Information For Authors

Interested in submitting to this journal? We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process. 

Frequency of Publication

The journal publishes a single regular issue in June each year, and a special issue in the December. To ensure timely availability of scholarship, material will be published and added to the June issue as soon as it has been through the peer-review and copy editing processes, adding cumulatively to the content for the single regular issue each year. The Editors are committed to providing scholarship as open access, and NO FEES are charged for publication or subscription. There are no deadlines for submission of manuscripts, however to ensure sufficient time for review, response, and editing, submissions received on or after 1 November each year, will be considered for publication the following year.

Type of Submissions 

The journal accepts the following types of submissions (all word counts above include references):

  • Articles: Original papers of 4,000-6,000 words. These papers may be on any topic that fits into the scope of the journal; or may be submitted as contributions to an open call themed section of the journal. Forthcoming themes will be advertised as announcements on the journal website.
  • Provocations: The journal invites 2,000-4,000 word polemic essays that challenge dominant discourses or provoke debate.
  • Rejoinders: Essays that respond to articles published in earlier issues of the journal. Scholars whose work has been subject to critique in the journal are especially encouraged to submit a rejoinder. Submissions to this section should not exceed 3,000 words.
  • Book Reviews: 1,000-1,500 word reviews of books on topics related to the scope and aims of the journal.
  • Dissertation Abstracts: 1,000-3,000 word extended dissertation abstracts submitted by recent doctoral graduates, whose study falls into the scope of the journal. This is a non-peer-reviewed section of the journal, subject only to an editorial review. It is used to give attention to emerging work in the field.
Submissions which exceed word limits will be considered at the Editor's discretion.
Distribution of the Published Work

Please note that librarians, authors and readers are permitted to download, copy, store, distribute, print, search, and link to the full texts of articles published in Historical Encounters, as per the terms of the journal's Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Please read the Copyright Notice for further details.

We encourage authors to upload the published version of their article to institutional respositories, personal websites, and social media hosting services, as soon as it is available. This helps ensure that the work is effectively disseminated, and that it is freely accessible to those who may be interested. We recommend constructing professional profiles in services such as:

We also recommend submitting work with an explicit education focus to the Education Resources Information Centre (ERIC) for indexing and full-text availability.