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Submission Preparation Checklist

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 submission includes access to research datasets (and optionally also code) relevant for the submission either as part of the submitted files or in form of links to suitable data repositories such as GitHub or Zenodo. In case of problems with the publication of data, authors are advised to contact the editors.

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 articles as well as reviews of books, projects and datasets. Articles are expected to present substantive and original findings and should not exceed 60,000 and 90,000 characters (incl. white space, footnotes and bibliography). 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 in a vector format (e.g. svg). 

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 (for a review this Word Template) to ensure that your paper is formatted correctly.

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