Journal Author FAQs

Submitting My Article

  • How do I submit my article?
    • Each Berghahn Journal has its own editorial office and its own manuscript submission guidelines. Go to the list of Berghahn Journals, select the one you wish to submit to, and click on the Info for Authors tab for details on how to submit your article. Please be sure to review the submission and style guide carefully before submitting.
  • How do I contact the editor of the journal to which I would like to submit my article?
    • Each Berghahn Journal has its own editorial office. Go to the list of Berghahn Journals, select the one you wish to submit to, and click on the Info for Authors tab for details on how to contact the editorial office.
  • How do I find guidelines or instructions for authors for my specific journal?
    • Each Berghahn Fournal has its own manuscript submission guidelines. Go to the list of Berghahn Journals, select the one you wish to submit to, and click on the Info for Authors tab for the journal's manuscript submission and style guidelines.
  • What are some best practices in helping readers find my article, such as optimizing titles, abstracts, and keywords?
  • What are the requirements for illustrations, photos, tables, and other artwork included in my article?
    • General requirements are provided in the journal's manuscript submission and style guidelines. Go to the list of Berghahn Journals, select the one you wish to submit to, and click on the Info for Authors tab for the journal's manuscript submission and style guidelines. For more details on submitting artwork that aren't covered there, see the Artwork section in Berghahn's General Manuscript Guidelines.
  • How do I use third-party materials in my article?
    • Please see the Copyright & Permissions section below.
  • When will I know if my article has been accepted? What happens next?
    • Each Berghahn Journal has its own editorial procedures, and you should consult the individual journal's manuscript submission guidelines for more detail. In general, the journal's editorial office will contact you to let you know whether your article has been accepted and what will happen next.
  • Will I receive a copy of the journal in which I published an article?
    • Authors of article-length contributions published in a Berghahn Journal will receive one complimentary copy of the issue and may purchase additional copies at a reduced. All authors of contributions published in a Berghahn Journal will receive a PDF of their article (or of the section in which their review appears) and online access to the entire issue. Berghahn also offers contributors who are not yet subscribed to the journal a 40% discount off the first year of subscription. For more details, please see our On Acceptance & Publication page.
  • How may I post and distribute my article?
    • Please see the Copyright & Permissions section below.
  • What can I do to increase the readership of my article online?

Copyright & Permissions

  • Why does Berghahn require a copyright transfer agreement?
  • How do I use third-party materials in my article?
    • When your article is accepted for publication, you must clear any required reproduction rights for any figures, photos, or text belonging to a third party, including any content found online, unless you can provide proof that no permission is indeed. Authors should request non-exclusive worldwide rights in all formats and media (print and online). Your journal's editor will require written correspondence attesting to the granting of permission. Should a fee be required, please first check that the quality of the materials you would receive is acceptable to the journal. Please also note that contributors are responsible for clearing any fees related to the reproduction of any copyrighted materials. Further information, including the preparation and technical requirements of these materials, can be found in the Artwork section of Berghahn's General Manuscript Guidelines.
  • How do I obtain permission to publish original material from Berghahn Journals in my article?
  • How can I use my article?

Open Access

  • How can I arrange to have my article open access in a subscription journal?

Recommend a Berghahn Journal to Your Library

  • My library does not subscribe to a journal I wish to read, what do I do?
    • If your library does not have a current subscription, please recommend the journal to your library using the online recommendation form on the journal’s homepage. Your recommendation plays an important part in collections determinations and bolsters our own on-going outreach.

Other

  • Where can I register to receive books and journals information from Berghahn?
  • Where can I search my journal’s content online and that of other Berghahn Journals?
    • All of our content can found at www.berghahnjournals.com, where you can browse online tables of contents and abstracts, purchase individual articles, order a sample copy, or recommend the journal to your library.