The ANNALS does not accept individual articles for publication. If you are a contributor to a forthcoming volume, please access the Guidelines for Editors and Authors below. If you are interested in publishing with The ANNALS, you may submit a proposal to be a Special Editor of an entire journal volume. Please see the “Submit a Proposal” page for directions about how to do so.

Special editors of and contributors to forthcoming special issues should access the full Guidelines for Editors and Authors, which includes the information below as well as other necessary guidelines for article submission.

Editorial Specifications

In general, The ANNALS follows the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS), 15th edition, especially as to references, but with modifications. On numbers, we follow the simpler rule for scientific texts (see Guidelines for fuller explanation). Critical points are to be sure that

  1. Every citation has a reference, and every reference is cited.
  2. Direct quotes include page number(s) from the original source.
  3. Acronyms, abbreviations, and jargon are defined, unless they are well-known (such as FBI) or in the dictionary or CMS; When in doubt about form, consult the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition, or feel free to contact The ANNALS’ managing editor.
Reference Style

The ANNALS uses a system of in-text author-date-page number citations plus a reference list at the end of the manuscript. Enclose the citations in parentheses and include the author’s surname, the year of publication, and page number(s) (if a direct quote is used).

E.g., in-text: (Smith 2009, 12) or (Smith 2009).

List the sources in the Reference List alphabetically by author’s surname.

Please consult the full Guidelines for Editors and Authors for examples of how to reference different types of sources.

Any substantive notes (i.e., to explain or amplify, rather than to identify a source) should be endnotes. If a quote or information in text was obtained from personal communication, please include the in an endnote. Again, please consult the full Guidelines for Editors and Authors for what to include in such an endnote.

Tables and Figures

Please include captions:

Table 1
1965–2005 Trends in U.S. Activity Times

Indicate in the text of the manuscript where tables and figures should appear.

Tables/charts and figures MUST be manipulable Word or Excel documents; photos should be high-resolution (in JPEG, TIFF, or EPS formats) and suitable for black-and-white reproduction.

You can find these and other important guidelines in the full Guidelines for Editors and Authors. Should you have any questions or need any clarification about the guidelines, please contact The ANNALS’ managing editor.