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Journal Submissions

If you have plan to submit an article to one of our journals, please use our online submission system. This can be accessed from the journal’s home page, as can detailed instructions for authors.

Please remember that journal submissions should not have been published elsewhere, nor should they be under consideration by another journal.

Authors publishing with us are free to re-use their material in other works written or edited by themselves, with the usual acknowledgements. More details.

Book Proposals

We are interested in high quality proposals for monographs and edited volumes broadly in the field of environmental history (including cultural history with an environmental flavour, conservation history, and the history of environmental ideas). If the subject meshes with those explored in our journals, we could well be interested; and if not, we might be open to persuasion. Although authors should not expect all the prestige and distribution power of a larger press, what we do guarantee is intelligent, flexible and personal treatment from editors with academic backgrounds and writing experience. The same person will see your book through from proposal to printing, and we aim always to treat authors with fairness and friendliness. You can download our book proposal form here as aWord document or PDF, or contact Sarah Johnson at the address below to discuss your idea.

Publishing Standards

The White Horse Press is a small family business, but we aspire to standards of academic quality and fair dealing as high as those of the best international scholarly publishers. Here we offer brief guidance for authors, editors and reviewers regarding what we expect from them, and what they can expect from us.

AUTHORS’ RESPONSIBILITIES

Authors must not submit a manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously.

The corresponding author must ensure all named co-authors consent to publication and to being named as a co-author. All persons who have made significant scientific or literary contributions to the work reported should be named as co-authors.

All authors must warrant that their article is their own original work and cannot be construed as plagiarising any other published work, including their own previously published work. Authors should not submit previously published work, nor work which is based in substance on previously published work, either in part or whole. (Authors should be aware that editors may use CrossCheck or other search engines to screen articles for unoriginal material.)

Authors must avoid making statements in submitted articles which are defamatory or which could be construed as impugning a person’s reputation.

Authors should appropriately cite all relevant publications. Permission must be obtained for the use of any copyrighted material such as diagrams or illustrations (e.g. from libraries, published sources or the internet), and copies of such permissions may be required by the publishers before publication.

Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, should be fully cited, and the permission of the third party should be obtained. Written consent for publication should normally be obtained from people who might recognise themselves or be identified by others (e.g. from case reports, interviews or photographs).

The format of submitted articles should conform to the Instructions for Authors published on the journal’s website, and articles should be in clear English.

As part of the submission process, Authors must agree to assign copyright to The White Horse Press on publication. For further details see individual journals and our copyright web page.

PUBLISHER’S COMMITMENT

Authors are entitled to expect their submissions to be dealt with courteously and in a reasonably timely manner, according to the Guidelines for Editors and Referees below.

Research Articles are subject to Peer Review (as indicated in more detail on each journal’s home page), and acceptance for publication will often require revisions as advised by the referees. Authors of Research Articles will have the chance to review their papers during copyediting and again at the final proof stage. Book (or other media) Reviews will be edited as necessary by the Reviews Editor and will not necessarily be returned to authors for correction.

Authors are entitled to receive pdf copies of the final versions of their articles; these can be supplied to colleagues as offprints but must not be posted publicly online. For further details see our permissions and copyright web page.

There is no automatic ‘Right of Reply’ to published criticisms, but concise responses to Research Articles which clarify or correct misconceptions or offer substantive responses will often be welcomed as Discussion Articles. A word limit must be agreed in advance with the Editor. Normally the original author(s) will be invited to reply to any points raised. Discussion Articles will be edited as necessary by the journal editors; they are not normally subject to Peer Review, though this is at the Editor’s discretion. Replies to Book (or other) Reviews are not normally considered.

The publishers are committed to making the whole publication process a pleasant experience for authors - from initial submission to copyediting and final proofs. We will try to respond promptly and personally if you need help at any stage or are seriously dissatisfied in any way.

EDITORS’ RESPONSIBILITIES

Journal editors should treat all submissions equitably regardless of race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the author(s).

Journal editors may reject a submitted manuscript without resort to formal peer review if they consider it to be inappropriate for the journal, or if it fails to meet the standards prescribed in the journal’s Instructions for Authors.

Journal editors should keep the peer review process confidential; information or correspondence about a manuscript should not be shared with anyone outside of the peer review process.

Journal editors should make all reasonable effort to process submitted manuscripts in an efficient and timely manner.

Journal editors should arrange for the peer review of any original research article authored by themselves to be delegated to a member of the editorial or advisory board as appropriate.

If a journal editor learns that an article published in the journal contains material errors, they should consult the publishers about publication of an appropriate correction.

Any work presented in a submitted article should not be used in a journal editor’s own research except with the consent of the author and appropriate referencing.

REFEREES’ RESPONSIBILITIES

Referees should should treat all submissions equitably regardless of race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the author(s).

Referees should keep the peer review process confidential; information or correspondence about a manuscript should not be shared with anyone outside of the peer review process.

Referees should provide a constructive, comprehensive, substantiated and appropriately substantial peer review report.

Referees should avoid making statements in their report which might be construed as impugning any person’s reputation. They should avoid any ad hominem remarks.

Referees should make all reasonable effort to submit their report and recommendation in a timely manner, informing the editor if this is not possible.

Referees should call to the journal editor’s attention any significant similarity between the manuscript under consideration and any published paper or submitted manuscripts of which they are aware.

Any work presented in a submitted article should not be used in a referee’s own research except with the consent of the author and appropriate referencing.


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