The History and Narrative Reader (London & New York, 2001), pp. 2-12, 45, 56-7.

or

E. Fox-Genovese & E. Lasch-Quinn, (Eds.), Reconstructing History (New York, 1999), pp. iii-v, 1-3, 160-5.

After an initial citation these may be abbreviated, e.g. as

Roberts, History and Narrative, p. 45.

Fox-Genovese & Lasch-Quinn, Reconstructing History, pp. iii-iv.17.

 

For information on how to reference other sources please contact our editors.