Submission Guidelines

Journal of American Ethnic History

The Journal of American Ethnic History (JAEH) addresses various aspects of North American immigration history and American ethnic history, including background of emigration, ethnic and racial groups, Native Americans, race and ethnic relations, immigration policies, and the processes of incorporation, integration, and acculturation. Each issue contains articles, review essays, and single book reviews. The journal also features occasional scholarly forums, "Research Comments" (short essays that furnish important information for the field, a guide to further research, or other significant historical items that will stimulate discussion and inquiry), and "Teaching and Outreach" essays which focus on innovative teaching methods or outreach efforts. The journal also publishes special issues grouping articles and essays on specific topics or themes.

The JAEH practices a double-blind review process. Because submissions are evaluated anonymously, the author’s name should appear only on the title page. Electronic versions of the manuscript should be submitted as Microsoft Word email attachments to Articles should ideally not exceed 10,000 words, not including notes, tables, etc. All article submissions should include an abstract no longer than 250 words and a brief author bio. Previously published work or work currently under consideration elsewhere will not be reviewed.

JAEH follows the guidelines of the Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition). JAEH uses endnotes as the method of citation. Manuscripts not submitted in accordance to these standards may not be considered for review.

Once a manuscript is accepted for publication, authors may choose to enhance their work with illustrations. It is the responsibility of the author to obtain authorization from copyrights holders for images and text reprinted in the JAEH. Electronic and print rights are required. All illustrations are reproduced in black-and-white. The author is required to submit the original permission letters for all copyrighted material used in his/her manuscript. Authors should insert call-outs into the text where the images would appear (for example, <Insert Figure 1 near here>). All figures or illustrations should be submitted as TIFF image files formatted as 300 dpi grayscale and line art should have a resolution of 1200 dpi or better.

Send correspondence regarding manuscripts to Suzanne M. Sinke, electronically at or per post at

Suzanne M. Sinke
Department of History
Florida State University
113 Collegiate Loop
401 Bellamy Building
Tallahassee, FL  32306-2200. 

Correspondence regarding book reviews should be sent to:

Ely Janis
Department of History, Political Science, and Public Policy,
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
375 Church Street
North Adams, MA 01247.