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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 author should be a current undergraduate or graduate student or a recent graduate who graduated less than 6 months before the issue's submission deadline. For example, if the deadline is by September 2024, we will accept your submission if you graduate after April 1, 2024.
  • The author should only make one submission per issue. In order to showcase a diversity of student research, we prioritize authors who have never published their work in our journal.
  • The text includes a title page that includes the abstract, word count (including footnotes), the author's student status and university affiliation.
  • 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 Microsoft Word file format.
  • The text's citations are adherent with the Chicago Manual of Style. This includes, among other things, ensuring that sources consulted online (i.e. journal articles) include a stable URL, where available.
  • 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 included in a separate supplementary document.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which can be found below.

Author Guidelines

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Editorial Policies

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All original submissions undergo peer review by fellow students of global history. After a submission is accepted for publication, it will be copy-edited and prepared for print. All full texts and abstracts are examined by native speakers. Authors then receive a final, edited version in PDF format, in which any changes made to the original manuscript, as well as suggestions and inquiries, are highlighted. Authors are expected to carefully review this PDF document, which corresponds to the page proofs of traditional print publishing, make corrections where appropriate, and finally, issue approval for the publication of the text.

Author’s Duties

Global Histories opens its submissions twice yearly, in the early summer and in the early winter. While it is theoretically possible to submit any time of year, we recommend that authors only submit during open call periods, as pieces submitted outside of these dates are not considered until the next call for submissions is closed.

Authors should submit original work. Data and evidence should be accurately cited and properly represented. Fraudulent or intentionally inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and will not be tolerated. In general, authors should not submit work that has already been published elsewhere. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal at the same time is considered unethical. If the author finds a significant error in the published work, we ask that they notify the journal’s editors and work with the editorial staff to rectify the problem.

Authors who publish in this journal agree to the following terms:

Firstly, authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This allows others to share the work as long as they acknowledge its authorship and initial publication in this journal. Secondly, authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal. Thirdly, authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

The journal publishes texts in English only with vernacular scripts in the original and transcription included wherever appropriate. We accept both UK and US spelling, as long as the text is consistent. Provided the editors agree, contributions accepted for publication may also be supplied in languages other than English in addition to the version already approved for publication.

For book reviews, please note that we only accept reviews on books recently published in the past two years.

Word counts range from between 5000-7500 words for research articles, 3000-6000 words for methodology or public history essays, and 1000-1500 words for book, conference or museum reviews. All word counts include footnotes.

We ask that all images and other digital resources be submitted as separate supplementary files, with a note in the text indicating where they should go during the uploading process. Please note that authors are responsible for obtaining copyright clearance on all reproduced materials.

This journal follows the 'notes and bibliography system' of The Chicago Manual of Style citation format, an overview of which can be found here. We do not publish a bibliography at the end of an article, and all necessary bibliographical information must be included in the footnotes. Authors should make sure that the bibliographical information in the footnotes does not follow the slightly different format of the 'notes and bibliography system' for a full bibliography at the end of an article. 

Privacy Statement

1. Preamble, name and contact details of the persons responsible

This privacy policy clarifies the type, scope and purpose of processing personal data (hereinafter referred to as "data") within our online offer. With regard to the terms used, we refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


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2.1 Access to the website and usage statistics

When you call up this website, the browser used on your end device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This data is only collected anonymously and therefore cannot be assigned to a specific person. For the purpose of analysing the use and scope of our journal and the articles published here, we document and store access to the main page of the journal, to issues, articles, flags and additional files. All information is made anonymous. IP addresses are anonymized using a hash algorithm (SHA 256) in combination with a secure 64-character salt. The salt is automatically randomly generated and overwritten daily. In this way, IP addresses cannot be reconstructed afterwards.

In addition to the anonymised IP addresses, the following data is collected:

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The information collected is only used to statistically evaluate the use of the content. There is no assignment of IP addresses to user IDs. It is technically impossible to subsequently trace a specific data record to a specific IP address.


2.3 Personal data for submissions

Personal data submitted together with contributions (in particular names, institutional affiliation, biographical information, e-mail and homepage address) will be published together with the contribution if it is published.

3. Transfer of data

Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. Personal data will be transferred to third parties if:

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  • to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. In particular, you may request information on the purposes of processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right of rectification, cancellation, restriction of processing or opposition, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data, if not collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information on the details of the same;
  • in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, to demand without delay the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us;
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  • in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR, to revoke your consent to us at any time. As a result, we may no longer continue data processing based on this consent for the future and
  • complain to a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR.

5. Right of objection

If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, if there are reasons for doing so arising from your particular situation or if the objection is directed against direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which will be implemented by us without indicating a special situation. If you wish to exercise your right of revocation or objection, simply send an e-mail to

6. Topicality and amendment of this privacy policy

This Privacy Policy is current as of 1 March 2021 and we reserve the right to update the Privacy Policy in due course to improve data protection and/or to adapt it to changes in governmental practice or jurisdiction.