Gender & History

Cover image for Vol. 28 Issue 2

Edited By: Sarah Chambers, Maud Bracke, Tracey Deutsch, Rosemary Elliot, Mary Jo Maynes, and Stuart Airlie

Online ISSN: 1468-0424

Author Guidelines

The editors of Gender & History believe that the journal should reflect and encourage a wide range of perspectives, provided that pieces are not sexist, racist, homophobic or otherwise discriminatory. The opinions expressed in articles, features and reviews are those of individual authors and do not represent editorial policy.

Manuscript submission
Before submission please ensure that you have prepared your material according to the journal guidelines and that you have current and accurate e-mail addresses for each author. Manuscripts should be submitted to the following website: 

Gender & History welcomes unsolicited submissions. We review manuscripts anonymously: that is, neither authors nor expert readers know one another’s identities. Do not include your name, address and contact information on the main manuscript.

You may follow your own country’s conventions of spelling, punctuation, etc.; simply be consistent. If your manuscript is accepted, we will work with you to put it in the journal’s house style. For citations, follow whatever reference system is customary in the Humanities in your country, with superscript numbers in the text and end-notes starting on a separate page after the text. When citing your own work, make sure that you do not identify yourself as the author of the manuscript under review; give your full name instead, just as you would for another author. Double space the notes as well as the text.

Articles published in Gender & History average 9,000 words. This is somewhat shorter than the US standard, but longer than the European one.

Manuscripts do not need to be submitted in English. The journal has a limited budget for translation of works written in other languages, and will consider publishing English versions of works previously published in other languages. Please send an abstract in English along with the manuscript.

The editors try to complete the review of submissions within three months.

References in Articles
There are several software packages available to help authors manage and format the references and footnotes in their journal article. We recommend the use of a software tool such as EndNote or Reference Manager for reference management and formatting.

EndNote reference styles can be searched for here:

Reference Manager reference styles can be searched for here:

If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement
If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

CTA Terms and Conditions

For authors choosing OnlineOpen
If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

Creative Commons Attribution License OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements.

For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit: