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Guidelines for contributors

Sjuttonhundratal is a scholarly journal published annually by the Swedish Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in collaboration with the Finnish Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the Norwegian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. It is intended to serve as a forum for new research within the humanities and social sciences on a wide range of topics relating to the eighteenth century. The yearbook aims to provide a space for an international and interdisciplinary discussion on various aspects of the cultural, social, political, and intellectual history of the eighteenth century. The journal does not accept material that has been published elsewhere. Prospective contributors are asked to inform the editor in the event that a submission is currently being reviewed by another journal or publisher. The journal does not take responsibility for unsolicited material.

Sjuttonhundratal is published in accordance with the Code of Conduct of the Committee on Publication Ethics
Since 2013, Sjuttonhundratal publishes all content online, currently with a one-year delay after the printed version is distributed.
Copyright on any content in Sjuttonhundratal is retained by the author(s).
Authors grant Sjuttonhundratal a license to publish their contributions in print and online or any other medium and to identify itself as the original publisher.
Authors give Sjuttonhundratal the right to distribute their contributions freely under a Creative Commons Attribution License. This implies that any third party has the right to use the contribution freely, provided that its original author(s), citation details and publisher are identified.
For more information on the Creative Commons Attribution License, see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Authors have the right to self-archive their contribution in its final form (publisher’s PDF) as soon as the printed version has been distributed.

Technical Instructions
All articles should be sent not later than January 1 both in printed and digital form (compact disk or email attachment) to the editor-in-chief:

My Hellsing
Historiska institutionen
Thunbergsvägen 3A
Box 628
751 26 Uppsala
Sweden

E-mail: my.hellsing@hist.uu.se.

Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) is the preferred file format. Those without access to Microsoft Word should submit their documents in .rtf format.

Texts should be submitted without unnecessary formatting. Headings and subheadings should not be typed in capitals (English-language contributions should use headline style), and should not be underlined, italicized, or set in bold face.

Guidelines for articles
Articles should not exceed fifty thousand characters in length (including blank spaces and endnotes), and should be written in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English, French, or German. All articles—irrespective of language—must be accompanied by a two-hundred-word English summary that has been edited for language, as well as a brief presentation of the author (between fifty and one hundred words) written in the language of the article.

Contributors not writing in their native language are asked to have their articles edited for language before submission. The author of the article is responsible for all related expenses. Style and language are given weight in the review process by professional referees who in some cases come from outside the Nordic region. In all other instances, articles will be edited for language after they have been accepted for publication, and within the time-frame determined by the editorial board. In these cases, too, the author is responsible for all related expenses.

Use endnotes, not footnotes. These should be numbered sequentially. The first reference to a publication is always given in full, as in the examples below. Subsequent references to the same publication give the author’s surname, shortened title, and page number/s. Endnote reference numbers should be placed immediately after the concluding punctuation of the pertaining sentence.

References take the following forms:

Books:
Robert E. Schofield, Mechanism and Materialism: British Natural Philosophy in an Age of Reason (Princeton,1970), pp. 31–44.
 
Subsequent reference to the same book:
Schofield, Mechanism and Materialism, p. 27
 
Articles in books:
Patrick Riley, ‘Malebranche’s Moral Philosophy: Divine and Human Justice’, in Steven Nadler (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Malebranche, (Cambridge: 2000), pp. 220–61
 
Articles in journals:
Pierre Force, ‘Voltaire and the Necessity of Modern History’, Modern Intellectual History, 6 (2009), p. 465.

 

Manuscripts:
Samuel Älf to Hedvig Löfwenskiöld, 24 March 1768, G 350b, Uppsala Universitetsbibliotek.

J. A. Carp, Några anmärkningar af professor Planmans privata lectioner under vår termin 1770 i meteorologien, H MS E.ö.IV.30, The National Library of Finland.

The full name of a library, archive, or collection is always given in full upon first reference.

Subsequent references to the same document:
Samuel Älf to Hedvig Löfwenskiöld, 24 March 1768.

J. A. Carp, Några anmärkningar af professor Planmans.

The titles of books, plays, films, works of art, longer poems, newspapers, and journals are set in italics. The titles of articles, shorter poems, and book chapters are placed within quotation marks.

Use italics to lay particular stress on a word.

Use a dash, not a hyphen, to indicate a continuous span between page numbers, periods of time, or places (e.g. pages 165—182; the years 1895—1901; the Paris—Frankfurt train).

Do not leave a blank line between paragraphs. New paragraphs are always indented.

Avoid abbreviations in the body of the text.

Technical or theoretical terms that are likely to be unfamiliar to a general academic readership should either be accompanied by an explanation or replaced with a more accessible synonym.

Quotations in languages other than English, French, and German should be translated in the body of the text, and the original given in full in the corresponding endnote.

Words in Russian, Greek and other non-Latin alphabet languages should be transliterated according to the conventions used by the Library of Congress.

Images, tables, and figures should be attached in a separate file or placed on a separate page. Indicate where they are to be placed in the text. All images should be submitted at a resolution of 300 dpi. The author is responsible for any related costs.

All articles must be accompanied by a two-hundred-word English summary that has been edited for language.

In addition, all articles must be accompanied by a short (fifty—one-hundred word) presentation of the author written in the language of the article, and placed on a separate page. This presentation should include the author’s professional title, areas of interest, and any other relevant information.

The following guidelines apply specifically to English language contributions:

Use single quotation marks to enclose quotations. Double quotation marks are used to enclose quotations within quotations.

Except in direct quotations, always follow the spelling conventions used in the New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors (e.g. ‘civilize’ and ‘civilization’, not ‘civilise’ and ‘civilisation’; ‘analyse’, not ‘analyze’).

Always use a serial comma in lists of three or more items (e.g. ‘apples, bananas, and pears’, not ‘apples, bananas and pears’).

For style and usage issues not covered in these instructions, authors should consult the MHRA Style Guide.

Contributors writing in German are advised to follow the conventions of Das Achtzehnte Jahrhundert. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gesellschaft für die Erforschung des achzehnten Jahrhunderts (ISSN 0722-740-X), except that they should use endnotes, not footnotes.

Contributors writing in French are adviced to follow the conventions of Dix-Huitième Siècle. Revue annuelle publiée par la Société française d’étude du 18e siècle avec le concours du C.N.R.S. et du Centre national du livre, except that they should use endnotes, not footnotes.

Guidelines for reviews
Contact the pertaining review editor first to determine whether a particular review is desired.

Long reviews: These are restricted to reviews of academic dissertations or several works related to a particular topic. Their length should not exceed twenty thousand characters including blank spaces.

Short reviews: Reviews of monographs should not exceed 5500 characters including blank spaces. Reviews of anthologies should not exceed seven thousand characters including blank spaces.

All reviews must be preceded by the following information on the reviewed work: The name of the author, complete title (set in italics), series (if applicable), publisher, place of publication, year of publication, number of pages:

Example: Jean-Louis Quantin, The Church of England and Christian Antiquity: The Construction of a Confessional Identity in the 17th Century, Oxford—Warburg Studies (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009). xii + 511 pp.

Given the interdisciplinary orientation of the journal, all texts should be intelligible to readers with backgrounds lying outside the particular area of study. Avoid specialized terminology whenever possible. Technical or theoretical terms that are likely to be unfamiliar to a general academic readership should either be accompanied by an explanation or replaced with a more accessible synonym.

The titles of books, plays, films, works of art, longer poems, newspapers, and journals are set in italics. The titles of articles, shorter poems, and book chapters are placed within quotation marks.

Notes should be avoided in reviews. References to additional publications should conform to the following model: “As Mikael Alm demonstrates in his dissertation on Gustav III (2002, p. 83), …”

The reviewer’s name should appear at the end of the review aligned with the right-hand margin.

Technical Instructions

Texts should be sent as an email attachment to the review editor: alfred.sjodin@litt.lu.se.

Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) is the preferred file format. Those without access to Microsoft Word should submit their documents in .rtf format.

Texts should be submitted without any unnecessary formatting. Do not use block paragraphs

For additional enquiries contact:

Alfred Sjödin
Box 201
221 00 Lund

E-post: alfred.sjodin@litt.lu.se.

Instructions concerning the reader’s report (peer-review)

When reviewing the attached manuscript offered to the journal, please observe the following aspects:
• Is the subject matter discussed with competence and in an academic manner?
• Is the text well organised?
• Are the sources and the literature used correctly and with competence?
• Is the topic within the scope of the Yearbook, that is eighteenth-century studies (including the ‘long’ eighteenth century)?
• Does the manuscript contribute
a) with new knowledge on a previously unknown subject or does it treat an already well-known subject from a new perspective?
b) with a fair and useful overview or evaluation of a specific subject?
c) with an interdisciplinary perspective?
The editorial board appreciates suggestions for general changes or minor corrections of details that can be forwarded anonymously to the author. If you are unable to recommend publication, please state the reasons for rejection.
The reader’s report can be sent to the editors as a text document by mail or e-mail. The manuscript does only need to be returned if it contains suggestions to the editor or the author. Kindly return the review within four weeks after receiving the manuscript.