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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
    Referencing and Citation Styles: Chicago 16th A

Author Guidelines

Notes for Authors

  1. Research papers, concept papers, review articles, comments, rejoinders and book reviews-in English only. 
  1. Papers will only be accepted for consideration on the understanding that they are original contributions to the existing knowledge in the fields of History, International Relations, Current Affairs, Women Studies, Sociology, Journalism, Political Science, Philosophy, /anthropology, etc. 
  1. Each paper should be typed and should carry a margin of an inch and a half on the left-hand side of the typed page. 
  1. The first page of the research article should contain the title of the paper, the name(s), abstract and any acknowledgements. 
  1. Tables for the main text and each of its appendices should be numbered serially and separately. The title of each table should be given in a footnote immediately below the line at the bottom of the table. 
  1. Endnotes should be numbered consecutively. 
  1. All references used in the text should be listed in alphabetical order of the author's surnames at the end of the text. References in the text should include the name(s) of author(s) with the year of publication in parentheses. Attempt should be made to conform to the style of the Journal. Further information on questions of style may be obtained from the Editor. 
  1. We only publish research “articles’ after peer reviews from referees, while concept papers and review articles are non-refereed. The editors reserve the right of publishing any article as concept paper on account of its lengthy, lack of empiricism, argument and referees, reports. 
  1. The research article must be between 5000 to 8000 words, review articles should be between 3000 to 5000 words, while expected length for book reviews is between 1000 to 3000 words. 
  1. Each author will receive one copy ofThe Historian.

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