Submission of manuscripts
The Economic History Yearbook only publishes original manuscripts written in German or English; no translations. Manuscripts published in the Yearbook may not be published in other publications. All submissions are subject to a double-blind peer review with at least two reviewers.
Essay manuscripts may be sent directly to the Economic History Yearbook’s editorial team. Please send us your contribution as an email attachment (.doc or .rtf) to: email@example.com or on a CD-ROM with an accompanying identical hard copy to: Editorial Team, Economic History Yearbook, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Historisches Institut, Lehrstuhl für Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensgeschichte, 44780 Bochum.
As well as your manuscript please send:
–– an English translation of the title (if the manuscript is in German)
–– an abstract of the contribution in English (if the manuscript is in German)
–– JEL-Classification/Keywords in English
–– a short profile of and address for the author
Format of the manuscript
The following sets out essential format guidelines. A comprehensive style guide is available for download in pdf format from www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de./jwg/ both in English and in German, or can be sent to you on request. Please direct any further questions regarding format to the editorial team at the following address and phone number: Nancy Bodden, Marie Luise Strohm-Georg, Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte/Redaktion, Tel.: +49 (0)234/32-24660, Fax: +49 (0)234/32-11464
Sections of the Economic History Yearbook originally written in German adhere to the new German spelling rules (Neue deutsche Rechtschreibung). Contributions should not exceed 50 manuscript pages in length (1.5 spacing, hyphenless justification), including illustrations, graphics and tables.
Footnotes should all be at the end of each respective page, indicated by superscript numbers at the end of the respective sentence.
All tables, graphics and illustrations should as a matter of principle be clearly put together and of a good resolution (a minimum of 300dpi for graphics). They should be preceded by a title and numbered consecutively. Print space should be no more than 131mm x 190mm. All tables, graphics and illustrations should also each be sent along with the manuscript as separate data.
Bibliographies should be compiled as follows: Authors’ first names should be abbreviated. First names, surnames and editors should be italicised; editors are identified by (Ed.) behind the name. Between the name of the author and the title a comma should be inserted; the main and subtitle should be separated by a full stop. A comma should separate the title and the place of publication, the year of publication should follow without any further punctuation marks. In each case only the first place of publication should be given.
For articles in periodicals the relevant volume or book should be denoted, not the year. Volume numbers should directly succeed the periodical title, with the year following after a comma. Consecutive citations of the same author can be denoted by ‘Ibid.’. When the title of a work is repeated it can be written in abbreviated form. The first reference to a title should be made using the full title; reference to the same source thereafter may be referred to in short. Internet sources should be given with the full internet address as well as the date it was last accessed.