The editorial offices of Pacific Historical Revieware located at 487 Cramer Hall, Portland State University, Portland, OR 97207-0751; telephone: (503)725-8230; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Articles should be submitted electronically at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ucpress-phr. Other editorial correspondence and books for review may be sent to the above address. Scholars with disability may contact our editorial office for any accomodations to these procedures.
Submitting an Article:
- Submissions received after May 31, 2017 will be reviewed after summer break
- Submit your article using our online portal. Scholars with disability--for accomodations to this procedure, please contact our editorial office as noted above
- Include your article, a 125-word abstract, a cover letter, and any illustrations
- If your article is a revised version of a previous submission to PHR, include this information in your cover letter
Formatting Instructions for Text:
- Follow the Chicago Manual of Style
- Submit articles in MS Word, using Times New Roman, 12-point, double-spaced font
- If an individual endnote contains both discursive material and citations, all discursive material must appear at the beginning of the note, and all citations at the end--an individual note should not move back and forth repeatedly between discursives and citations
- Use endnotes rather than footnotes. These should begin on a new page that follows the main text of the article
- As a guideline, we suggest a maximum of 12,000 words for all text, including main text, notes, abstract, captions, etc. Additionally, the word-count of the notes should be no more than 1/2 the word-count of the main text
- To facilitate the blind review process, do not list your name anywhere in the article—not even on the title page. Do not include acknowledgements, and do not cite your own work except in a way that does not reveal your identity
Formatting Instructions for Illustrations (Pictures, Charts, Maps, and Tables):
- All illustrations must be provided as separate documents. Pictures, charts, and maps must be TIFs or JPGs at minimum 300 dpi. Tables must be in MS Word format
- Every illustration must have a corresponding callout in the main text indicating approximate placement
- Every illustration must have a caption. Provide a list of captions as a separate document in MS Word
- Authors are responsible for paying reproduction fees and obtaining permissions for copyrighted materials. However, the editors will gladly write supporting letters to the holders of copyrights for authors seeking remission of the fees
The Article Review Process
Pacific Historical Review receives 75–100 submissions a year. Of these, about 16 will eventually be published in the PHR.
Initially, the editors read each submission to verify its suitability to the PHR and to identify experts to serve as external referees. Depending on the nature of the particular piece, the editors will seek anywhere from two to five referees.
The review process is double-blind and may take anywhere from three to six months to complete. Referees are asked to include, and go beyond, a recommendation about publication. Once all referee reports are returned to the PHR, the editors generally reach one of four decisions:
- An article may be accepted outright
- It may be conditionally-accepted, pending specific changes
- It may be returned for revisions with encouragement to resubmit
- It may be returned outright
Many articles that eventually become published are initially sent back with a request for further revision. Authors should not interpret this decision as a polite rejection but, rather, as an indication that the referees recognize the manuscript's promise and that the editors hope the author will undertake the recommended revisions and resubmit the article to the PHR.
The editors expect that manuscripts submitted to the PHR are not under consideration by other journals or previously-published in whole or substantial part (as a book chapter, for example). University of California Press holds the copyright of articles published in the PHR. Authors who wish to reprint their PHR article, in whole or substantial part, will need the Press's permission to do so.
Every issue of the Pacific Historical Review features an extensive section devoted to book reviews. PHR also publishes longer review essays. If you are interested in writing book reviews for the PHR please email email@example.com. In your letter, identify the fields in which you are qualified to review and include a listing of your significant publications. Book reviewers are expected to have a record of refereed publication in the area in which they review.
Publishers may mail books for review to Book Review Editor, Pacific Historical Review, 487 Cramer Hall, Portland State University, Portland, OR 97207-0751.