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Submission Preparation Checklist

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 Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • 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


General information

Manuscripts should be submitted to the Editorial Office. Authors are requested to submit manuscripts, only in electronic form, by e-mail, using any of more popular word-processing packages. Large files should be compressed. Manuscripts should be e-mailed to:

Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the journal’s accepted practice, form, and content; they should be checked carefully to exclude the need for corrections in proof. The author should mark where figures and tables are to be inserted. Authors vouches that the work has not been published elsewhere and that the manuscript has not been submitted to another journal. 

Catalan Historical Review does not charge publication fees. However, processing fees may be requested if the manuscript needs substantial language-editing and copyediting. The amount requested will not depend on the length of the manuscripts but on the time devoted to their editing. In special cases, processing fees can be waived. In no case will the acceptance of manuscripts depend on the authors possibility to pay processing fees. 


Format of manuscript

All contributions should not exceed 30 printed pages, including tables, maps and figures. Manuscripts should be typed, 1 ½ spaced (including references, tables, etc.) on standard A4 paper. 

The first page of the manuscript should contain only the following: 

1.    Title of the paper containing keywords pertaining to the subject matter. No abbreviations should be used in the title.

2.    Names (including forenames) of the author and name of the institute.

3.    An abstract not exceeding 200 words, summarizing the manuscript's argument and major contribution.  

4.    Full name and postal address of the author to whom all correspondence  is to be sent. Phone, fax, and e-   mail details as well as e-mail code should e included to speed up communication.

5.    A list of abbreviations or acronyms used in the paper, if they are not explained in the text.

6.    Keywords (maximally 5), which will be used for compiling the subject index same way as notes to the text (see Notes and bibliography).


Notes and bibliography

Use footnotes. (Articles published in the Catalan Historical Review appear with endnotes). Place a footnote number on the title, author's name, epigraph, or any section heading.

The references and the notes on footer must follow the following models:

(a)    Books: Eugene GenoveseRoll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made. Vintage Books, New York 1976.

(b) Articles: Kenneth Ledford. “German Lawyers and the State in the Weimar Republic”. Law and History Review, 13 (1995), pp. 317-49.

If the pagination of a periodical is continuous throughout the year, it is not necessary to give the number or the season, only the volume and year. 

Citation of articles that have appeared in electronical journals is allowed if access to them is unlimited and their URL or DOI is supplied.

(c)  Chapter in an edited book (citation of pages same as articles): Thomas Klug. “Employers' Strategies in the Detroit Labor Market, 1900-1929”. In: On the Line: Essays in the History of Auto Wor. Ed. Nelson Lichtenstein and Stephen Meyer. University of Illinois Press, Urbana 1989, pp. 41-72.


Tables, maps and figures, including photographs

Tables, maps and figures must be numbered in the text consecutively with Arabic numerals and submitted separately from the text at the end of the paper. Tables may be edited to permit more compact typesetting. The publisher reserves the right to reduce or enlarge figures and tables.

Diagrams and photographs should also be submitted on separate pages at the end of the article (new page for each figure). Figures should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numbers in the order of their appearance. Photographs should be fine quality, large glossy prints suitable for reproduction. Figures should not be larger than the manuscript paper. Numbers and symbols inscribed must be large enough to be legible after reduction in size.

The publisher reserves the right to accept color illustrations.  



Proofs will be submitted to the author for the correction of printer's errors. It is essential that author return the corrected proofs as quickly as possible with minimum alterations. Proofreading is the responsibility of the author. Only typesetting errors should be corrected at this stage. The corrected page proofs must be returned by the date requested. 


Biographical details

Each author should provide a short biography (maximum 300 words), and this should include details of affiliation, and research activities and how the research group became interested in the subject being reviewed. 

For further information, please contact the Editorial Office. 

Catalan Historical Review welcomes article submissions and does not charge a publication fee.  

Authors are recommended to have the manuscript thoroughly checked and corrected before submission. The Editors will warmly appreciate co-operation of authors in preparing papers in a manner that will facilitate the work of editing and publication.



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