The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era publishes the following article types:
Articles*: Articles are works of original scholarly research that also engage deeply with the extant historiography in the relevant field or fields.
Essays*: Essays are reflections and discussions of particular historical or historiographic problems. They may include archival research, but they are not primarily concerned with presenting original research.
Special Forums: Special Forums are collections of articles or essays on a single topic. They are usually submitted as a unit. Often the conveners of a special forum contribute a short introduction. A special forum does not command an entire issue. A special forum may reflect on a specific historical problem or question, a historiographic problem or question, or a topical problem.
Special Issues: Special issues are, as the name suggests, entire journal issues in which articles and possibly other material (for instance: a historiography essay, a photo essay, etc.) explore a single topic or problem from a number of different angles. Special issues are usually convened by a guest editor or editors who provide an extended introduction to the issue.
Roundtables*: Roundtables bring a number of scholars together for a discussion of a particular topic. Topics may include: historical or historiographical problems; primary sources; the relationship of GAPE topics or historiography to contemporary issues. Roundtables are usually convened by one or more scholars, and they may take the form of inter-related essays or more conversational back-and-forths.
Notes from the Archive*: Essays that look at a particular archival item or items and discuss the item or items in depth, often in terms of teaching.
Review Essay*: A review essay considers a book, several books, or a collection of articles at length, usually with a historiographic emphasis. It may also consider or reconsider a classic work or classic works in our contemporary context.
Notes from the Field*: Essays on GAPE material or historiography "in the wild," that is, outside of academic research. Recent Notes from the Field have considered the presence of GAPE figures in video games or discussed the history of Confederate statues.
In addition, JGAPE publishes commissioned presidential and distinguished historian addresses*, book reviews, and editorial notes.
The target length for manuscripts is between 8,000 and 10,000 words, including notes—with one-inch margins and 12-point type. If the manuscript exceeds 12,500 words including notes, please inquire before submitting it.