History and International Studies Review (International Journal)
Call for Papers Date:
History and International Studies Review (HISR)
Call for Papers
(for Vols. 1 & 2; Deadline: 1 August 2010)
History and International Studies Review (HISR) is an international journal devoted to history and international affairs relating to Africa and is published two times a year (September and March) by the Department of History and International Relations, Redeemer’s University, Mowe, Ogun State, Nigeria. The journal, which accepts manuscripts all year round, covers all periods of human history and emphasizes on regional histories, gender issues, international relations, peace and conflict studies, African diaspora, historiography, environmental issues, child and youth issues, social and cultural issues, and development studies. It therefore solicits original research articles that analyzes historical processes, historiographical issues and reflect critically on multi-disciplinary methodological approaches. It also publishes a number of book reviews in each of its editions. Through these media HISR strives to provide a forum for African authors as well as other scholars working on Africa to share findings on areas of its concern, thus aims to appeal to a wide audience.
Notes for Authors
Manuscript should be submitted by e-mail attachment to either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com but only in Microsoft Word or Rich Text format (rtf). The title page and biographical statement(s) should be in separate files, but the other text elements should be combined. The main text file should have the article’s title and abstract on the first page. It is the author’s responsibility to remove first-person references and other clues elsewhere in the manuscript that may reveal the author’s identity. Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in the journal. Thus, HISR does not accept double submissions, submissions of previously published work, or ‘data slicing’ – that is, articles that represent only marginal progress from the authors’ earlier work. Regular articles must be products of original research while a book review essay can be about a single book (which must be very significant to warrant this much attention), about several books, or ‘state-of-the-art’ articles.
Regular articles are generally restricted to a maximum of 8,000 words, including all elements (title page, abstract, notes, biographical statement, etc.), while book reviews are restricted to a maximum of 2,000 words. We are reluctant to burden our referees with very long manuscripts. Each regular article should be preceded by an abstract of not more than 250 words and up to five “Keywords” on the title page of the manuscript. The abstract should summarize the actual content of the article, rather than merely relate what subject the article deals with. All parts of the manuscript should be typewritten double-spaced (Times New Roman, font 12), with margins of at least one inch on all sides. Manuscript must conform to the specifications described in the Kate Turabian Referencing Style (15th Edition) as the overall style of the journal. For this format, references appear as footnotes at the foot of the relevant page, single-spaced and numbered consecutively in smaller font type than main text (Times New Roman, font 10). Full citation (with page number, where necessary) is made at the first instance of any reference, while subsequent citations of same work should use a shorter version (with page number, where necessary). In this case, the need for “References” or “Bibliography” at the end of each manuscript is eliminated. HISR follows the first preference spellings in the Oxford English Dictionary, and dates in manuscripts should follow the format, 16 October 2005, not October 16, 2005 or 16th October 2005. Manuscript pages should be numbered consecutively throughout the paper.
We acknowledge the receipt of manuscripts and all manuscripts undergo a triple blind review process by outside referees. We try as much as possible to complete the evaluation process within three months.
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