Philosophy of Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies

For more information, please see Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Aims and Scope page.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. We will give equal consideration to submissions by participants in the annual meetings, members of the Association, and the general public. However, the Editors will encourage all participants in the annual meetings, especially junior scholars, to submit revised versions of their papers to be considered for publication.

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General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies.

Submissions in English are preferred; however the BSPHS will accept also articles and book reviews in Spanish and Portuguese.

If you have concerns about the submission terms for Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

Manuscripts normally should not exceed 10,000 words of text (not including notes). Because this journal publishes electronically, page limit policies are not as strict as they are in the world of print publications. Editors may consider the publication of articles that include material authors might otherwise have to cut to get into a print journal. This said, authors should exercise some discretion with respect to length.

See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.

It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.

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Book Review Submission Rules

BSPHS includes reviews of current scholarly books that address issues of the history of Spain, Portugal, or their influences in the wider world.

Reviews are not voluntarily submitted, but rather are commissioned by the Book Reviewer Editor of the Bulletin.

Unless otherwise specified, the review should be no longer than 800 words and the review can be in English, Spanish or Portuguese. Reviews should be submitted in electronic format and follow the specified submission style guidelines.

Please begin the review by including all the facts of publication. The header should be structured in the following manner: Author's Last Name, First Name. Title of Work. Series if applicable. Place of publication: Publisher, Year. Pp. of introduction + pages of text. Illustrations if applicable. Close the review with your name and your institution or city of residence.

In the body of the text, use parentheses if page references are necessary. Please consult the 15th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style and a current Webster's dictionary. Please use Times 12 font double-spaced throughout.

Publishers or authors interested in having a monograph reviewed in BSPHS should contact our book review managing editor: Edward Behrend-Martinez behrendmarte@appstate.edu All reviews are commissioned by the Bulletin, unsolicited reviews are not accepted.

Books submitted are not returned, and become the property of BSPHS.

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Obituaries Policy

The Association seeks to appropriately recognize the passing of its members and people of importance to the Spanish and Portuguese historical community. Members are welcomed to submit personal remembrances to the editor of the Newsletter; obituaries emphasizing the deceased’s professional and scholarly legacy may be submitted to the Bulletin. In the case of those who have served as founders or General Secretaries of the organization, a notice will be posted on the ASPHS web page, and obituaries posted in the Newsletter and/or Bulletin according to the previous criteria. Any proposed exceptions to this policy should be submitted to the Executive Committee.

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Rights for Authors and Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.

Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, requires credit to Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies as copyright holder (e.g., Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies © 2019).

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies website and/or software agree not to misuse the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies service or software in any way.

The failure of Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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