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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 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 document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is 1.5-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Authors interested in publishing in the journal must follow the guidelines outlined below. Submissions that do not conform to these guidelines will not be considered for publication.

For English manuscripts, follow Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed.) and Oxford Canadian Dictionary (2nd ed.) or Concise Oxford Dictionary for spelling. Text and endnotes should be written in Times New Roman font, size 12, and must be double-spaced (1.5 lines). Please use endnotes rather than footnotes. Titles, subtitles, and heading styles have a standard format. Please consult the last issue and conform to this style. Authors are required to obtain reprint permission from the copyright holder for images included in articles. Only MS Word files are accepted.


In general, follow Chicago Manual of Style for citations. In particular, keep the following in mind.

  • CMOS now discourages the use of Ibid. and suggests using the author surname, a short form of the titles, and the page reference instead. See example 3 below. If multiple notes in a row cite the same work, only include the author and page reference. See example 4 below.
  • In references to journal articles, there is no comma after the journal title and before the volume number and the abbreviation no. is included before the issue number. For journal articles, the date is followed by a colon in the first reference, not a comma. See example 1 below. For subsequent short-form citations, a comma is used after the title and before the page reference. See example 3 below.
  • En dashes are used to bridge ranges of dates or page numbers, for example 1829–1989 or pages 20–48.
  • For page ranges the second term should generally have two digits, for example, pages 30–39 or 100–10. (Certain number ranges may require a different treatment, for example, 1094–2011.)
  • Dates follow the month-day-year form (that is, April 14, 2021).
  • The order of archival documents is: author, title, file, record group, archives. For multiple citations from the same archives, include (hereafter XXX) after the first reference to that archive.
  • There is no bar space in a journal article title that contains a phrase set off with single quotation marks. See example 10 below.


Format for endnotes (samples):

  1. Jean-Pierre Proulx, “L’évolution de la législation relative au système électoral scolaire québécois (1829–1989),” Historical Studies in Education/Revue d’histoire de l’éducation 10, no. 1 & 2 (1998): 20–48.
  2. Neil Sutherland, Growing Up: Childhood in English Canada from the Great War to the Age of Television (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997), 24.
  3. Proulx, “L’évolution de la législation,” 24.
  4. Proulx, 25.
  5. Sutherland, Growing Up, 106–07.
  6. Ruby Heap and Alison Prentice, eds., Gender and Education in Ontario: An Historical Reader (Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press, 1991).
  7. Mossie May Waddington Kirkwood, transcript of her interview with Elizabeth Wilson, 27 March 1973, 57, B74-0020, University of Toronto Archives (hereafter UTA).
  8. Cathy L. James, “Gender, Class and Ethnicity in the Organization of Neighbourhood and Nation: The Role of Toronto’s Settlement Houses in the Formation of the Canadian State, 1902 to 1914” (Ph.D. diss., University of Toronto, 1997), 115–16.
  9. Office of the President (Falconer Papers), Gordon to Falconer, 24 April 1928, A67-0007/112, file 19, “Matriculation Conference,” UTA.
  10. Elizabeth Smyth, “‘A Noble Proof of Excellence’: The Culture and Curriculum of a Nineteenth-Century Ontario Convent Academy,” in Gender and Education in Ontario: An Historical Reader, ed. Ruby Heap and Alison Prentice (Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press, 1991), 273–75.
  11. Mona Gleason and Tamara Myers, “History of Childhood in Canada,” in Oxford Bibliographies in Childhood Studies, ed. Heather Montgomery (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014), https://doi.org/10.1093/OBO/9780199791231-0071.


Authors must submit electronically by uploading to the HSE/RHÉ website (OJS). Registration and login to the Historical Studies in Education website are required to submit items to the journal and to check the status of current submissions. 

Each article should be accompanied by an English or French abstract of 100–150 words, a list of six keywords in French and English, and an author biography of not more than 100 words in English for English articles or in French for French articles. Supplementary files such as data sets, graphics, research instruments, and so on may also be submitted. Supplementary materials should be submitted as separate files, clearly marked and referenced with short descriptive titles. Additional information (such as legends) should be added as a note. Their placement in the text must be clearly marked.

Manuscripts must typically adhere to the following size limitations:

  • 9,500 words maximum for articles, including endnotes but excluding the abstract/résumé;
  • 2,500 words maximum for submissions to the section “Growing Up In”
  • 1,000 words maximum for book reviews.

Articles must report original work. The submission of a manuscript to the journal implies that it has not been submitted or accepted for publication elsewhere, and that the work contained therein is the author’s own.

All article submissions must pass a peer review process following blind review protocol. Authors must therefore ensure that steps are taken to preserve author anonymity by removing names and other identifying information from manuscripts and from document/file properties.

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