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As 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 has it been submitted to another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editors).
  • The submission file has been formatted according to the template provided by JHNR and submitted either in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Graphs and figures are included in high resolution format and uploaded as a separate ZIP file (or similar).
  • Where available, URLs or DOIs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

The Editorial Board welcomes proposals for papers centred on historical network research into any period of the recorded human past, from Bronze Age civilisation to contemporary history.

We accept submissions in the form of short and long articles as well as reviews of books, projects and datasets. A short article is suitable for the publication of ongoing research and may be more exploratory in nature whereas long articles are expected to present substantive and original findings. Short articles ideally run to no more than 20,000 - 30,000 characters (including spaces and footnotes); long papers between 60,000 and 90,000 characters. Reviews should not exceed 15,000 characters.

While English is the language of choice, articles can also be submitted in German and French. All articles (but especially those articles written in a language other than English) should be accompanied by an abstract of no more than 300 words in American English which gives the salient points and arguments, and should also be indexed by no more than 5 keywords.

Illustrations and figures should be included in the text document and also uploaded as individual image files. 

Submissions will undergo a double-blind peer review. We do not charge any fees for article submissions, processing or publication.

Please follow the Author Guidelines and use this Word template to ensure that your paper is formatted correctly.

For further information on historical network research, visit historicalnetworkresearch.org. For other questions please do not hesitate to contact the editors.