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Contributions to the History of Concepts


Information for Authors

The editors welcome contributions and ask authors to consult the Submission Guidelines and Style Guide (PDF).

The Contributions to the History of Concepts (CHOC) style guide is based on The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition. The journal uses American English punctuation and spelling, according to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary (italicize non-English words throughout that do not appear Romanized in these dictionaries).

Submitted articles may not exceed 9,000 words in length, including footnotes. Submissions that exceed 9,000 words will not be accepted for review.

Normally, Contributions to the History of Concepts will not consider for publication articles previously published elsewhere, whether in print or online, whether in English or in some other language. Articles made available via open-access repositories are considered published. The journal will not publish articles structured as interviews.

It is a condition of publication in CHOC that authors grant an exclusive license to Contributions to the History of Concepts. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain print and online permission to quote material from third-party sources and to cover any costs incurred in securing these rights. The editors should be alerted at the earliest opportunity as to any difficulty in securing these third party rights.

Ethics Statement

Authors published in Contributions to the History of Concepts (CHOC) certify that their works are original and their own. The editors certify that all materials, with the possible exception of editorial introductions, book reviews, and some types of commentary, have been subjected to double-blind peer review by qualified scholars in the field. While the publishers and editorial board make every effort to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions, or statements appear in this journal, they wish to make clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles herein are the sole responsibility of the contributor concerned. For a more detailed explanation concerning these qualifications and responsibilities, please see the complete CHOC Ethics Statement.


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