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:
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it being considered by another journal. If the work is being considered as a book chapter, the author must provide an explanation in the "Comments to the Editor" describing the book's publication timeline and any efforts to secure necessary copyright approvals.
- The author's name appears only on the title page of the manuscript. Names and institutional affiliations, including country, of all contributing authors are required.
- The submission fileis in Microsoft Word or RTF file format.
- The manuscript is no more than 10,000 words including footnotes.
- The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font and one inch margins; employs italics rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- Citations adhere to the footnotes and bibliography style of The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition (University of Chicago, 2010). Authors may consult this manual if there are further questions.
- All URL addresses in the text (e.g. http://www.historyofeducation.org) are activated and ready to click.
- The author acknowledges that the manuscript will be processed to add tracking information after removal of all identifying information prior to review.
Authors are responsible for securing all permissions for reuse of copyrighted material. You can find guidance from Cambridge University Press here.
Please be sure to review the journal's ethical requirements here.
All authors must include a competing interest declaration in their title page. This declaration will be subject to editorial review and may be published in the article.
Competing interests are situations that could be perceived to exert an undue influence on the content or publication of an author’s work. They may include, but are not limited to, financial, professional, contractual or personal relationships or situations.
If the manuscript has multiple authors, the author submitting must include competing interest declarations relevant to all contributing authors.
Example wording for a declaration is as follows: “Competing interests: Author 1 is employed at organisation A, Author 2 is on the Board of company B and is a member of organisation C. Author 3 has received grants from company D.” If no competing interests exist, the declaration should state “Competing interests: The author(s) declare none”.
Authorship and contributorship
All authors listed on any papers submitted to this journal must be in agreement that the authors listed would all be considered authors according to disciplinary norms, and that no authors who would reasonably be considered an author have been excluded. For further details on this journal’s authorship policy, please see this journal's publishing ethics policies.
Author affiliations should represent the institution(s) at which the research presented was conducted and/or supported and/or approved. For non-research content, any affiliations should represent the institution(s) with which each author is currently affiliated.
For more information, please see our author affiliation policy and author affiliation FAQs.
English language editing services
Authors, particularly those whose first language is not English, may wish to have their English-language manuscripts checked by a native speaker before submission. This step is optional, but may help to ensure that the academic content of the paper is fully understood by the Editor and any reviewers.
In order to help prospective authors to prepare for submission and to reach their publication goals, Cambridge University Press offers a range of high-quality manuscript preparation services – including language editing – delivered in partnership with American Journal Experts. You can find out more on our Language Services page.
Please note that the use of any of these services is voluntary, and at the author's own expense. Use of these services does not guarantee that the manuscript will be accepted for publication, nor does it restrict the author to submitting to a Cambridge-published journal.