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 Article furnished to HISTOREIN 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • I have read and I accept the Copyright Policy and have prepared the manuscript according to the Author Guidelines of the Journal.
  • I grant to the HISTOREIN a royalty‐free, worldwide nonexclusive license to publish first the article in an issue of the Journal.
  • I retain ownership and/or right‐holder of all rights under copyright in the Article, and all rights not expressly granted in this Agreement.
  • In any case of re‐publication of the Article, HISTOREIN will be given first publication acknowledgement authorized by me and all other co‐authors. If the HISTOREIN authorizes any other party to republish the Article, the HISTOREIN should require permission by the Author.
  • I have the full power and authority to provide the warranties and agree to the license granted by virtue of verifying all the above statements.

Author Guidelines

The submission process at a glance

HISTOREIN accepts submissions only in English. All articles that fall within the scope of the journal are considered on condition that they are original and that they have not been submitted to another journal. Articles must be submitted only electronically via the journal’s webpage. The Editor will consider articles that reflect a mature stage of research, and which are carefully presented in terms of writing. Articles are accepted for publication solely on the basis of merit, according to the results of a peer-review process. Revised articles are published in the journal’s webpage as soon as the editing and layout process is complete and on condition that they are accompanied by all necessary documentation (i.e. any images and the permission(s) for their reproduction). The revised form of an article should take into consideration the changes requested by the reviewers or the author must explain why he/she has rejected them. He/she should comply with the formatting standards set by the journal as described below. Articles are published in pdf format. By submitting an article for publication to HISTOREIN the author assumes responsibility for adhering to intellectual property rights law, assures that no violation is caused to the intellectual property rights of third parties, and accepts unobtrusively the copyright policies of HISTOREIN.

HISTOREIN charges no fees.

Book reviews

Please send books to be reviewed to: Book Review Editor, HISTOREIN, Dr. Athena Syriatou:

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):

  1. Name
  2. Last Name
  3. Email
  4. Affiliation (Capacity, Institution, Department. Divide the three with semi-colons (;))
  5. ORCID ID. This is an international researcher attribute that can be acquired at no cost at It is a very useful way to attribute work to authors and to connect information online. Some funders require this
  6. 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
    • Title
    • Abstract (obligatory in two languages)
    • Keywords (obligatory in both languages. Separate keywords with semi-colons (;))
    • Language (insert en for English, fr for French)
    • References (This field allows the editors to provide direct links to the articles of the list of references, if they exist online, to help readers of your article directly export bibliographies in various formats, and help track the usage of these references. Use the APA style to fill this field with the list of references of your article, even though the manuscript of the initial sumbission should be styled according the Chicago Manual of Style)

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, 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). 

Initial submission

Manuscripts of no more than 7.000 words should be submitted electronically via the journal webpage in Word (.doc) format (including references). Images and tables can be submitted in supplementary files. Longer articles will only be considered in exceptional circumstances. Submissions should include an abstract of no more than 150 words in English in the end of the text.   The Editor reserves the right to reject a manuscript before the review process begins. Manuscripts are sent to two reviewers, who are asked to submit their reviews within one month. Upon receipt of the reviews, authors are informed in writing of the Editor’s decision to accept, reject or request changes to the article, and the contents of the reviews are made known to the authors. In case of conflicting reviews, the manuscript is sent to a third reviewer.

Revised submission

Upon notification that an article is accepted for publication the author is asked to submit the final version within one month. The revised version should take into consideration the changes requested by the reviewers or the author must explain why he has rejected them. No changes to the text are permitted after the final submission. The revised submission should conform to the journal guidelines (“Final Submission files”) and should follow the style specifications described below (“Style”). Artwork and copies of all relevant permissions should be submitted to the journal at this time. Revised versions of articles will be forwarded for the final stages of publication (i.e. editing, layout) only upon receipt of all necessary documentation and permissions (i.e. images, plans, permissions to reproduce images), 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 five working days upon notification. In the absence of a response, the article is published according to the changes proposed by the copyeditor. Authors can follow the progress of their manuscript through all stages of publication via his/her account on the journal’s website.

Final submission files

A. 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 letter addressed to the Editor (see 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: Johnson Figure1.tiff or Johnson  Plan1.tiff).



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 language that does not use the Latin alphabet, e.g. Greek or Arabic. Unicode fonts are available for most languages for free at various sites on the internet.

Transliterations into latin characters

  • Authors may follow their preferred system of transliteration, to be used consistently throughout the article.
  • In references to publications written in Greek, Cyrillic, Arabic or other alphabet, except the Latin one, the name of the author is transliterated. The title of the work written in Greek remains as in the original, while that in Cyrillic, Arabic or other alphabet should be transliterated.
  • The location of the publication of the work remains as in the original. By exception, the location in Greek, Cyrillic, Arabic or other alphabet should be transliterated in the language of the article submitted to  HISTOREIN


Quotations of ancient or medieval phrases are italicized. Quotations of modern authors should be placed inside 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, drawings and maps of the texts should follow consecutive numbering in the order of appearance in the text.
  • All figures, drawings and maps must include a caption. If they appear in another publication, the credit should include the work and the figure and/or page number in which the work appears. If another party holds the copyright, a credit should be given that complies with the specifications of the copyright-holder.



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 measurements

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

Notes and Bibliography according to the Chicago Manual of Style


Illustrations can only be submitted digitally via the journal’s webpage and should be in TIFF format. Authors should inform the Editor of 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 the order of discussion. Illustrations will not be embedded in the text, but will appear at the end of the article. The Editor reserves the right to reject digital images of poor quality that do not conform to the journal’s standards.

Image specifications:

  • 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.

Permissions of reproduction

The author is responsible for securing permissions to publish copyrighted material, such as photographs and drawings. 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.

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