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War in History

2016 Impact Factor: 0.150
2016 Ranking: 76/87 in History | 84/86 in International Relations
Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)

Editors
Simon Ball University of Leeds, UK
Mary Kathryn Barbier Mississippi State University, USA
Phillips O'Brien University of St Andrews, UK

Other Titles in:
History

eISSN: 14770385 | ISSN: 09683445 | Current volume: 24 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly

War in History is a peer-reviewed journal that takes the view that military history should be integrated into a broader definition of history, and benefits from the insights provided by other approaches to history.

Recognising that the study of war is more than simply the study of conflict, War in History embraces war in all its aspects:

  • Economic
  • Social
  • Political
  • Military

Articles include the study of naval forces, maritime power and air forces, as well as more narrowly defined military matters. There is no restriction as to period: the journal is as receptive to the study of classical or feudal warfare as to Napoleonic.

This journal provides you with a continuous update on war in history over many historical periods.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Please send all books for review to:

War in History Book Reviews,

Toynbee Editorial Services Ltd,

Lings,

Great Easton,

Essex

CM6 2HH

UK

or contact wihbookreviews@toynbee-editorial.co.uk

War in History journal takes the view that military history should be integrated into a broader definition of history, and benefits from the insights provided by other approaches to history.

Recognising that the study of war is more than simply the study of conflict, War in History embraces war in all its aspects:

  • Economic
  • Social
  • Political
  • Military

Articles include the study of naval forces, maritime power and air forces, as well as more narrowly defined military matters. There is no restriction as to period: the journal is as receptive to the study of classical or feudal warfare as to Napoleonic.

This fully peer reviewed journal provides you with a continuous update on war in history over many historical periods.

Book Review Editor ( Pre 1815)
D A Parrott University of Oxford, UK
Book Review Editor ( Post 1815)
Nir Arielli University of Leeds, UK
Book Review Editor (Medieval and Classical)
Matthew Strickland University of Glasgow, UK
Editorial Board
Bruno Colson University of Namur, Belgium
A I Forrest University of York, UK
Eugenia Kiesling U S Military Academy, USA
Dennis Showalter Colorado College, USA
Hew Strachan University of St Andrews, UK
Arthur Waldron University of Pennsylvania, USA
Advisory Editorial Board
Bernard Bachrach University of Minnesota, USA
J.P Bertaud Univ of Paris I, Pantheon-Sorbonne, France
Brian J Bond King's College London, UK
Philippe Contamine University of Paris IV- Paris-Sorbonne, France
Anne E Curry University of Southampton, UK
Juergen Foerster Freiburg, Germany
Stig Forster University of Bern, Switzerland
Azar Gat Tel Aviv University, Israel
J B Gillingham London School of Economics, UK
John Gooch University of Leeds, UK
J G Grey University of New South Wales, Australia
Glyn Harper Massey University, New Zealand
John Hattendorf U.S. Naval War College, USA
Lothar Hobelt University of Vienna, Austria
Michael Howard UK
Tomoyuki Ishizu National Institute for Defense Studies, Tokyo, Japan
Paul Kennedy Yale University, New Haven, USA
Nicola Labanca University of Siena, Italy
Andrew Lambert King's College London, UK
John Lynn University of Illinois, USA
Evan Mawdsley University of Glasgow, UK
Sönke Neitzel University of Potsdam, Germany
Richard J Overy University of Exeter, UK
Cliff Rogers U S Military Academy, USA
Martin Van Creveld Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: War in History

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/wih to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of War in History will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. What do we publish?
      1.1 Aims & Scope
      1.2 Article types
      1.3 Writing your paper
    2. Editorial policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgements
      2.4 Funding
      2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
    3. Publishing policies
      3.1 Publication ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open access and author archiving
    4. Preparing your manuscript
      4.1 Formatting
      4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      4.3 Supplementary material
      4.4 Reference style
      4.5 English language editing services
    5. Submitting your manuscript
      5.1 ORCID
      5.2 Information required for completing your submission
      5.3 Permissions
    6. On acceptance and publication
      6.1 SAGE Production
      6.2 Online First publication
      6.3 Access to your published article
      6.4 Promoting your article
    7. Further information

     

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to War in History, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article Types

    War in History publishes articles on the relationship between war and society, the study of naval forces, maritime power and air forces, as well as more narrowly defined military matters. There is no restriction as to period: the journal is as receptive to the study of classical or feudal warfare as to Napoleonic.  Contemporary strategic studies does not fall within the journal's remit; it will eschew the speculative and purely analytical; but it will embrace proper historical study of the very recent (as well as more distant) past. War in History normally publishes articles of between 7,000 and 12,000 words. The Editors, at their discretion, can consider pieces outside these parameters. Please provide five or six keywords with your submission and an abstract of up to 100 words. In addition War in History publishes review articles and book reviews. Review articles should be no longer than 5,000 words.

    Please note that War in History cannot guarantee publication of a Special Issue in the event that only some of the submitted articles are accepted.

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    War in History adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are concealed from both parties. The manuscripts are reviewed initially by the editors and only those papers that seem likely to meet the scientific and editorial standards of the journal, and fit within the aims and scope of the journal, will be sent for outside review. In order to be acceptable for publication submissions must make a new interpretative or factual contribution. Please note that the editors reserve the right to reject papers that do not fit with the aims, scope or standards of the journal without their being sent out to referees. Please do not submit manuscripts which are under consideration for publication elsewhere.

    2.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    2.4 Funding

    War in History requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    War in History encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    War in History and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway.

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    War in History offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    UK spellings for all articles, wherever the author is based. See the style guide below for further details.

    War in History prefers First World War to World War I, and Second World War to World War II.

    Quoted text:spellings and punctuation in quoted texts should not be altered. If they are obviously incorrect, query with author or insert [sic].

    Quotations within a sentence should close with quotation marks within the sentence ie before the full stop, but outside ie after the full stop if the sentence is all a quotation.  Thus:
    Jill said, 'It was a nice day'.
    BUT Jill said, 'it is now raining.  It was a nice day.'

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    Illustrations
    All maps, diagrams, figures and graphs should be submitted in the form of completed artwork suitable for reproduction. They should be separate from the typescript (with a list of captions on a separate sheet), but their place in the text should be marked.
    Line diagrams: No illustration (including caption) will be given more space than the text area of the journal page, i.e. 192 mm. x 114 mm. Figures should ideally be drawn for a reduction of one-third ie, 3:2 or 150:100 mm. Where possible, all figures should be drawn for the same reduction.
    All lines in a drawing should be of even weight. If tints are required the Letraset range is the most suitable. Do not use too fine a tint as this may result in a blotchy appearance after reduction.

    4.3 Supplementary material

    War in History does not currently accept supplemental files.

    4.4 Reference style

    War in History operates a ‘Humane’ System. Click here to review the guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    5. Submitting your manuscript

    War in History is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/wih to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    Books for review must be sent to:

    War In History Book Reviews,
    Toynbee Editorial Services Ltd,
    Lings, 
    Great Easton, 
    Essex 
    CM6 2HH, 
    UK

    Email: wihbookreviews@toynbee-editorial.co.uk

    5.1 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities ensuring that their work is recognised.

    We encourage all authors to add their ORCIDs to their SAGE Track accounts and include their ORCIDs as part of the submission process. If you don’t already have one you can create one here.

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.3 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

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    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos.

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    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the War in History editorial office as follows:

    Simon Ball (S.J.Ball@leeds.ac.uk)

    Phillips O’Brien (ppo@st-andrews.ac.uk)

    Mary Kathryn Barbier (kathryn.barbier@msstate.edu).

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