Submissions for the ANUHJ II are open!



The editors are inviting submissions for the next issue of the ANUHJ II

Before you submit, please refer to the guidelines below and read our FAQs if you need more information.

In addition to our guidelines, we have also published answers to some frequently asked questions in ‘Footnotes.’


The ANUHJ II welcomes submissions from undergraduates, postgraduates, academics and alumni from all Australian universities. The Journal will consider articles, object studies, lectures, reviews (books and exhibitions) and memoir pieces (authors wishing to review or submit memoir pieces, lectures or reviews are encouraged to contact the editors first as unsolicited submissions of these types will not be accepted). The Journal encourages long form book reviews and short articles (less than 3,000 words) and will also consider other types of work suitable for publication, but it is recommended that authors contact the editors before submitting their manuscript.

Please submit all manuscripts as a .docx email attachment to The submission email must include the following details:

Full name:
Manuscript title:
University affiliation:
Course, tutor and convenor (if completed during a university course):
Name and year of degree:
Contact phone number:

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure that you have read through the guidelines below.

Editorial Procedure: All contributions are reviewed by two or three reviewers and a final decision regarding publication is made by the editors. If accepted for publication, the author/s will work with the editors to prepare the manuscript for publication. All submission will be published in hard copy and electronically.

Student Submissions: Undergraduate and postgraduate submissions are highly encouraged, but will be required to meet the same standards as other submissions. It is recommended that students only consider submitting to the ANUHJ II if their manuscript either arises from highly commended work or they have been invited by the Journal’s editors to submit. All submissions must be stand-alone manuscripts that engage with primary scholarship and offer an original contribution to the existing historiography (any course-specific manuscripts would need to be altered to meet this criteria). Where student submissions do not meet the standard required for publication but are considered to have potential to be accepted on a resubmission, academic mentorship will, where possible, be offered to support students to revise and resubmit their manuscript.


Format: All submissions must be typed on A4 paper, double-spaced, with 3cm margins. The maximum length is 8,000 words, including footnotes. Submissions must include a title and an abstract (approx. 200 words) and authors must ensure that the manuscript itself is free of any personal identification to ensure anonymity can be upheld during the review process. Please note that authors must also supply a biographical note if their piece is accepted to the Journal.

Style: Submissions should be clear and accessible, avoiding jargon and using words from languages other than English sparingly and with translation. Prior knowledge should not be assumed so please ensure that you identify the context of the work and any individuals that you mention, and that you explain any specialist references.

Spelling: Please use Australian English spelling (the Macquarie Dictionary should be used for reference).

Illustrations: Illustrations are encouraged, however, authors are responsible for ensuring permissions for reproduction and for the provision of high-resolution images to the Journal for publication.

Quotations: All quotations should be set in single inverted commas if brief, and if longer than three or four lines should be indented and double-spaced without quotation marks. Double quotation marks should be reserved for quotations within quotations. Within quotations (but not at the beginning or end) use […] to indicate an omission. Words added by authors in quotations should go in square brackets.

Footnotes: Additional material beyond source references should be kept to a minimum; the reader should be able to follow the article without referring to the footnotes. Two or more consecutive references to the same source should, where possible, be grouped in the same note.

Referencing: Submissions must use Chicago-Style referencing, including footnotes and a full bibliography. Please refer to the Chicago Manual of Style for further information. This includes avoiding the use of ‘ibid’ and ‘op cit’; rather, repeat the reference in short where necessary. Please note that submissions which do not use the correct referencing system will not be accepted for peer review. All accepted publications will be expected to adhere closely to the guide provided.

Copyright and Permissions: Submitted manuscripts will be expected to contain original work and should not have been published in abridged or other form elsewhere. It is a condition of publication in the Journal that authors are required to sign an agreement with ANU Press. As part of the licence agreement, authors may use their own material in other publications provided that the ANUHJ II is acknowledged as the original place of publication.

For an example of work that adheres to the above guidelines, see previous publications with the ANUHJ II, either through the ‘Publications’ page of this website, or through the ANU Press. For authors who are unsure of how to address quotations, footnotes or referencing, we recommend adhering to the style demonstrated by these publications.


All enquiries and questions can be directed to the editors at