Manuscripts should be 20 to 25 pages in length, double spaced, free of technical language, and prepared according to the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition (University of Chicago Press, 2010). Since the journal is published in an all-digital format, authors are encouraged to engage digital media and links that support their scholarly analysis and presentation.  Authors must, however, maintain a coherent written narrative for submissions, even when the manuscript is supported extensively by other forms of embedded media.  The written narrative should be engaging enough to stand alone when printed as a PDF.


All bibliographic information should be included in sequentially numbered full endnotes. Bibliographic entries should include full names of authors and editors. Please use the following forms:

Bonita Lawrence, “Real” Indians and Others: Mixed-Blood Urban Native Peoples and Indigenous Nationhood (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2004), 79.

Article in an edited volume:
John Law, “After ANT: Complexity, Naming and Topology” in John Law and John Hassard, eds., Actor Network Theory and After (Malden, Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishers/The Sociological Review, 1999), 7.

Article in a journal:


Authors are welcome to include hyperlinks and media files to be embedded within a manuscript.  All media files must be submitted for direct hosting on the journal’s servers, and media files should use standard formats that require minimal software/plug-in support for readers. Articles published in HG will be considered static at time of publication; and text, images or other media will not be edited/updated over time.  If the manuscript uses/presents data or media that are non-static, a notice should be included at the end of the article to point readers to external sites or servers for further information or updates.  

Hyperlinks should be embedded in the document using standard word-processing formats.

Images and Tables
Images and tables should be submitted as separate files (not embedded in the text) and should be numbered consecutively, accompanied by a separate list of numbered captions. If using copyrighted artwork, the author must secure written permission for its reproduction in Historical Geography. Digital images may be submitted as .tiff or .jpg files, minimum 300 dpi. When formatting tables, titles should appear at the top. Titles for illustrations should appear in the captions, not in the illustrations themselves. All lettering within figures should be no smaller than 6 pts. and should be in a standard font.

Other Digital Media
All images and digital media should be provided separately (not embedded in the text) and should be encoded in commonplace formats such as RealPlayer, Quicktime, Flash, or MS Media Player formats, or common video formats such as .avi or .mpeg4. Slideshows should be set into javascript. Alternatively, authors may submit a set of still images to be rendered during the publishing process to run as a slide show. In the event an author feels he/she must use a non-standard media file format or something that requires software installation on the journal's servers, the author(s) and editors will consider it on a case by case basis. In general, please strive for long-term compatibility to avoid media instabilities over time. 


Submit an electronic copy of the manuscript, endnotes, and image files with author information included as a cover sheet (name, title, affiliation, address, phone number, and email address) in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format. Manuscripts may be submitted to either of the co-editors:
Maria Lane,
Garth Myers,

The editors reserve the right to return any manuscript that does not meet these requirements.

Historical Geography assumes no responsibility for damage or loss.

Questions about submissions may be directed to the co-editors (see above).