AAHGS Journal Submission Guidelines
PUBLICATION POLICY: Manuscripts are considered for publication if they are not under publication review elsewhere. Parts of previously published materials, such as maps or illustrations included in a manuscript cannot be used without written permission of the author and/or copyright holder. Written verification granting permission to use copyrighted material must accompany the manuscript when it is submitted.
AAHGS does not assume responsibility for errors of fact or misrepresentations made by our contributors. All authors should strive to produce manuscripts that ascribe to the five general rules and concepts of the genealogical proof standard. Submissions will be read and evaluated for publication by at least two members of the Journal Editorial Board. If necessary, articles may be returned to authors to make changes recommended by reviewers. All submissions will be subjected to copyediting and proofreading. Final decision for publication rests with Journal Editor.
GENERAL GUIDELINES: Manuscripts submitted for consideration should conform to one of the following stylebooks:
- The Chicago Manual of Style: For Authors, Editors, and Copyrighters (17th Edition, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017,) especially chapters on bibliographic and endnote formats.
- Evidence! Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian by Elizabeth Shown Mills (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999,) especially chapters on genealogy source citation formats.
- AAHGS Journal Style Guidelines. The style guidelines include punctuation, capitalization, terminology, and other preferences specifically adopted by the AAHGS Journal.
AUTHOR COVER PAGE:
Each author must submit a cover page that includes
- mailing address
- daytime and evening telephone numbers,
- e-mail address
- brief biography, of no more than 100 words, including historical and genealogical affiliations, and
- Do not put author(s’) name(s) on the pages of the manuscript itself. Author(s) name(s) should only be on cover page.
ABSTRACT and KEYWORDS
After the cover page, all submissions must include an abstract of 100 – 150 words (maximum) briefly describing what the article is about, what it studied, what data or resources were used, what was discovered.
On same page as abstract include five to ten keywords.
- Manuscripts must be submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word document.
- Submissions must be double-spaced, use a standard 12-point font like Courier, margins should be 1-inch left, right, top, and bottom, and pages numbered. Manuscripts should not exceed 5000 words (excluding endnotes). Please, contact Editor before submitting longer papers. Authors’ names should only be on cover page and not on manuscript pages.
- Closely follow the style in one of the references cited above; for example, do not use abbreviations, percentage signs, or ampersands unless they are found in original text being quoted.
- All manuscript sources of information must be cited with endnotes, using the Chicago Manual of Style, or Evidence! Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian, as noted above.
TABLES: Articles of a statistical nature (e.g., census enumeration transcriptions, abstracts of tax lists) should be accompanied by a statement of the historical, social, or economic causes or implications and/or analysis of the data presented. Tables must be typed on separate pages, entitled. and numbered with Roman numerals. The table should be cited in the text of the manuscript.
PICTURES and GRAPHICS: Digital photos should be submitted separately in high resolution TIFF or JPG format. Please contact the Editor if assistance is needed with high resolution scanning. Camera-ready copy of pictures or graphics must be submitted as separate documents not embedded within the manuscript. The manuscript must include suggested locations for each picture or graphic. Do NOT embed photos or graphics in the Word document.
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2022
Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org