Guidelines for contributors
Each year, the journal editors issue a Call for Papers seeking contributions. Contributors should refer to both the Call for Papers and the Journal Style Guide in preparing a contribution.
The Call for Papers outlines the:
- themes of the upcoming issue
- categories for contributions
- word limits and deadlines
- specifications for accompanying materials such as photographs, illustrations and copyright
- the process for submitting your article.
The Journal Style Guide covers:
- the types of material that will be considered
- technical requirements such as file attachments and formatting
- notes and citations
- information required from contributors such as full name and contact and biographical details
- when information should be de-identified.
All research articles in the journal undergo a rigorous double-blind peer review process, based on initial editor screening and refereeing by at least two anonymous reviewers. Those submitting material for peer-review must ensure the contribution is de-identified.
The editors review editorials, reports and reviews before publication. These materials do not need to be de-identified.
Submission of multimedia files
We welcome the submission of multimedia files such as photographs, illustrations and audio and video files in the interests of making the journal more lively and accessible.
In general, access to any audio or video files will be via a public platform such as SoundCloud and You Tube, rather than hosted on the OHA website.
Please refer to the Journal Style Guide for advice on:
- file sizes and formats
- copyright and attribution
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Key dates for next issue
The next issue to be published is No. 45, 2023. The issue will be based on the theme ‘Oral History in Troubling Times: Opportunities & Challenges’.
- Peer-reviewed articles – extended to 16 December 2022
- Reports of projects, events and publications – 30 April 2023