Publishing Policies of the JTAH.org
Following are the Policies governing the publishing of the Journal of Texas Archeology and History annual volume and Special Publications:
• Who Can Submit
• Types of articles JTAH Will Consider
• Submission Process
Who Can Submit?
JTAH accepts manuscripts from authors conducting scholarly research in archeology and history that is relevant to the Texas Borderlands Region (Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Northern Mexico) provided he/she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article subject to the copyright requirements of the JTAH.org. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).
Types of Articles JTAH Will Consider
JTAH accepts manuscripts primarily of original research but will consider articles of critical reviews, critical essays, and evidence summaries covering topics in all fields of archeology and history that advances intellectual inquiry in the field. Each manuscript submitted should investigate an original idea or set of ideas or circumstance, and may be empirical, critical, or theoretical in nature.
Critical reviews and critical essays should analyze and contribute an interpretation, or analytical perspective, or new theme or concept to a theory or body of work. Critical review essays may include essays about a collection of published scholarship.
All authors are required to submit their work electronically into our review system via email to the Editor-in-Chief. Authors submitting their manuscript should provide their contact information in a cover sheet or transmittal email that includes: First and last name; email address; phone number. The author will be asked to provide the following details for each submission:
Keywords: Please include 5-8 keywords that best describe your submission. These are to make sure the article is discoverable on the internet and generate the most “hits” by individuals seeking information on those subjects.
Abstract: Please include an abstract that describes the nature of the work. Abstracts should be clear, and self-explanatory, and not exceed 250 words.
Cover Letter: Not required but may be submitted as a brief statement of the purpose of your submission and any additional relevant information regarding the submittal.
Deadline for Submissions: There is no deadline. Manuscripts may be submitted at any time. As a digital publication, we will add peer reviewed and approved articles as they occur. The current volume will be closed on December 31 and the next volume will open on January 01. If your submittal misses the current volume, it may be included in the next one.
Revisions To Paper Submitted: Any revision to an existing submission should be made to the original file already submitted by an author, and not made as a separate, additional submission. Authors must contact the Editor-in-Chief to discuss coordination of the re-submittal to avoid confusion and duplication of effort.