Guidelines for Authors

Last revision: September 30, 2009

The Long Island History Journal (LIHJ) is an electronic publication for original studies in any aspect of Long Island History. The Journal is especially interested in articles treating Long Island (Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties) in a national and/or global context.

The Long Island History Journal is a peer-reviewed academic publication and all submitted papers will be reviewed prior to being accepted for publication and revisions may be requested.


Submission: Please submit your manuscript in Times New Roman, size 12, aligned left (not justified), in Microsoft Word (preferably in the newer .docx format) as an e-mail attachment to cbackfish@notes.cc.sunysb.edu with “submission” in the subject line.

 

Everything (text, endnotes, bibliography) should be double-spaced with 1-inch (2.5 cm) margins on all sides. The first page (cover page) of the manuscript should contain the title of your paper, followed by your name, affiliation, postal and e-mail address, Telephone numbers, an Abstract of maximal 150 words, and up to seven Keywords. (The information on this page can be single-spaced.)

Please keep in mind that when writing for the computer screen, shorter paragraphs fare better than longer ones.

Sentences should only have one space between them, as modern variable width fonts and computerized typesetting have removed the need for an extra space.

The LIHJ follows the Chicago Manual of Style (15th edition) and authors should consult the example of already published LIHJ articles.

Review copies of books should be sent to :

Long Island History Journal
Department of History
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SUNY at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, N.Y. 11794-4348


Copyrights: Authors are responsible for securing photographic and other reproductions and acquiring permission to publish them on the web.

 

Images, Tables, Figures etc: Images should be provided separately from the manuscript, as independent digital
files (JPEGs or TIFs).  The author of the article is responsible for providing a minimum of 5 images of good quality resolution and should obtain the rights to publish these images. They should have a caption above or below. The caption should also provide source, copyright and other relevant information either directly or via an endnote.


Length: Articles 3000 words and up; Reviews 600 to 1000 words.

 


Citations: The author should utilize their endnote/footnote function of their Word software and should
not type the notes at the end of the document as a continuation of the regular text. Manuscripts may be either in the Notes-Bibliography style (endnotes with bibliographical information).

 

Internet sources should include an access date in parentheses. For example,

http://www.stonybrook.edu/globality/Articles/no1.html (accessed 15 July 2006).

LIHJ indicates endnotes by consecutive numbers (Times New Roman, regular style, size 12, inside square brackets ). For example,

Looking beyond the Atlantic in the mid-1950s, Barraclough saw a “Pacific age” in the making and “the transition from a ‘modern’ to a ‘post-modern’ history.” [13]


Quotations: All quotations, including emphasized words, should use double quotation marks. Single quotation marks are only for a quote within a quote.

 

Punctuation in quotations: Please note that the period closing the last example above is inside the double quotation mark whereas the endnote reference is outside. All punctuation signs (commas, semicolons, or periods) should be inside your citations, and all reference numerals outside.

Inquiries not answered by these guidelines may be sent to the Editor or the Editorial Assistant.

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