Journal of World History: Contributor Information


The Journal of World History publishes research into historical questions requiring the investigation of evidence on a global, comparative, cross-cultural, or transnational scale. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically via the new web portal (; emailed and mailed article submissions are no longer accepted. Please create an account at this web portal, log in, and follow instructions.

Manuscripts should conform to the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010). All text, including quotations and footnotes, should be 12 point Times New Roman font, double-spaced with generous margins, and of no more than 12,000 words (including notes). All citations and references should appear in consecutively numbered footnotes, not endnotes. Articles must be anonymous as all articles considered by the editors to have potential for publication will be subject to blind peer review by at least two scholars in the field. Please remove any name, title, or other identifying text from your article which might reveal your identity as an author. Acknowledgements should not appear in the manuscript but can be added to the text later if the article is accepted for publication. A brief (150-word) abstract should be submitted with the original manuscript. 

Submission of a manuscript to the Journal of World History indicates that the manuscript is unpublished and is not being considered concurrently for publication elsewhere, even in a language other than English. (Requests for exceptions for an article that has already appeared in a language other than English can be made to the Journal editor.) Work that will soon be published in substantially the same form as part of a book or made available on the Internet should not normally be submitted. Articles that have been distributed on the Internet via a non-peer-reviewed platform may be considered for publication at the discretion of the editor. 


The Journal of World History does not accept unsolicited book reviews. Solicited book reviews must be submitted via the new web portal (; emailed reviews are no longer accepted.

Publishers wishing to have books that are published in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, or Turkish considered for review should send a notice to the appropriate Book Reviews Associate Editor as listed by language specialization.