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  • Notice to Contributors

The editors of the Journal of Women’s History invite submissions of articlelength manuscripts (not exceeding 10,000 words including endnotes, 35 pages in length) accompanied by an abstract that summarizes the argument and significance of the work (not exceeding 150 words). We are interested in articles based on original empirical research as well as reflections on conceptual, theoretical, and methodological issues in women’s history. Given the Journal’s broad readership and increasingly transnational direction, we encourage reflection on the wider implications of each study. We also welcome letters to the editor in response to recent articles.

All new manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Women’s History must be submitted online at: Peer reviewers and journal staff will also use the system for all communications regarding manuscripts. This new process allows the Journal’s editors to streamline the submission and review processes, speed up acceptance and revision times, and automatically track information regarding authors, reviewers, and Journal content. Authors who are resubmitting manuscripts that were originally submitted to the University of Illinois editorial team should first contact the new staff by email at:

Recognizing that access to the internet is not universal, the editors will accommodate those who cannot use the online submission process. For further instructions, please contact the editorial staff at:

  • Jean Quataert and Leigh Ann Wheeler, editors

  • Elisa Camiscioli, book review editor

  • Journal of Women’s History

  • c/o Department of History

  • Binghamton University, SUNY

  • PO Box 6000

  • Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

  • Phone: 607–777–5060

  • Fax: 607–777–5100

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Each manuscript or letter to the editor must be double spaced throughout, including quoted material and endnotes. Please do not use footnotes. Neither the author’s name nor any identifying information (including department and/or home address or email address) should appear on submitted manuscripts.

While the author’s preferences will be considered, it is the editors’ policy to refer to women by their last names and to use “African American” to designate U.S. citizens of African descent. Avoid using terms such as “mankind” for groups that include women and men. Be sure to reference the specific gender of your agents (i.e., “the historian’s perception of her role”).

Authors should follow the University of Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition. Direct quotations in the manuscript (text and endnotes) require corresponding page numbers in the endnotes. Please refer to the following citation examples.

  • 1Na Young Lee, “The Construction of Military Prostitution in South Korea during the U.S. Military Rule, 1945-1948,” Feminist Studies, 33 (Fall 2007): 453–481. [Article in journal with no issue must have season before date; provide inclusive page numbers.]

  • 2Bonnie G. Smith, “Women’s History: A Retrospective from the United States,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 35, no. 3 (2010): 723–747, quotation on 732. [Article in journal with issue number does not require a season before date; provide inclusive page numbers.]

  • 3Janet Bard, Women of the Reformation, rev. ed. (New York: Basic, 1963). [Most recent edition.]

  • 4Anne Summers, “Liberty, Equality, Morality: The Attempt to Sustain an International Campaign Against the Double Sexual Standard, 1875–1906,” in Globalizing Feminisms, 17891945, ed. Karen Offen (London: Routledge, 2010), 26–35. [Article in collection; provide inclusive page numbers.]

  • 5Marilyn Lake and Henry Reynolds, Drawing the Global Colour Line: White Men’s Countries and the International Challenge of Racial Equality (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008), 121–31. [Book citation.]

  • 6Ann J. Lane, ed., Mary Ritter Beard: A Sourcebook (1977; reprint, Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1988), 1–8. [Reprint Edition.] [End Page 205]

Second and later references need only refer to the author or editor, short title of the work, and page numbers. Please do not use op. cit. Use ibid. to refer to a work already cited in the endnote directly above. [End Page 206]



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