War in History
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War in History

2015 Impact Factor: 0.225
2015 Ranking: 53/87 in History | 79/86 in International Relations
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Editors
Simon Ball University of Leeds, UK
Mary Kathryn Barbier Mississippi State University, USA
Phillips O'Brien University of St Andrews, UK


eISSN: 14770385| ISSN: 09683445|Current volume: 23|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
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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    1. Editorial Policies
      1.1 Peer review policy
      1.2 Authorship
    2. Article types
    3. How to submit your manuscript
    4. Publishing Policies
      4.1 Publication Ethics
      4.1.1 Plagiarism
      4.2 Journal contributor’s publishing agreement
      4.3 SAGE Choice and Open Access
    5. Declaration of conflicting interests policy
    6. Other conventions
    7. Acknowledgments
      7.1 Funding acknowledgement
    8. Permissions
    9. Manuscript style
      9.1 File types
      9.2 Journal style
      9.3 Reference style
      9.4 Manuscript preparation
      9.4.1 Keywords and abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
      9.4.2 Corresponding author contact details
      9.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
      9.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
      9.4.5 English language editing services
    10. After acceptance
      10.1 Proofs
      10.2 E-Prints
      10.3 SAGE production
    11. Further information

    War in History welcomes submissions on all aspects of war in history across all periods.

     

    1. Editorial Policies

    1.1 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.

    1.2 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.

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    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.

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    3. How to submit your manuscript

    War in History is hosted on SAGE Track, a web-based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne� Manuscripts. Please read the manuscript submission guidelines below and then simply 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.

    All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, please contact the editors at editorswarinhistory@gmail.com.

    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

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    4. Publishing Policies

    4.1 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

    4.1.1 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.

    4.2 Journal 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 our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    4.3 SAGE Choice and Open Access

    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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    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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    6. Other conventions

    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.'

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    7. 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.

    7.1 Funding Acknowledgement

    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. 

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    8. Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining 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 visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    9. Manuscript style

    9.1 File types
    Microsoft Word is preferred. No artwork should be included in the text files. Any artwork provided on disk should be in either TIFF, or EPS format. Each piece of artwork should be saved as a separate file.

    When preparing your paper:
    > Use the minimum formatting
    > Roman, bold and italic type can be used, but use only one typeface and size
    > Capitals should be used only where they are to appear in the finished text
    > The text should be ranged left and unjustified, with hyphenation cancelled
    > Indents, underlining and tabs should be avoided unless absolutely necessary
    > Headings and paragraphs should be separated by two carriage returns
    > There should be only one space between words and only one space after any punctuation

    9.2 Journal Style
    War in History conforms to the following SAGE house style. Click here to review the guidelines.

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

    9.4. Manuscript Preparation
    The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point.

    9.4.1 Keywords and Abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
    The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting SAGE’s Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

    9.4.2 Corresponding Author Contact details
    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors.

    9.4.3 Guidelines for submitting 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. If, together with your accepted article, you submit usable colour figures, these figures will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. If a charge applies you will be informed by your SAGE Production Editor. 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.

    9.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
    War in History does not currently accept supplemental files.

    9.4.5 English Language Editing services
    Non-English speaking authors who would like to refine their use of language in their manuscripts might consider using a professional editing service. Visit English Language Editing Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    10. After acceptance           

    10.1 Proofs
    We will email a PDF of the proofs to the corresponding author.

    10.2 E-Prints
    SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit http://www.sagepub.co.uk/authors/journal/reprint.sp.

    10.3 SAGE Production
    At SAGE we place an extremely strong emphasis on the highest production standards possible. We attach high importance to our quality service levels in copy-editing, typesetting, printing, and online publication (http://online.sagepub.com/). We also seek to uphold excellent author relations throughout the publication process.

    We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our author service levels. On publication all corresponding authors will receive a brief survey questionnaire on your experience of publishing in War in History with SAGE.

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    11. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to one of the editors: Simon Ball (S.J.Ball@leeds.ac.uk), Phillips O’Brien (Phillips.O’Brien@glasgow.ac.uk), Mary Kathryn Barbier (mkb99@history.msstate.edu).

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