French Colonial History
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All manuscripts submitted for publication must be original work not published previously and not currently under consideration by any other publication. Papers submitted to the journal for publication need not have been presented at the Society’s annual meetings, nor must contributors be active members at the time they submit their work for publication. All submissions must be original research that has not been published in English or French. Translation from languages other than English or French may be considered on a case by case basis.
FCH also welcomes proposals for special issues or forums of several articles around a theme. Potential guest editors should contact the Journal Editor to discuss their proposals.
French Colonial History appears annually. Given the review and production schedules of the journal, manuscripts received prior to June 1 will have the best chance of completing the review process in time for inclusion in the following year’s issue. We strive to respond to initial submissions within two months.
To ensure publication in time for FCHS’s annual meeting, authors must be available to respond to reviewers’ comments, make revisions, and review page proofs late summer through early spring. A tentative schedule will be provided at time of submission acceptance.
Articles, normally 8,000–10,000 words in length (including notes), may be submitted in English or French. Quotations from languages other than English or French should be translated into the language in which the manuscript is written.
Manuscripts should be prepared following the guidelines below and The Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition), which MSUP uses for copyediting, punctuation, endnotes, and style. You can also refer to the MSU Press journals Style Sheet to prepare your piece for submission.
Authors should provide two abstracts, one in English and one in French, of not more than 150 words.
All manuscripts submitted for publication must be original work not published previously and not currently under consideration by any other publication.Â Papers submitted to the journal for publication need not have been presented at the Society's annual meetings, nor must contributors be active members at the time they submit their work for publication.
All contributions will be peer reviewed by French Colonial History editors and editorial board members.
Papers appearing in French Colonial History must have a signed author publishing agreement on file. Please refer to the link to read through the agreement, and be ready to sign should your piece be accepted for publication: French Colonial History Author Publishing Agreement.
It is the author/researcher’s obligation and responsibility to determine and satisfy copyright and/or other use restrictions prior to submitting materials to MSU Press for publication. Citations, permissions, and captions are required upon submission for all images. Use the FCH Permission Request Letter to obtain permission from the image’s rightsholder—we cannot publish such materials until written clearance is obtained. Electronic files accepted; all images must be minimum 300 dpi at planned publication size.