Submit an Article to the Journal

How to Submit an Article

Manuscripts dealing with any aspect of Mormon history (any tradition tracing its origin to Joseph Smith Jr.) will be considered. While articles based on disciplines other than history are acceptable, the focus should be on the past. Primary consideration is given to manuscripts that make a significant contribution to the knowledge of the Mormon past through new interpretations and/or new information. Articles should be approximately 10,000 words in length. Articles longer than 15,000 words (including end or footnotes) will not be considered. Acceptance is based on originality, use of primary sources, literary quality, accuracy, and relevance. Reprints and simultaneous submissions are not accepted. The journal uses the Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition). Articles should use footnotes.

Submissions should be sent to Journal of Mormon History, at Inquiries can be addressed to the editor Jessie L. Embry, Editor at The author’s name and contact information should be located on a page separate from the manuscript. Illustrations do not need to be submitted until the article has been accepted but submissions should include a list of possible illustrations and a description of them in a cover letter. The peer reviewed evaluation process will take approximately 90 days.

Once an article is accepted for publication, authors must supply figures and illustrations of sufficient quality for print reproduction. TIF files are preferred, but we may accept JPG, GIF, or EPS. Resolution must be at least 300 dots per inch (dpi) for photos and illustrations. For maps and other line art, 1200 dpi is optimal. Tables should be submitted in Microsoft Word format and may be included at the end of the article file. Permission to reproduce any images and text are the responsibility of the author and must be supplied with the final accepted manuscript.

The Journal of Mormon History is now being published by the University of Illinois Press. Authors will be required to sign a consent to publish form which gives the copyright to the Press. Those with concerns should contact JMH editor Jessie Embry.

Please see the Journal’s style guide HERE based on the Chicago Manual of Style and its specifications for photographs and other illustrative materials.

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