Submission and Pre-Publication Procedures
The journal accepts submissions on a year-round basis, with the aim of providing readers’ reports and a decision to publish within three months of receipt. Submissions received by 15 September will be considered for publication the following year. All files should be sent to: email@example.com.
Submitted texts should normally be between 6,000 and 12,000 words in length, including notes (which should be primarily bibliographic), and in accordance with the instructions detailed below. Shorter texts of up to 4,000 words inclusive (communicating for example a new archival discovery) may also be considered for acceptance as Shorter Notices.
Texts should represent the product of original research and should not be under consideration by any other journal. You should advise the Editors if your article constitutes material forming a book chapter or other work due to be issued within three years of publication in Architectural History.
To be sent to the editor electronically: (a) one file containing the text, endnotes and abstract; (b) further files with other written material (such as tables); and (c) a file that shows all proposed illustrations, together with their captions. All files should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Large files (5MB and above) should not be sent as email attachments but by a file share service such as WeTransfer.
Submitted texts considered to be of suitable standard are sent for anonymous peer review. Normally a minimum of two reviews are obtained. Refereeing is anonymous in both directions, so please ensure that your name does not appear on any of the versions of the text, or on the labels of the electronic files (and that it is not made explicit in endnotes, etc), but only in your covering email.
If your article is provisionally accepted for publication, you will be required to revise your text in accordance with comments made by the referee(s) and the member of the editorial team allocated to work with you in preparing the text for publication. In returning your revised text by the given deadline, you should enclose responses to the referee reports and to any comments from your editor, indicating how their advice has been followed or explaining why it has not been. If the revised text is submitted late or does not fully deal with the comments, publication may be delayed or reconsidered.
We are now accepting proposals for special issues, consisting of a coherent group of shorter articles on a specific subject or theme. Although the collection may arise from conference proceedings or a similar event, the published version must conform in all respects to the standards of the journal. Each contribution should be fully illustrated and fully referenced.
The proposal should provide a rationale for the individual contributions, for the collection as a whole and for its inclusion in Architectural History. If the proposal is accepted, the entire manuscript will be sent out for peer review. If accepted for publication, it will be co-edited with a member of the editorial team, with the oversight of the Lead and Deputy Editors.
Before Cambridge can publish your manuscript, we need a signed copyright transfer agreement. For full details see the publishing agreement page.