InconvenientHistory.com

A Quarterly Journal for Free Historical Inquiry
Published by: CODOH

Submission Guidelines

Languages: IH accepts material in the following languages: Czech, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovakian, Spanish.

Media Types: IH accepts three types of media: written, video, and sound. In case of the latter two, we require that a written transcript be submitted as well, for this will also be published on-line and in print.

Requirements of Content:
Topics:
History, especially modern history; civil rights and their violation, with a focus on freedom of speech and of scientific inquiry; reporting on persons and institutions involved in historiography, or involved in censorship or the struggle against it. IH prefers new and hitherto unpublished reports, reviews and research papers, but we consider republishing material of special merit as well;
Style: Systematic structure; objective; support of factual statements with references; separation of opinion from factual statements; no ad-hominem attacks; no advocating for, or justification or condoning of, the violation of anyone's civil rights.

Structure and Formatting: All submissions need to come with an abstract, preferably in English, of no more than 1,000 characters succinctly and accurately summarizing the item's contents. There is no restriction regarding the length of contributions. However, contributions which exceed some 50,000 characters or 9,000 words may be split into several parts and published in consecutive issues. Longer texts ought to be structured with section heads, nested if appropriate. Quotations in dedicated paragraphs need to be indented to set them apart from the body text. Place citations of sources into either foot- or endnotes, if possible (but not both). Use only standard font face and size for non-headline text. Limit italics to a minimum (journal names, video and book titles; foreign language expressions in English; emphasis, sparingly). Any other fancy formatting will most likely be removed (colored text, bold, underlining). Avoid formatting columns with tab characters and use tables instead, as tabs cannot be rendered in html (web) formats. For more details on how to best format your text, see the Style Sheet further below.

Author Safety: For understandable reasons, we will also publish items produced by authors using a pen name, which will, of course, be treated highly confidentially, although we cannot accept liability for disclosure by other parties. Contributions sent in anonymously, which are also welcome, can only be published if their content is ready for print.

Data:
Data Carriers:
We prefer electronic submissions either per email attachment to [email protected], or by mail using data carriers (SD card, USB stick, CD/DVD). For transferring larger files electronically, please get in touch to arrange for a file swap using a file-sharing service. Please abstain from sending in typed/printed material. The retyping/OCR processing required to fetch their content is a serious obstacle to us.
File Formats:
Text: We do our main text work with MS Word; the file formats of all major type-setting programs can be read, but for reasons of portability, file formats of *.rtf (Rich Text Format), *.html (HyperTextMarkupLanguage, i.e., Internet files), OpenDocument (*.odt) and MS-Word files (*.doc, *.docx) are preferred.
Illustrations: Artwork can be submitted as *.gif, *.jpg, *.png, *.tif and also as hard copies, if needed.
Video/Audio: *.mp4; *.mp3; subtitle files: *.srt.

Procedure: Proofs of articles considered for publication will be sent to the authors whose email address we have. The editors reserve their right to determine in which issue each item will be published, or to reject an item altogether at any time prior to publication. Royalties are paid only in case the author(s) suffer under social and/or legal persecution for expressing her/his peaceful opinion. Any physical material submitted will not be sent back unless this has been arranged beforehand.

Should you agree to these conditions, we look forward to receiving your submissions.

Sincerely

The Editors of Inconvenient History
[email protected]

Please send all physical mail to:
CODOH
c/o IH Editor
PO Box 20774
York PA 17402, USA


Style Sheet

Abstract

All submissions need to come with an abstract, preferably in English, of no more than 1,000 characters succinctly and accurately summarizing the item's contents.

Length and Structure

There is no restriction regarding the length of contributions. However, contributions which exceed some 50,000 characters or 9,000 words may be split into several parts and published in consecutive issues. Longer texts ought to be structured with section heads, nested if appropriate.

Text Formatting

Use only standard font face and size for non-headline text. Limit italics to a minimum (journal names, video and book titles; foreign language expressions in English; emphasis, sparingly). Any other fancy formatting will most likely be removed (colored text, bold, underlining). Avoid formatting columns with tab characters and use tables instead, as tabs cannot be rendered in html (web) formats.

Quotations

Words other than your own should be enclosed in double quotation marks and cited appropriately. For example: “The origins of the Nuremberg trials lay in the desire of the Allies as far back as 1943 to take revenge on the Nazi leadership, and punish the German people.”

Quotations of complete sentences or even paragraphs should be set off as block quotations, that is to say, indented. Please include quotation marks here as well, for if the indentation gets lost, it still can be identified as a quotation.

Citations

Use either endnotes or footnotes, but not both. Our automatic conversion software will render any notes as endnotes.

When citing titles in other languages, respect the standards of the language in question for capitalization in titles.

We prefer the following formats of citations, but we are not picky. As long as a source can be unambiguously identified, and as long as you cite consistently throughout your paper, it will be alright.

Books

The order of information is Author(s) or Editor(s), Title, Edition (if not the first), Volume (if a single volume is being cited out of a multivolume work, the also cite the Title of individual volume, if applicable), Series title (if appliable), Publisher, City, Year, Page numbers.

Example: Arthur R. Butz, The Hoax of the Twentieth Century: The Case against the Presumed Extermination of European Jewry, Institute for Historical Review, Torrance, Calif., 1985, pp. 100-103.

Carlo Mattogno, Jürgen Graf, Treblinka: Extermination Camp or Transit Camp?, Theses & Dissertations Press, Chicago, 2004, p. 64.

Article in a book edited by someone else

Charles Callan Tansill, “The United States and the Road to War in Europe,” in: Harry Elmer Barnes (ed.), Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace, The Caxton Printers, Caldwell, Id., 1953, pp. 139-141.

Journals

The order of information is Author(s), "Title of article," Title of periodical, Volume, Issue, Date, page number(s) or range; URL (if online).

Example: Robert Faurisson, "Confessions of SS Men Who Were at Auschwitz," The Journal of Historical Review, Vol. 2, No. 2, Summer 1981, pp. 103-107.

Newspapers

Author (if known), "Protest to Berlin is Expected Today," New York Times, August 7, 1933, A2.

Websites

Ron Paul, “Violating the Constitution with an Illegal War,” Date (if known) online: http://www.lewrockwell.com/paul/paul57.html; last accessed: Date (of last access)

Put URLs in standard Roman type, not in italics. Do not set them off in angle brackets <>

Note: When naming the city of publication, one need not indicate the state or country when that is commonly known or obvious from the name of the press itself. For example: Worchester, Mass. but not Boston, Mass. Vienna, Va. but not Vienna, Austria.

Note: Never use postal abbreviations for states in citations. For example, for Virginia, the abbreviation is Va., not VA. When in doubt, consult: http://www.stateabbreviations.us/

Acronyms and Initials

Set acronyms entirely in capital letters with no periods e.g., FBI not F.B.I.

Spell out acronyms the first time you use them, followed by the acronym in parentheses.

Italicize acronyms made up of non-English words (e.g., RSHA) unless the acronym also serves as a name (DEGESCH, not DEGESCH). Capitalize according to usage.

Capitalization

Do not capitalize the word revisionist.

Do capitalize the word Holocaust (when referring to the Jewish tragedy of 1941-45).

National Socialist not Nazi (unless quoting – the term is a pejorative never used by members of that party).

Communist not Commie (unless quoting - the term is a pejorative never used by members of that party).

In general, titles of individuals are capitalized only when used with person's name, e.g., President Roosevelt, Professor Faurisson, Queen Elizabeth.

Centuries and Decades

Spell out references to particular centuries, e.g. Twentieth Century not 20th century.

Dates

No apostrophe before s when specifying a decade or century, e.g., 1940s not 1940's.

Make sure that dates follow a consistent format. Do NOT use mere numbers, but always use at least a three-letter abbreviation for the month, if not the entire month, e.g., 18 December 1982; or Dec. 18, 1982.

Foreign Words

For English texts, foreign words should be set in italic type, e.g., Einsatzgruppen, Führer. For other languages, please respect the standards of the language in question.

Proper names with foreign words: for English texts, italicize the foreign words, but not the proper-name part e.g., Gruppe Arlt not Gruppe Arlt.

Numbers

Usually, numbers are spelled out up to "ten," and numerals are used for 11 and higher.

Miscellaneous

Follow American, not British spelling, e.g., color, not colour.

World War One and World War Two or First World War and Second World War are preferred to World War I and World War II. Never use WWI and WWII.

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