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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, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

If you have any queries, please contact the Editors.


6,000 to 8,000 words including references. Shorter or longer pieces may be acceptable; please contact the editors to discuss.


Calibri 11


1.15 for text but double-spaced between paragraphs (i.e. hit return/enter twice)

Justified except for title and author, which should be left aligned

All margins to be 2.54cm

Page Numbers

Insert at the top right of each page in Calibri 11

Article type (when needed)

REVIEW ESSAY (above title) or INTRODUCTION: Title of Introduction


Capitals for All Main Words


First Name Surname

Up to three authors: First Name Surname, First Name Surname and First Name Surname

More than three authors: First Name Surname et al

Affiliation(s) and Contact Details

Precedes first footnote

First Name Surname, Affiliation, Email Address


Precede first footnote but follow affiliation(s)


Italics, no heading, 150 words maximum


After abstract, please include a maximum of six keywords as follows:

Keywords: keyword, keyword, keyword, keyword, keyword, keyword


Bold, Capitals for All Main Words


Not idented but double-space between (i.e. hit return/enter twice)


Justified as text

Above the table: Table 1. Title of Table

Below the table: Source: Source of table.

In text: Table 1


Justified as text

Above the figure: Figure 1. Title of figure.

Below the figure: Source: Source of figure.

In text: Figure 1

Displayed quotations

Four lines and over: indented left only

Spelling and Punctuation

Either British or American spelling and punctuation are acceptable but please do NOT mix the two

Please note that if using the British system then single quotation marks should be used (‘ and ’) and full stops and commas should go outside of the quotation marks.

If using American spelling and punctuation, please ensure that double quotation marks are used (“ and ”), with full stops and commas within the quotation marks.

Use of punctuation in references is given below.


Please use full stops after any initials used,

e.g. S. Jay Kleinberg NOT S Jay Kleinberg

Numbers and units

In text, spell out numbers one hundred and below, e.g. twenty-two,

except for percentages, e.g. 30 percent (do not use %)


Eighteenth century; 1950s; 19 July 1982

Book reviews

Book Review

Title of Book Capitals for All Main Words


Place: Publisher, Year

Pp xiii + 366, £14.99. ISBN 0 8223 3795 9 (hardback).



© Year, Reviewer’s Name

References and reference style

Use footnotes numbered in Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3).

Please do not use op. cit. However, ibid. can be used to refer to the same work as cited immediately above.

The first reference should be full and complete as below. Additional references to the same work should consist of the author’s surname followed by the title, which can be shortened if it is long. For example, Widows and Orphans First: The Family Economy and Social Policy, 1880-1939 would appear in later references as Kleinberg, Widows and Orphans First.

Please follow the Turabian style as in the following examples:

· For books

Susan Faludi, Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women (New York: Crown Publishers, 1991), 43.

· For four or more authors

Ros Ballaster et al., Women’s Worlds – Ideology, Femininity and the Woman’s Magazine (Basingstoke Macmillan, 1991), 43.

· Chapter in an edited collection

Elizabeth J. Clapp, “The Woman Suffrage Movement, 1848-1920,” in The Practice of U.S. Women’s History: Narratives, Intersections, and Dialogues, eds. S. Jay Kleinberg, Eileen Boris and Vicki L. Ruiz (London: Rutgers University Press, 2007), 242.

· Journal articles

Annelise Orleck, “‘We Are That Mythical Thing Called the Public’: Militant Housewives during the Great Depression,” Feminist Studies 19 (1993): 150.

For articles in online journals, please add a hyperlink to the article and the date accessed.

· Thesis or dissertation

Rachel Ritchie, “The Housewife and the Modern: The Home and Appearance in Women’s Magazines, 1954-1969” (PhD diss., University of Manchester, 2011), 43-44.

· Paper presented at a meeting or a conference

Madisson Brown, “‘A Voice From Across the Atlantic’: the Double-Standard, Prostitution Reform and Feminism in the Transatlantic Women’s Movement 1830-1850” (paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for the History of Women in the Americas, London, U.K., 14 March 2012).

· Website

ESRC Women in the 1950s Seminar Series, “Women in the 1950s”, University of Manchester,, (accessed 15 April 2010).


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