Submission Guidelines

Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society

We welcome essays, articles, and documents about Illinois, or its Midwest region. Studies about literature, art, technology, law, or other subjects are also welcome.

Authors should follow The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. (University of Chicago Press) or imitate notes in this journal; use endnotes. Authors who desire illustrations should provide them; authors are solely responsible for obtaining any rights or permissions to reproduce. Articles average 12,000 words (including notes) but we have accepted articles from 4,000 to 15,000 words.

The Journal prefers to work with electronic files of manuscripts. Please submit your manuscript via email to: You should expect an acknowledgement within 1-5 business days. Alternatively, you may send inquiries to Dr. Mark Hubbard; Editor, JISHS; Department of History; Eastern Illinois University; Charleston, Illinois 61920-3099;

Send books for review to Dr. Timothy Draper; Book Review Editor, JISHS; Waubonsee Community College; Sugar Grove, Illinois, 60563;

Articles appearing in the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society are abstracted and indexed in both Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life. The Journal is a member of the Conference of Historical Journals.

Neither the editors nor the Illinois State Historical Society assume any responsibility for statements, whether of fact or opinion, made by contributors.



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