Call for Papers

Past Imperfect is a peer-reviewed graduate student journal based out of the Department of History & Classics at the University of Alberta. We are currently welcoming submissions from graduate students in all areas of History and Classics for publication in its nineteenth annual edition. This open access journal provides an opportunity for developing scholars to gain experience with peer-reviewed academic publish-ing.

Past Imperfect welcomes original research articles and book reviews covering a broad range of both time and geography. The journal especially encourages the submission of revised term papers, conference presentations, or thesis chapters. Articles that appear in Past Imperfect are abstracted in “America: His-tory and Life” and “Historical Abstracts.”

Please include two copies of your work, one of which must have all identifiers removed, along with a 200-300 word abstract.

Authors should submit manuscripts by June 30 for consideration in the 2014 issue. For more information or to submit please contact, ATTN: Karin S Tate.

Submissions Guidelines for Articles and Reviews

1. Research Articles

Submissions will undergo a double-blind review process by two to three reviewers (including at least one faculty member).

Reviewers make their recommendations for publication based on the following criteria:

Style & Structure:
- Approximately 20-30 double-spaced pages
- Clarity and coherence
- Structured and organized presentation
- Adherence to The Chicago Manual of Style

Originality & Argumentation:
- Based on primary sources
- Sound methodology
- Conversant with relevant literature
- Sophisticated analysis

2. Reviews

- Approximately 4-6 double-spaced pages
- Reviews of works published in previous five years
- Adherence to The Chicago Manual of Style