~ West Texas Historical Association ~

Submitting an Article or Book Review for Publication
in the West Texas Historical Review

Regarding Articles:


  • Submitted papers will be submitted to a blind peer-review process, where they will be assessed in regard to their applicability to West Texas history as well as their scholarly merit.

  • Submitted papers should be approximately 15-20 pages in length, double-spaced, with endnotes.  The paper must be in Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx file type).

  • Digital copies of the papers may be submitted by email to the Editor, whose contact information may be found to the right. No physical copies are required. Do not submit end notes in a separate document.

  • Authors must submit a one sentence biographical statement with their paper, including their name, position/occupation, institution, and residence. For example: “Monte L. Monroe is the Southwest Collection Archivist at Texas Tech University.”

  • Authors will be notified of the receipt of their submission.

  • Editorial staff will verify submission’s adherence to content, style, and citation guidelines.

  • Authors will be notified of submitted papers’ acceptance, rejection, or suggested revisions for re-submission.

Regarding Book Reviews:


  • Include a Chicago-style citation of the book at the top of the review, but do not include it in the header.

  • 400-word minimum, but no more than 700 words.

  • Provide parenthetical citations in reference to page number(s) cited within the review work. Do not cite outside sources.

  • Provide the authors name and institutional affiliation--typically a university--at the end of the review. If the author is not associated with an institution, provide the author's city and state.

 

Note Format Examples:

Please follow the endnote guidelines of the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition.

BOOKS



Basic form:
  • Robin W. Doughty, Wildlife and Man in Texas: Environmental Change and Conservation (College Station: Texas A&M Univ. Press, 1983), 122-25.

Short form (for subsequent citations):

  • Doughty, Wildlife and Man, 121.

Multivolume work:

  • H. P. N. Gammel (comp.), The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 (10 vols.; Austin: Gammel Book Co., 1898), 1, 1094.

Short form (for subsequent citations):

  • Gammel (comp.), The Laws of Texas, I, 1094.

Edited work:

  • Euginia Horstman Connally (ed.), National Parks in Crisis (Washington, D. C.: National Parks & Conservation Assoc., 1982), 121.

Short form (for subsequent citations):

  • Connally, National Parks in Crisis, 121.

Article in edited work:

  • Martin Melosi, Lyndon Johnson and Environmental Policy,” in The Johnson Years, ed. Robert A. Devine (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1987), 121.

Short form (for subsequent citations):

  • Melosi, Lyndon Johnson and Environmental Policy,” 121.

Reprinted work:

  • Mattie Austin Hatcher, The Opening of Texas to Foreign Settlement, 1801-1821 (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1927; reprint, Philadelphia: Porcupine Press, 1976), 121-123.

Short form (for subsequent citations):

  • Hatcher, The Opening of Texas to Foreign Settlement, 121.

PERIODICALS



Initial Citation
:
  • Dan Flores, “Place: An Argument for Bioregional History,” Environmental History Review, 77, No 4 (Winter, 1994), 121-23.

Short form (for subsequent citations):

  • Flores, “Place: An Argument for Bioregional History,” 121-23.

  • Use Arabic versus Roman numerals for volume numbers, no matter how the journal prints them.

NEWSPAPERS



Initial Citation
:
  •  Jim Morris, “Padre Resort Deadly Idea, Critics Fear,” Dallas Times Herald, Sun., July 15 1990, sec.1, p1.

Short form (for subsequent citations):

  • Morris, “Padre Resort Deadly Idea,” p. 1

  • Include name, number or letter or section, and page number as available.

  • Author's name and article title should be included as available.

ARCHIVAL MATERIAL



Ful
l Citation:
  • “Memorial Civil War Record of Comrade William Randolph McEntire (hereafter “Memorial Record”), July 11, 1920, U Ranch Records, 1846-1996 (hereafter URR), Box 1, Folder 6, p. 6 (Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University) hereafter SWC.

Short form (for subsequent citations):

  • “Memorial Record,” URR, Box 1, Folder 6, p. 6.

  • List information in the citation in sequence from the specific item to the repository.

Full Citation, letter Example:

  • [Liquidating Agent, Commonwealth National Bank] to W. R. McEntire, Dallas, Jul. 27, 1917 McEntire Family Papers, 1821-2000 (hereafter MFP) Box 1, Folder 2, (Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University) hereafter SWC.

Short form (for subsequent citations):

  • [Liquidating Agent] to McEntire, Jul. 27, 1917  MFP, Box 1, Folder 6.

  • Most importantly, be consistent in your abbreviations when citing original archival documents.  Place personal comments in brackets.

CENSUS RECORDS



Ful
l Citation:
  • U.S. Tenth Census (1880), Travis County, Texas, Population Schedules, City of Austin (microfilm; Austin-Travis County Collection, Austin Public Library; hereafter ATCC), 921-923.

Short form (for subsequent citations):

  • U.S. Tenth Census (1880), Travis County, Texas, City of Austin (ATCC) 921-923.

  • Cite Record Group Numbers before location of item.

DISSERTATIONS AND THESES



Ful
l Citation:
  • Monte L. Monroe, “Lone Star Environmentalist: U.S. Senator Ralph W. Yarborough” (Ph.D. diss., Texas Tech University, 1999), 221.

Short form (for subsequent citations):

  • Monroe, “Lone Star Environmentalist,” 221.

  • For thesis, merely say (M.A. thesis, Texas Tech University, 1990), 221.

PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE AND INTERVIEWS



Ful
l Citation:
  • Glenn Biggs to Monte Monroe, April 13, 1990, interview (tapes in possession of author, hereafter cited as author).

  • Glenn Biggs, San Antonio to Monte Monroe, Lubbock, April 13, 1990 (original in possession of author, hereafter cited as author).

  • Glenn Biggs to Monte Monroe, Lubbock, April 13, 1999, e-mail (printed copy in possession of author, hereafter cited as author).

Short form (for subsequent citations):

  • Biggs to Monroe, Apr. 13, 1990 (interview, author).

  • Biggs to Monroe, Apr. 13, 1990 (letter, author).

  • Biggs to Monroe, Apr. 13, 1999, (e-mail, author).

  • Be consistent in citing original material.  Remember to identify for the researcher where they can find the material.

  • There is no real need to cite tape number and side.

  • If the interview is located at an archive then cite location of repository as shown under archival material above and place in parentheses).

WEBSITES



Ful
l Citation:

Short form (for subsequent citations):

  • Wilson, “William Daniell,” Rootsweb.com.

  • “Abilene, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online

MAPS



Published Maps:

Short form (for subsequent citations):

  • Wilson, “William Daniell,” Rootsweb.com [Accessed Feb. 22, 2004].

  • “Abilene, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, [Accessed Wed. Mar. 30, 2004].

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Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas

79409-1041
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Contact Information:

Robert Weaver, Editor
West Texas Historical Review
WTHA
Texas Tech University
Box 41041
Lubbock, TX 79409-1041

robert.g.weaver@ttu.edu

(806) 834-5734 Work
(806) 742-0496 FAX



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