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Author Guidelines

There are three categories for submissions:

  1. Academic articles
  2. Creative works (including, but not limited to, poetry, prose, visual art, photography)
  3. Book reviews

Style and Format

TNHJ uses the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition for editorial decisions with regard to style.  Manuscripts should adhere to the following:

  • Length
    • Academic articles should fall between 2,500 and 3,500 words including notes and bibliography
    • Creative works should fit on no more than six pages
    • Book reviews should not exceed 1,500 words
  • A teaching artifact must accompany all academic article and creative submissions and should not exceed one page. The teaching artifact should be the final page of manuscript (after notes and bibliography)
  • Formatted as .doc or .docx only
  • To ensure anonymous peer review, do not include your name or any identifying information in the manuscript. You can find more information about removing identifying information from a Word document here:
  • Any and all photography or other images must be the property of the author

Academic Articles and Book Reviews

  • Text should be left-justified using 12 point font
  • Double-spaced throughout
  • Include page numbers

Creative Works

  • Artists should consider the journal's digital platform.
  • Artist’s statements are welcome, but not required.

Online Submission

        Please include the following on the online submission form:

  • Author name and submission title
  • Author bio (50-100 words)
  • Abstract or description of the work (150 words)
  • 3-5 key words


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; and employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses).
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  5. The instructions in Ensuring an Anonymous Review have been followed.
  6. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  7. To comply with the terms of the publisher's Crossref membership, Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) must be included with references when they are available. To check for DOIs, you can use the Free DOI Lookup form on the Crossref website. By checking the box, you assert that you have included DOIs where applicable.

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