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Arkansas Historical Quarterly

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Editorial Staff for The Arkansas Historical Quarterly


Patrick G. Williams, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Associate Editors:

Michael Pierce, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Jeannie M. Whayne, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Assistant Editor:

Tabitha A. Orr, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Editorial Assistant:

Amanda McGee, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Board of Editors:

Kenneth C. Barnes, University of Central Arkansas, Conway

Brooks Blevins, Missouri State University, Springfield

S. Charles Bolton, University of Arkansas, Little Rock

Don C. Bragg, USDA Forest Service, Monticello

Kathleen DuVal, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Ben Johnson, Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia

Kelly Houston Jones, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville

Cherisse Jones-Branch, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro

John A. Kirk, University of Arkansas, Little Rock

Carl H. Moneyhon, University of Arkansas, Little Rock


Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts and all correspondence concerning editorial matters should be sent to Patrick G. Williams, Editor, Arkansas Historical Quarterly, at the address below. Unsolicited book reviews are not accepted.

 Arkansas Historical Quarterly
Style Guidelines for Contributors


The Arkansas Historical Quarterly welcomes submission of manuscripts based on original research in primary sources but that also employ relevant secondary sources.

Manuscripts should be double-spaced with one-inch margins.  We prefer footnotes, but endnotes are acceptable.  In either case, notes should be numbered consecutively in the text. Text and notes should be prepared according to the Chicago Manual of Style (University of Chicago Press). Three paper copies of manuscripts should be submitted.  If an essay is accepted for publication, an electronic copy will be requested.

Manuscripts will be edited to conform to the Arkansas Historical Quarterly style. The editors may also make changes for purposes of clarity or economy of expression. Any major or substantive changes will be made in consultation with the author.

Articles cannot be accepted until they conform to the specific points on citation style listed below:

  1. Books: The first citation for a published book will contain the name of the author or authors, the full title of the book, and in parentheses, the city where published, the publishing agency, and the date of publication; the parenthetical information should be followed by the volume number (where applicable) and the page number in arabic numerals. Subsequent citations should be shortened and contain the last name of the author, an abbreviated title, and the volume and page numbers.
  2. Articles: An article in a periodical is cited by full name of the author or authors, the title of the article in quotation marks, the name of the periodical in italics, the volume number (with no punctuation separating periodical name and volume number) in arabic numerals, the month (or season) and year of the issue in parentheses, followed by a colon and the page number(s). Second citations include the last name of the author, a shortened title of the article, and page number.
  3. Newspapers: Citations of newspapers should contain the name of the city in roman type (unless the city is part of the title), the title of the newspaper in italics, followed by the date (month, day, year) and the page on which the article or item appeared.
  4. Manuscript Collections: First citations to manuscript collections should supply the complete formal name of the collection, the depository, and the city and state where located. When citing correspondence, the complete names of the writer and the addressee and the date of the correspondence should be provided. The place of the writing and identifications of the correspondents do not need to be furnished. References to materials housed in the National Archives must include the record group number. References to microfilmed records should indicate the name and depository of the original collection, and, in parentheses, a statement that a microfilm copy has been used.
  5. Interviews:  First citations to interviews should give the date and locale of the interview.
  6. Electronic Sources:  Citations should give name of site, author or creator’s name if available, URL, and the date that the site was accessed.

Manuscripts will be published in the Arkansas Historical Quarterly only after being circulated to outside readers for evaluation, a process that can take some months to complete.


Patrick G. Williams
Arkansas Historical Quarterly
416 N. Campus Drive, MAIN 416
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701


Order Back Issues

Back issues of the Arkansas Historical Quarterly have limited availability. Single issues are available at $6.00 each postpaid, and back issues through 1999 are available at $3.50 each postpaid. To inquire about availability, contact: Donna Ludlow
Business Manager
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