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Author Guidelines

The submission process at a glance

The Historical Review / La Revue Historique accepts submissions in English and French.  All articles that fall within the scope of the journal are considered on condition that they are original and that they have been submitted only to The Historical Review / La Revue Historique. Articles must be submitted electronically via the journal's webpage (http://historicalreview.org/). Articles are accepted for publication solely on the basis of merit according to the results of a blind peer review process. Revised articles are published in the journal's webpage as soon as editing and layout is over and on condition that they are accompanied by all necessary documentation (e.g. permissions to reproduce images and copyrighted texts). The final form of an article should take into consideration the changes requested by the reviewers and should comply with the formatting standards set by the journal and described below. Articles are published in pdf format. The author is responsible for editing the article to a level acceptable for publication. By submitting an article for publication to The Historical Review / La Revue Historique the author assumes responsibility for adhering to intellectual property rights law, and assures that no indemnity is caused to anyone.


Book reviews

Please send books to be reviewed to the Book Review Editor


Initial submission

Manuscripts of no more than 15.000 words should be submitted electronically via the journal webpage in Microsoft Word format (images, tables, references included in one file). Submissions should include an abstract of no more than 150 words. The name of the author(s) should not appear anywhere in the document, and references to previous work by the author(s) should be in the third person. To ensure that the subject matter is appropriate for the journal a first screening of the submitted papers is conducted by the editors. Manuscripts that do not conform to the journal guidelines and standards and/or use incorrect language will be rejected. By up-front rejection, we aim to shorten manuscript processing time, and to give authors a chance to submit quickly to a more appropriate journal. In case a manuscript passes first screening, editors will do their best to have it timely reviewed.


Online submission guidance

Registration in the journal (if not already a registered user). You must register as an author to submit a paper
The following fields in your profile are mandatory (papers will not be assigned for review if the mandatory fields are not completed):
7. Name
8. Last Name
9. Email
10. Affiliation (Capacity, Institution, Department. Divide the three with semi-colons (;))
11. ORCID ID This is an international researcher attribute that can be acquired at no cost at www.orcid.org. It is a very useful way to attribute work to authors and to connect information online. Some funders require this
12. Country
If you have already registered, upgrade your profile by choosing the option “author” in the “Roles” field.

Providing information in two languages

First fill in your information in the language that the article is written. Then provide in a second language, if desired. If first language is other than English, English should be the second language. Choose the language from language form dropdown list and submit to define the language. First fill in one language, then in the second and save at the end. Do not save in between the two languages. The process is the same for providing article metadata.
Article submission: from your personal user page as an author, choose to submit a new article.
• Choose the section of the journal for submission (e.g. book reviews, articles etc)
• Choose the main language in which the article is written from the dropdown list
• Agree with the submission preparation checklist
• Attach your paper
• Fill in the article metadata first in the language that the article has been written, including author information for all authors (as described above). The following metadata fields are obligatory
o Title
o Abstract (obligatory in two languages)
o Keywords(obligatory in both languages. Separate keywords with semi-colons (;))
o Language (insert en for English, fr for French)
o References (copy and baste the bibliography of your article in this field. It should be in APA style. This allows the editors to provide direct links to those articles, if they exist online, to help readers of your article directly export bibliographies in various formats, and help track the usage of these references)
We recommend that you fill as many fields as possible in the ‘indexing’ section beyond the obligatory ones above. Indexing helps network your article and make it more visible in the web.

OpenAIRE metada. If your submission is the result of EC funding through Horizon 2020, this field is obligatory to fill with the grant agreement number of your research grant. This will allow for your publication to become visible in the European repository www.openaire.eu, which provides open access to all publications funded by the EC.

Supporting Institutions. We recommend that you fill this field if your article is the result of specific funding, for example by an FP7, Horizon 2020 project, by a private Foundation (by filling in e.g. European Commission or Wellcome Trust).

Revised submission

If a manuscript is accepted for publication, the author will be asked to submit the final draft in two months. The final draft should take into consideration all the changes requested; alternatively, the author must analytically explain why he/she has rejected them. No major changes to the text are permitted after the final submission. Artwork and copies of all relevant permissions should be submitted to the journal at this time. Revised manuscript drafts will be forwarded to the final publication stages (i.e. editing, layout) only upon receipt of all necessary documentation and permissions (i.e. images, plans, reproduction permissions), and on condition that the revised article conforms to the journal's guidelines. Authors have the opportunity to examine the proofread copy of their articles and provide their comments on changes within three working days upon notification. In lack of response the article is published according to the changes proposed by the copyeditor. Authors can follow the progress of a manuscript at all publication stages through his/her account with the journal's website.


Final submission files

The following should be submitted as separate electronic files:  (the name of each file should consist of the author's last name and the type of document it contains according to the examples shown below):

  1. Revised article and footnotes in Microsoft Word and in pdf format, a total of two files (example: PapadopoulosText.doc and PapadopoulosText.pdf).The following should be included in this file in the following order: The title, the author(s)' name(s), affiliation, full mailing address, e-mail and telephone number, the abstract of the paper, the main text and the footnotes. If there are changes in the title and/or abstract of the paper it should be noted in the file addressed to the Editors (see no. 6 below).
  2. Illustrations: each as a separate TIFF file, and numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals in the order they appear in the text (see below on the format of images; example: PapadopoulosFigure1.tiff or PapadopoulosPlan1.tiff).
  3. List of captions in Microsoft Word. List separately in consecutive numbers in Arabic numerals the captions of all the figures in the text (example: PapadopoulosCaptions1.doc).
  4. Appendixes or catalogues (where applicable) in Microsoft Word and in pdf format, a total of two files (example: PapadopoulosCatalogue1.doc and PapadopoulosCatalogue1.pdf)
  5. Tables (where applicable) in Microsoft Word and in pdf format, a total of two files per table submitted (example: PapadopoulosTable1.doc and PapadopoulosTable1.pdf). Each table should be accompanied by a self-explanatory caption below it. Tables should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals in the order they appear in the text.
  6. A file in Microsoft Word and in pdf format addressed to the editors providing an account of all the changes proposed by the reviewers and not addressed by the author(s), as well as the reasons for not doing so. 
  7. A file in Microsoft Word with five keywords pertinent to the article’s content accompanied by author’s institutional affiliation and email.


Image specifications:

Illustrations can only be submitted digitally with the journal's webpage and should be in TIFF format.Authors are required to send illustrations in low resolution during initial submission and in high resolution during revised submission. Authors should clearly state the program (s) used to create digital images including the version of the program(s). Illustrations should be submitted in the desired orientation, and images of objects should have a scale indication whenever possible. All illustrations should be numbered consecutively and cited in the text in order of discussion. Illustrations will not be embedded in the text, but will appear at the end of the article. The editors reserve the right to reject digital images of poor quality that do not conform to the journal's standards.


Black-and-white scans

Black-and-white scans should be in grayscale mode in TIFF format, and should be produced from originals of high quality. Resolution should be at 350 dpi at 100% of the desired print size.


Color scans

Color scans should be submitted in RGB mode in the TIFF format. Resolution should be at 350 dpi at 100% of the desired print size.


Line drawings, maps, and plans

Digital line art should be a minimum of 1200 dpi and at 100% of the desired print size. It should be submitted in TIFF format as line art or bitmap. Large files should be saved using the LZW compression provided in the application.  All plans should be accompanied by a north arrow and a scale.



The author is responsible for securing permissions to publish copyrighted material, such as photographs, drawings or translations of original works. He/she is responsible for paying any fees involved. Production of an article will not begin until all relevant permissions have been received by the Editor-in-Chief.



Authors are advised to follow current conventions used in each language for capitalization and punctuation, and adhere to them with consistency throughout the article. Polytonic Greek is used selectively, where necessary, for citations and quotations from earlier Greek texts. It is used for quotations from ancient Greek. Monotonic Greek is used for all twentieth century Modern Greek imprints, regardless of the system used in the original edition of the work. Both British and US English are acceptable as long as consistency is maintained. Authors should consult The New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors for matters of style in British English and the Chicago Manual of Style in American English.


Foreign Words

Foreign words or phrases that are not commonly used in the language of an article should be italicized.


Use Unicode fonts for typing in any languages that do not use the Latin alphabet, e.g. Greek or Arabic. Unicode fonts are available for most languages for free at various sites in the internet.


Transliterations into Latin characters

Transliteration is used sparingly an only if absolutely necessary

Authors may follow their preferred system of transliteration, to be used consistently throughout the article.

In references to modern Greek publications only the title of the work is typed in Greek. Author names and places of publication are transliterated. The names of modern Greek authors appear in the form used by the authors themselves if they have published work in a foreign language. The location of the publication of the work should be provided in the standard form in English or French. A translation of the title in brackets should be provided after the first citation of the word (cf. below section on footnotes).

In references to publications in non-Greek characters (.e.g Cyrillic) the entire entry should be transliterated.


The following transliteration rules are proposed to Contributors:

The only standard system for the transliteration of the Greek alphabet into languages written in Latin characters is that used for the transliteration of Classical Greek. The transliteration of ancient Greek, however, is quite inappropriate for rendering the spelling and especially the phonetics of Modern Greek. Accordingly the following modifications are suggested to make transliteration of Modern Greek conform more to the modern morphology and sound of the language. Diphthongs should generally be retained, except in those cases where the modern pronunciation of Greek requires a consonant sound to be adequately rendered (e.g., "aftou," not "autou"). The Greek vowels E and E should be uniformly rendered with "i", and similarly O and ˆ should be rendered with "O". The Greek ˘ should be rendered with "y", except when it forms part of a diphthong; then it is rendered by "u" (e.g., "tou"). The rough breathing should be dropped.

Consonants are generally rendered phonetically. Thus the Greek ‚ should be rendered by the Latin "v" rather than "b". The Greek consonant E should be rendered by "ph" in all words with an ancient Greek root. Conversely Greek names with Latin roots (e.g., Constantinos) should be transliterated as closely as possible to their original form.


Specific spelling preferences

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Ermis [publisher] (not Hermis, Hermès)



Neohellenic, Neohellenist, néohellénique

OEuvre, oeuvre

Phanariot, Phanariot princes

philhellene, philhellenic, philhellenism (lower case)

Philiki Etaireia (not italic)


South-East Europe

the Cyprus Question, the Language Question, the Eastern Question

Thessalonique, Institut d'Études Balkaniques

tsar (not czar)



Quotations of ancient or medieval phrases are italicized.

Quotations of modern authors should be placed inside quotation marks.

in all languages, "double quotes", ‘single' within a quotation, not «double-sharp» quotations of c. 50 words or more should be extracted from the main text and indented, no quotation marks


Illustrations and Captions

Illustrations should be submitted in accordance to the guidelines provided below.

Numbering of figures, drawings or maps in the text should be consecutive and given in Arabic numerals.

References to figures, drawing or maps of the texts should follow consecutive numbering in the order of appearance in the text

All figures, drawings or maps must include a caption. If they appear in another publication, the credit should include the work and the figure and/or page number on which the work appears.

Example of Caption: Reliquary of the True Cross (Staurotheke), late 8th-early 9th century A.D., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Inv. No. 17.190-715ab (photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art).



Catalogue entries should be numbered consecutively, and consistency should be maintained in the presentation.



Numbering of tables in the text should be consecutive in Arabic numerals. Tables should be accompanied by self-explanatory captions below.


Numerals and Dates

Numbers from one to nine are spelled out. Larger numbers are given in Arabic numerals, except at the beginning of a sentence or unless consistency with the surrounding text demands it. In bibliographic references Arabic numerals are preferable to Latin or Greek for references to journal numbers, series numbers etc.

Centuries are spelt out in English (nineteenth century, not 19th century).

Centuries are given in Latin numbers in French, e.g. XVIIè siècle

World Wars are also numbered in Latin numerals: World War I/II, not the First/Second World War


Numerals should be used when units of measurement are abbreviated (e.g. 2 m). The metric system should be used for measurements in all cases.



References are provided in footnotes and not endnotes. The Historical Review / La Revue Historique follows the Oxford system of citation: complete bibliographical details of the work cited are given in the first reference to the work in each article. Abbreviated form (author surname and short title) is used thereafter.



Peter Topping, "Greek Historical Writing on the Period 1453-1914", Journal of Modern History 33 (1961), pp. 157-173.


Article in Edited Volume

Leonidas Kallivretakis, "A Century of Revolutions: The Cretan Question between European and New Eastern Politics", Eleftherios Venizelos: The Trials of Statesmanship, ed. By P.M. Kitromilides,Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006, pp. 11-35.


Book by one author

C. Th. Dimaras, La Grèce au temps des Lumières, Genève: Droz, 1969.


Book in Greek

P.M. Kitromilides, Νεοελληνικός Διαφωτισμός: Οι πολιτικές και κοινωνικές ιδέες [Modern Greek Enlightenment: The Political and Social Ideas],Athens 1996.



S. Vryonis, Η παρακμή του μεσαιωνικού ελληνισμού της Μικράς Ασίας και η διαδικασία του εξισλαμισμού (11ος έως 15οςαιώνας), trans. K. Galatariotou, Athens 1996.


New Edition

D. A. Zakythinos, Le despotat grec de Morée, rev. Chryssa Maltézou, London 19752


Entry in encyclopedia or corpus

ODB, τ. 2, entry Germanos I, patriarch ofConstantinople (A. Kazhdan).

Abbreviations of Journals

Abbreviations of journals should generally be avoided because The Historical Review / La Revue Historique is addressed to a wide audience.

Abbreviations of ancient and medieval authors

Ancient and medieval author abbreviations should follow the Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium, Oxford 1991 or in the Oxford Classical Dictionary, Oxford 1998, respectively.

Abbreviations of modern words

In general abbreviations are followed by a full stop (ed.), while contractions are not (eds). The following abbreviations are used:



et. Sequ.



in situ

inter alia







Miscellaneous stylistic requirements

Proper nouns ending in -s: Leonidas' book, not Leonidas's book


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.

  1. The Article furnished to The Historical Review / La Revue Historique is an original work, it has not been published previously, nor is it under consideration for publication elsewhere, either in print or in electronic form.
  2. To the best of my knowledge the Article does not defame any person, does not invade the privacy of any person, and does not in any other manner infringe upon the rights of any person.
  3. The Article does not in any way violate intellectual property rights of third parties. Wherever permission is required, I have obtained it from the copyright holder.
  4. have read and I accept the Copyright Policy and have prepared the manuscript according to the Author Guidelines of the Journal.
  5. grant to the The Historical Review / La Revue Historique  a royalty‐free, worldwide nonexclusive license to publish first the article in an issue of the Journal.
  6. retain ownership and/or right‐holder of all rights under copyright in the Article, and all rights not expressly granted in this Agreement.
  7. In any case of re‐publication of the Article, The Historical Review / La Revue Historique  will be given first publication acknowledgement authorized by me and all other co‐authors. If the The Historical Review / La Revue Historique  authorizes any other party to republish the Article, the The Historical Review / La Revue Historique  should require permission by the Author.
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