Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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 being considered by another journal. If the work is being considered as a book chapter, the author must provide an explanation in the “Comments to Editor” describing the book publication’s timeline and any efforts to secure necessary copyright approvals.
- The author’s name appears only on the title page of the manuscript. Names and institutional affiliations, including country, of all contributing authors are required.
- The submission file is in Microsoft Word or RTF file format.
- The manuscript is no more than 10,000 words including footnotes.
- The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font and one inch margins; 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.
- Citations adhere to the footnotes and bibliography style of The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition (University of Chicago, 2017).
- All URL addresses in the text (e.g., http://www.historyofeducation.org/) are activated and ready to click.
- The author acknowledges that the manuscript will be processed to add tracking information after removal of all identifying information prior to review.
Confirm that you have included a competing interests (COI) declaration within your submission that relates to all authors that have contributed to your submission. This declaration is subject to editorial review and may be published within your final article. COIs are situations that could be perceived to exert an undue influence on the content or publication of an author’s work. They may include, but are not limited to, financial, professional, contractual, or personal relationships or situations. If the manuscript has multiple authors, the author submitting must include competing interest declarations relevant to all contributing authors.
Example wording for a declaration is as follows: “Competing interests: Author A is employed at organization B. Author C is on the Board of company E and is a member of organisation F. Author G has received grants from company H.” If no competing interests exist, the declaration should state “Competing interests: The author(s) declare none.”