Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Traversea is a peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to the publication of research in transatlantic history. Transatlantic history pertains to the interconnectedness of human experience and cross-cultural encounters of Europe, Africa, and the Americas (North and South) from 1500 to the present. Transatlantic history is inherently interdisciplinary, transnational, and comparative in approach and moves beyond the boundaries imposed by the concept of the nation state. The editors invite submissions that are historical, geographical, anthropological, literary, sociological, and cartographic in nature. Traversea is operated by doctoral students as a joint project between the Transatlantic History Student Organization and the doctoral program in transatlantic history at the University of Texas at Arlington.

The editors accept submissions written in English, French, Spanish, German, and Portuguese, but all authors must submit an abstract in English approximately 200 words in length.

 

Section Policies

Conference Presentations

Selected participants’ research papers from the Annual International Graduate Student Conference on Transatlantic History will be considered for publication in the “conference presentations” section of Traversea. These research papers undergo the peer-review process prior to publication.

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Independent Contributions

Graduate students and young scholars are invited to submit manuscripts of original research to the “independent contributions” section of Traversea. These research papers undergo the peer-review process prior to publication. The editors prefer to work with manuscripts no longer than 10,000 words, including tables, charts, footnotes and all bibliographical information. The editors accept submissions written in English, French, Spanish, German, and Portuguese, but all authors must submit an abstract in English approximately 200 words in length. Submissions should be written in Times New Roman 12 points and include citations in Chicago style. The inclusion of images is encouraged, but all authors are responsible for obtaining permission to publish the image and paying the required fees.

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Perspectives

"Perspectives" are non-peer reviewed articles discussing themes, issues, questions relating to the field of transatlantic history.

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Peer Review Process

Traversea is a peer-reviewed journal. Every article will be reviewed by 2-3 reviewers over a time of four weeks. Submissions should be original research papers from graduate students onwards. Reviewers are chosen according to their research interest and focus on transatlantic history.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 


ISSN: 2166-2886