Author Guidelines

Authors should submit their manuscripts online with ScholarOne at

ELH strongly prefers submissions in Word (.doc or .docx) format. Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed. Manuscripts should be double-spaced, with one-inch margins, in Times New Roman, 12 pt. font. Submissions should be at least 8,000 words in length and should not exceed 12,000 words, including endnotes. An abstract of around 100 words should accompany each submission. 

ELH now adheres to a double-blind review process. Thus no information that would identify the author (including name, affiliation, and expressions of thanks to those who have helped with the project) should appear anywhere in the manuscript. Authors referring to their own prior published work should cite it as a third party would.

Please note that the journal will not consider work currently under review elsewhere.

Additionally, please note that the journal does not routinely offer readers' reports. Any questions or inquiries should be sent to

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