Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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 submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; 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.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
Only manuscripts written in English are eligible for publication. Authors can choose between American or British English as long as one of the two is applied consistently throughout the whole manuscript. Authors are themselves responsible for any language errors with respect to orthography and grammar. The editors recommend non-native English speakers to make use of professional language assistance before submitting a paper.
Articles should be written preferably in Word. Keep the layout as simple as possible. Please do not use page breaks, styles, etc. Paragraphs should not be indented.
Articles should be divided into chapters (CHAPTER X) with a short title and subsequently sections (X.X), also with a short title.
Try to avoid abbreviations.
Footnotes are placed at the bottom of the page. Please use a superscript number following the punctuation mark.
Start your article with a short abstract of 250 words maximum and submit it as a separate file.
A short biography of each author which contains the author’s name, academic title, email address, year of birth, place of work, position, and recent publications must be submitted as a separate file.
Please submit the acknowledgments section, to be placed at the end of the article before the references, as a separate file.
We recommend not to go into too much detail concerning the layout before your paper if accepted for publication. This also applies to the formatting of the illustrations, graphs and tables; this is only necessary when making the final submission for print. The same goes for submitting these items as separate files.
Illustrations, tables, graphs, etc.
Insert the item in the text at the place you want to present them to the reader. Place a short title above each of them and, if applicable, source information and notes below. Please be sure that all items used are free of rights or that a permission to use is provided for.
In addition, each item should be submitted as a separate file (TIFF, JPEG, Excel, etc.; images in a resolution of minimal 300 dpi). Make sure that tables and graphs are editable.
Graphs are preferably created in Microsoft Excel. Don’t use grid lines in graphs. Use the simplest form of lay-out for tables with solid black lines (0,5 pt) only.
If you are using programs like Stata or R and it’s not possible to produce an editable graph, please make sure that your graphs are as much in line with the graphs in previous articles.
Please use the following colours in graphs, diagrams, etc.:
Main colours (RGB):
Pink 241, 100, 182
Orange 245, 116, 33
Grey 209, 210, 212
Additional colours (RGB):
Blue 20, 137, 216
Red 173, 57, 10
Sand 190, 152, 107
Grey 147, 148, 152
Green 26, 68, 22
References and citation
Historical Life Course Studies follows the APA 6 Reference Style (for more information see http://www.apastyle.org/). Below you find some guidelines and examples for this style. More examples can be found here: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa6_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/general_format.html.
More information on the use of capitals and format can be found here: http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2012/03/how-to-capitalize-and-format-reference-titles-in-apa-style.html.
Any source cited in your text, should appear in a section ‘References’ at the end of the article. Entries should be alphabetized by the last name of the first author.
Please make sure to add a persistent identifier (DOI, PID, etc.) and/or URL (see below at the section ‘General’) if available.
Works that stand alone (books, dissertations, etc.) are italicised and capitalized, works part of a greater whole (journal article, book chapter, etc.) are put inside double quotations marks and capitalized.
Quotes that are not in English, should be translated in a footnote.
“Quote” (Author, Year, p. xx)
E.g. The book An Essay on the Principle of Population, as it affects the Future Improvement of Society (Malthus, 1798) made an important contribution (…)
E.g. The article “Socio-Economic Status and Clustering of Child Deaths in Rural Punjab” (Das Gupta, 1997) made an important contribution (…)
According to Author (Year), "Quote" (p. xx).
Place direct quotations that are 40 words or longer, in a free-standing block and omit quotation marks. Start the quotation on a new line.
Works that stand alone (books, dissertations, etc.) are italicised and not capitalized, works part of a greater whole (journal article, book chapter, etc.) are not put inside double quotations marks and not capitalized.
Article in journal
Author, A.A., Author, B.B., & Author, C.C. (Year). Title of article. Title of journal, volume(issue number if applicable), page numbers xx-xx.
E.g. Coppa, A., Di Donato, L., Vecchi, F., & Danubio, M.E. (2001). Seasonality of marriages and ecological contexts in rural communities of Central-Southern Italy (Abruzzo), 1500-1871. Collegium Antropologicum, 25, 403-412.
Author, A. A. Author, B.B., & Author, C.C. (Year). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.
E.g. Malthus, T. R. (1798). An essay on the principle of population, as it affects the future improvement of society. London: Johnson.
Article in an e-journal
Author, A.A., Author, B.B., & Author, C.C. (Year). Title of article. Title of journal, volume number(issue number if applicable), page numbers xx-xx. doi:xx.xxxxxxxxxx
Author, A.A., Author, B.B., & Author, C.C. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of journal, volume number(issue number if available), page numbers xx-xx. Retrieved from/Available from http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/
E.g. Beekink, E., & Kok, J. (2017). Temporary and lasting effects of childhood deprivation on male stature. Late adolescent stature and catch-up growth in Woerden (The Netherlands) in the first half of the nineteenth century. The History of the Family, 22(2-3), 196-213. doi: 10.1080/1081602X.2016.1212722
E.g. Edvinsson, S., Brändström A., Rogers J., & Broström G. (2005). High-risk families: The unequal distribution of infant mortality in nineteenth-century Sweden. Population Studies, 59(3), 321-337. doi: 10.1080/00324720500223344
Author, A.A., Author, B.B., & Author, C.C. (Eds.). (Year). Proceedings from Name of Conference: Subtitle of Conference. Location: Publisher.
Name of provider of the set. (Year). Name of data file. Retrieved from/Available from http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/
In APA style, up to seven authors are listed; if the article has more than 7 authors, use an ellipses (…):
Author, A. A. Author, B.B., Author, C.C., Author, D.D., Author E.E., Author F.F., … Author, G.G. (Year). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.
However, if there are just a few more authors than 7, you might choose to mentioned all authors, especially if you don’t want to leave out the authors that would otherwise be omitted.
If a DOI is available, add doi:xx.xxxxxxxxxx:
Author, A.A., Author, B.B., & Author, C.C. (Year). Title of article. Title of journal, volume(issue number if applicable), page numbers xx-xx. doi:xx.xxxxxxxxxx
If an URL is available, add Retrieved from http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/ or Available from http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/. The latter is used if the article is not directly available online:
Author, A.A., Author, B.B., & Author, C.C. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number(issue number if available), page numbers xx-xx. Retrieved from http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.