Writing for The Journal
Manuscript Style and Format
We generally follow The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition. References should be formatted as endnotes, not footnotes. Please submit manuscripts in Word or PDF format to [email protected]. Number pages consecutively, and format quotations of more than 60 words as block quotes. Include a short, descriptive title and an abstract of approximately 100 words describing your article.
Upon receipt, the senior editors will determine if your submission should enter the peer review process. If the paper is peer-reviewed, the reviewer(s) will submit reports to the editors, who will decide on acceptance, revision, or rejection. The process normally takes several months.
If your paper is accepted, you may be asked to provide appropriate artwork or make suggestions for artwork that might be available in the society's collections. You will receive an edited copy of your manuscript to review before publication.
If your paper is accepted, you will be asked to sign a standard form transferring copyright to the Presbyterian Historical Society.
You will receive one complimentary print copy of the issue in which your article appears plus a copy of the electronic version of the issue. Additional print issues are available for purchase.
We send the Journal to institutional subscribers, presbytery resource centers, supporters, and members of the Presbyterian Historical Society.
Please contact our Editorial Assistant.