Manuscripts can be submitted via email in Word or RTF format to: Alan Lessoff, Editor, Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, ahlesso [at] ilstu [dot] edu. Manuscripts may also be mailed in triplicate to:
Alan Lessoff, Editor
Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
Department of History
Illinois State University, Box 4420
Normal, IL 61790-4420
Proposals for online projects can be submitted via email to John McClymer, Online Editor, jmcclyme [at] assumption [dot] edu . We are especially interested in ideas about fostering online scholarly and pedagogical dialogue. We will publish several sorts of projects:
- Materials that complement articles published in the print journal and allow the reader to explore one or another aspect of the essay in greater depth.
- Materials that explore pedagogical opportunities afforded by articles published in the print journal.
- Original research on any of the topics covered by the journal where the use of images, media, and/or software suggests or requires online publication.
General Guidelines for Manuscripts and Projects
Please include your name, academic affiliation, preferred mailing address, email, and telephone number in a cover letter or on a removable title page of your manuscript. As the journal uses anonymous, double peer review, authors should avoid placing their names on the first page, in a header, or anywhere in the text. Avoid personal references in the text or notes and omit acknowledgements until the article is accepted. Cite your own work as you would cite any author.
The target length for manuscripts is 25–35 pages of double-spaced text—between 6,000 and 10,000 words, not including notes—with one-inch margins and 12-point type. If the manuscript exceeds 35 text pages not including notes, 10,000 words not including notes, or 14,000 words including notes, please inquire before submitting it.
Authors may submit citations in the form of endnotes or footnotes, formatted in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition. Some basic formatting guidelines can be found on the Manuscript Format page. If the manuscript is accepted for publication, authors will need to convert endnotes to footnotes and submit an electronic version in Word or RTF format via email or on disk.
Please include an abstract of 150 to 200 words, either at the start of the manuscript or in a separate file. Upon acceptance of an article, authors should also submit a few sentences about themselves for the contributors page. After acceptance, authors may add acknowledgements, which should take the form of footnote 1, right at the end of the title.
Illustrations, tables, and figures are welcome. Please submit a list of possible captions, credit lines, and placement in the text with images and legends with figures. If submitting electronically, please send illustrations in black and white in a low-resolution format that is easy to download, preferably JPEG or TIFF. Once a manuscript is accepted, authors will need to provide copies of images either as a high-quality photograph or printout or in a high-resolution electronic format—for example, JPEG or TIFF with a resolution of at least 300 dpi, scanned at 4x6 in. or greater. Direct any questions about illustrations and figures to the editor.
Authors should be prepared to secure permission for images from the copyright owner, unless the material is public domain. Long quotations and quotations from poetry or song lyrics may also require permission. Authors will receive a copy of the journal and a PDF of the article. Authors should expect to sign our standard copyright agreement, which assures authors the ability to use portions of their articles in subsequent research and publication, contingent upon a routine request for permission to Cambridge University Press.