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Submission of Articles and Comments
Manuscripts should be submitted online. Full instructions and support are available on the site and a user ID and password can be obtained on the first visit. Support can be contacted by phone (+1 434 964 4100 or +1 888 503 1050) Monday-Friday, or online.  If you cannot submit online, please contact Heather Falvey; T: +44 1923 248581.

Address for Submission of Book Reviews and Books for Review
E-mail: Leigh Gardner.

Authors submitting reviews on paper should send them to:
Dr Leigh Gardner
Department of Economic History
London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London   WC2A 2AE
England, UK

Correspondence relating to the Annual List of Publications should be sent to:
Mr Matthew Hale
79 Aveling Park Road
London E17 4NS

Abstract (Summary): Please note that the maximum length for the summary is 200 words.

Length: Articles should not normally exceed 10,000 words, including footnotes, but excluding tables, figures and the Footnote References (Bibliography); notes and comments should not exceed 2,500 words. Authors should inform the Editors of the exact length of articles and comments.  Authors seeking exceptions to the word limit should consult the Editors in the first instance.

Anonymity: The text of an article must be anonymous. It must not include any acknowledgement or self-referencing in either the main text or footnotes of the initial submission.

Multiple submissions etc: In order to ensure the Review represents a range of scholarship, the editors will not usually consider multiple and overlapping submissions from the same author or group of authors at one time. However, they will consider exceptions where two papers on different topics with multiple authors are connected by a single overlapping author. The previous rule requiring a 12-month gap between submissions has been suspended. If an intending author wishes to seek clarification on these points, they should feel free to address any queries to the editors in advance of submission.

Subsections: Major articles should be divided into subsections designated with roman numerals (I, II, III, etc.), but without subtitles.

Tables, graphs, and maps: Sources for these should always be provided, using the same conventions for source references as in footnotes. The position which they are to occupy in the text should be indicated. For references to notes in tables use a, b, c, etc. Due to the pressure of space in the Review, when submitting tables and/or figures, please consider carefully whether each and every table/figure is absolutely vital to the presentation of your argument.

Years: Use 1801–4 when from 1801 to 1804 is meant; use 1801/2 when a calendar year (or part thereof) occurring over two adjacent years is meant.

Countries: Use United States rather than America(n) wherever there is any possibility of ambiguity. Be accurate and specific in the use of England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Holland, European Union (and EU-12, EU-15, etc.), European Community, and European Economic Community. Avoid using the British Isles. 

Consolidated footnote reference list (Bibliography): A consolidated alphabetical list of all books, articles, essays, and theses referred to (including any referred to in the tables, graphs, and maps) should be provided. The reference list should only include the secondary items which are directly cited in the text; original documents cited in the text should NOT be included in this bibliography. Furthermore, newspapers and manuscripts (including ‘working papers’, ‘research papers’, etc.) should not be listed. Any official publications should be listed at the end, in chronological order, under the separate heading Official publications
References to volume numbers of books and journals are given in roman or arabic as in the original source (thus, when referring to this journal up to 2006 or to the English Historical Review, use roman numerals; for most other journals use arabic numerals). In the case of articles or contributions to collections of essays, it is essential to give complete page references.
Books: place of publication to be given in all cases except London. 
Articles: give pan numbers only for journals which paginate each issue from 1 (e.g. History TodayBusiness History). Do not abbreviate the
journal titles. Give complete page references.
Official papers: Parliamentary Papers are always abbreviated as P.P. Give  title, year of publication, volume number.
Please see full version of style notes for examples.

References in Articles: There are several software packages available to help authors manage and format the references and footnotes in their journal article. We recommend the use of a software tool such as EndNote orReference Manager for reference management and formatting.
EndNote reference styles can be searched for here:
Reference Manager reference styles can be searched for here:

Footnotes: Footnotes (or endnotes) should be confined, as far as possible, to necessary references. Create footnotes (or endnotes) using the Footnotes and Endnotes options in Word, not as a list with superscript figures typed into the document. In the footnotes, books, articles, essays, theses, and official publications should be referred to in abbreviated form, with the precise page reference (unless the reference is to the entire publication; in this case no pagination should be provided). ‘Op. cit.’ and ‘loc. cit.’ should not be used. Short titles should be capable of standing alone (i.e. they should not be computer-generated from the first words of the title) and similar titles by an individual author should be clearly distinguished. Please see full version of style notes for examples.

Copyright: Authors will be required to assign copyright to the Economic History Society. Copyright assignment is a condition of publication and papers will not be passed to the publisher for production unless copyright has been assigned. We no longer require hardcopy or scan of the Copyright Transfer Agreement. Instead we have introduced a convenient new process for signing your copyright transfer agreement electronically (eCTA) that will save you considerable time and effort. If your paper is accepted, the Author whom you flag as being the formal Corresponding Author for the paper will receive an e-mail with a link to an online eCTA form. This will enable the Corresponding Author to complete the copyright form electronically within ScholarOne Manuscripts on behalf of all authors on the manuscript. You may preview the copyright terms and conditions here.

Pre-submission English-language editing: Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission to improve the English. A list of independent suppliers of editing services can be found at All services are paid for and arranged by the author, and use of one of these services does not guarantee acceptance or preference for publication.

Author Services:
 Author Services enables authors to track their article – once it has been accepted – through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. The author will receive an e-mail with a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Visit for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

The Later Stages: Once an author has revised a piece in line will these Notes, it is worked on by the journal's copy- editor and the Editors. Before it is typeset, final queries on the article will be sent from the copyeditor. This is the last stage at which any changes proposed by the author will be considered. After typesetting, proofs are circulated to the author, the Editors, and the copy-editor. The corresponding author will receive an email alert containing a link to a web site. A working e-mail address must therefore be provided for the corresponding author. The proof can be downloaded as a PDF (portable document format) file from this site. Acrobat Reader will be required in order to read this file. This software can be downloaded (free of charge) from the following web site:
This will enable the file to be opened, read on screen and annotated direct in the PDF. Corrections can also be supplied by hard copy if preferred. Further instructions will be sent with the proof. Hard copy proofs will be posted if no e-mail address is available. Excessive changes made by the author in the proofs, excluding typesetting errors, will be charged separately.

Supporting Information: EHR is happy to accept articles with supporting information supplied for online only publication. This may include appendices, supplementary figures, sound files, videoclips etc. These will be posted on Wiley Online Library with the article. The print version will have a note indicating that extra material is available online. Please indicate clearly on submission which material is for online only publication. Please note that extra online only material is published as supplied by the author in the same file format and is not copyedited or typeset. Further information about this service can be found at

Early View: The Economic History Review is covered by the Early View service on Wiley Online Library. Early View articles are complete full-text articles published online in advance of their publication in a printed issue. Articles are therefore available as soon as they are ready, rather than having to wait for the next scheduled print issue. Early View articles are complete and final. They have been fully reviewed, revised and edited for publication, and the authors’ final corrections have been incorporated. Because they are in final form, no changes can be made after online publication. The nature of Early View articles means that they do not yet have volume, issue or page numbers, so they cannot be cited in the traditional way. They are therefore given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before it is allocated to an issue. After print publication, the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article.

OnlineOpen is available to authors of primary research articles who wish to make their article available to non-subscribers on publication, or whose funding agency requires grantees to archive the final version of their article. With OnlineOpen, the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley Online Library, as well as deposited in the funding agency's preferred archive. For the full list of terms and conditions, please visit the OnlineOpen homepage.

Any authors wishing to send their paper OnlineOpen will be required to complete the online payment form.

There is no requirement upon you, at point of submission or at any stage prior to acceptance of an article, to inform the Editorial Office that you intend to publish your paper OnlineOpen (unless you wish to do so). All articles submitted to OnlineOpen are treated in the same way throughout the editorial process as articles which have not submitted to OnlineOpen; this, of course, includes the process of peer review.