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Type of Submissions 


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

  • Articles: Original papers of 4,000-6,500 words. These papers may be on any topic that fits into the scope of the journal. 

  • Provocations: Polemic essays of 3,000-5,000 word 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.

  • Dissertation Abstracts: Extended abstracts of 1,000-2,000 words that report on recently completed doctoral work in the field.

  • Book Reviews: Thought-provoking, intellectually engaged book reviews of 1,000-2000 words are also welcome.

Submissions which exceed word limits will be considered at the Editors' discretion. However, as a general rule, the Editors take the view that good writing is often concise and to the point, and texts within the limits set are friendlier to the limited time of reviewers.


Author Guidelines 


Authors should use the link on this page to submit their article. Authors should follow, and check their work against, the guidelines below before submitting their manuscript.

Article Title: 14 point, sentence case, and no more than 20 words (including sub-title).

Author Details: Do not list your name or institutional affiliation on the manuscript itself.

Abstract: For articles that require it, the abstract should not exceed 400 words.

Format: Preference is for a single-spaced, justified, Microsoft Word or RTF document.

Font: All text in Cambria (11 Point), Times New Roman (12 Point), or Arial (12 Point) font.

Section Heading: 12 point BOLD, sentence case.

Section Sub-Heading 1: 12 point BOLD Italic, sentence case. 

Section Sub-Heading 2: 12 point Italic, sentence case. 

Long Quotes: 10 point font, Normal, Indented 1.5 cm on both sides, no quotation marks.

Figures and Tables: Should be centred, labelled numerically (ie. Figure 1) in 10 point font, and where there are only a small number of figures or tables, should be inserted into text at point you want them to appear. If your document uses a large number of tables they should be added in numerical order to an appendix, that should appear immediately after the reference list. Text inside tables should generally be in 9 or 10 point font.

Referencing: Articles submitted must be the original work of the author – where reference is made to the work of others this must be acknowledged. Historical Encounters conforms to the APA Manual of Style (7th Edition). If you are referring to published sources, the following models should be followed:

  • [ BOOK ]: Macintyre, S., & Clark, A. (2003). The history wars. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.

  • [ EDITED BOOK ]: Seixas, P. (Ed.). (2004). Theorizing historical consciousness. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

  • [ BOOK CHAPTER ]: VanSledright, B. A. (1996). Closing the gap between school and disciplinary history? Historian as high school history teacher. In J. Brophy (Ed.), Advances in Research on Teaching (Vol. 6, pp. 257-289). Greenwich, Conn.: JAI Press.

  • [ JOURNAL ARTICLE ]: Parkes, R. J. (2007). Reading history curriculum as postcolonial text: Towards a curricular response to the history wars in Australia and beyond. Curriculum Inquiry, 37(4), 383-400.​

  • [ CONFERENCE PAPER ]: Wineburg, S. (2001). Historical thinking and other unnatural acts. Paper presented at the Canadian Historical Consciousness in an International Context: Theoretical Frameworks conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

  • [ TRANSLATED WORK ]: Foucault, M. (1971/1977). Nietzsche, genealogy, history (D. F. Bouchard & S. Simon, Trans.). In D. F. Bouchard (Ed.), Language, counter-memory, practice: Selected essays and interviews (pp. 139-164). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

  • [ GOVERNMENT DOCUMENT ]: Board of Studies NSW. (1992). History Years 7-10 Syllabus. Sydney, NSW.

  • [ NEWSPAPER ARTICLE ]: Howard, J. (2006, 26th January). Unity vital in battle against terrorism. The Sydney Morning Herald, p. 11.

Please note that if articles require notes, they should be used sparringly, and as endnotes rather than footnotes.

Digital Object Identifiers (DOI): As members of Crossref, and as part of an obligation to provide your article with a DOI, we are required to include DOI for every article in your reference list, if available. Therefore, if a DOI is available for an article in your reference list then it must be included with the reference in the format shown in this example: Parkes, R. J. (2007). Reading history curriculum as postcolonial text: Towards a curricular response to the history wars in Australia and beyond. Curriculum Inquiry, 37(4), 383-400.​

Important Note: The editor reserves the right to edit materials and make layout decisions in the best interests of the journal. The editor will seek approval from contributors before publishing any changes to text. The editor reserves the right to hold an item over until an appropriate edition becomes available.

Submit Your Original Article Here
Authors, please use the link below to submit your manuscript:
Before submitting a manuscript, please familiarise yourself with the journal's full range of policies, particularly the following:
Submit Your Revised Article Via Email
Important Note:
Please do NOT use the submission link above if your manuscript has already been reviewed and you have been asked to REVISE it. In that case send your revised manuscript directly via email to the Senior Editor, Assoc. Professor Debra Donnelly:
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