Notes for contributors

The instructions below are specifically directed at authors, or contributors, who wish to submit a manuscript to Landscape History. For general information, please visit the Taylor & Francis Author Services website.

Landscape History considers all manuscripts on the strict condition that:

  • The manuscript is your own original work, and does not duplicate any other previously published work, including your own previously published work.
  • The manuscript has been submitted only to Landscape History; it is not under consideration or peer review or accepted for publication elsewhere.

  • The manuscript contains nothing that is abusive defamatory, libellous, obscene, fraudulent, or illegal.

By submitting your manuscript to Landscape History you are agreeing to any necessary originality checks your manuscript may have to undergo during the peer-review and production processes.

Any author who fails to adhere to the above conditions will be charged with costs which Landscape History incurs for their manuscript at the discretion of Landscape History’s Editors and Taylor & Francis, and their manuscript will be rejected.

This journal is compliant with the Research Councils UK OA policy.

Manuscript Preperation

1. General guidelines
  • Manuscripts are accepted only in English. Spelling should follow that in the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English. Words ending in –ise should not be altered to -ize.
  • A typical article will not normally exceed 9,000 words not including tables/references/figure captions. Authors should include a word count with their manuscript.
  • Manuscripts should be compiled in the following order: title page; abstract; keywords; main text; acknowledgments; references; appendices (as appropriate); table(s) with caption(s) (on individual pages); figure caption(s) (as a list).
  • Abstracts of up to 250 words are required for all papers submitted and a number of keywords should be suggested.
  • Section headings should be concise. Two levels of subheadings may be used.
  • All the authors of a manuscript should include their full names, affiliations, postal addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses on the cover page of the manuscript. One author should be identified as the corresponding author. Please give the affiliation where the research was conducted. If any of the named co-authors moves affiliation during the peer review process, the new affiliation can be given as a footnote. Please note that the email address of the corresponding author will normally be displayed in the article PDF (depending on the journal style) and the online article.
  • Contributors are requested to supply a short biography giving background and major recent publications of not more than 50 words.
  • Please supply all details required by any funding and grant-awarding bodies as an Acknowledgement on the title page of the manuscript, in a separate paragraph, as follows:
    • For single agency grants: ‘This work was supported by the [Funding Agency] under Grant [number xxxx].
    • For multiple agency grants: ‘This work was supported b the [Funding Agency 1] under Grant [number xxxx]; [Funding Agency 2] under Grant [number xxxx].’
  • Authors must also incorporate a Disclosure Statement which will acknowledge any financial interest or benefit they have arising from the direct applications of their research.
  • For all manuscripts non-discriminatory language is mandatory. Sexist or racist terms must not be used.
  • Authors must adhere to SI units. Units are not italicised.
  • When using a word which is or is asserted to be a proprietary term or trade mark, authors must use the symbol ® or TM.
2. Style guidelines
  • Quotations: to be enclosed in single inverted commas; double inverted commas reserved for quotations within quotations. Normally, lengthy quotations will be inset in smaller print, without inverted commas, followed by reference.
  • Dates: to be given in form 20 April 1946, the era being cited as ‘32 B.C.’ or ‘A.D. 63’.
  • Numbers: figures should be used for measurement, e.g. 600 metres, but time and figures under 100 should be expressed in words. Percentages should be given in figures, e.g. ‘19 per cent per annum’, but in tables % and p.a. may be used.
  • Mathematical ScriptsSee this guide
  • Tables: the size of the printed page and its maximum capacity should be borne in mind when preparing graphs, tables and line illustrations. Tables should be numbered in Arabic and not Roman numerals (e.g. ‘Table 9’).
  • Illustrations: include only those essential to the argument. Line drawings must be of a professional standard. The final size of the illustration must be borne in mind when designing lettering etc. Photographs are welcome but must be of good quality, whether black and white or colour. Only a limited number of colour plates are possible in each volume (the editor will advise). Captions for illustrations must be included with the article.
  • Endnotes: footnotes are not acceptable but endnotes may be used where essential. They should be kept to a minimum.
  • References: References must be presented in the Harvard system, brackets in the text (e.g. Collingwood & Myers 1969, pp. 133-53): authors’ names and dates of publication, with page references unless the reference encompasses the entire work. In the bibliography, full page numbers of each article cited must be given. References should be in alphabetical order by authors’ surnames with each author’s earlier works given first. For a full description of the reference style see the reference guide.
  • Copy Preparation: Paper copy should be in 1½ spacing with good margins and pages must be numbered. Do not use footnotes – only endnotes – and ensure that a full bibliography is included. The author should retain a copy for reference.
3. Figures
  • Please provide the highest quality figure format possible. Please be sure that all imported scanned material is scanned at the appropriate resolution: 1200 dpi for line art, 600 dpi for grayscale and 300 dpi for colour.
  • Figures must be saved separate to text. Please do not embed figures in the manuscript file.
  • Files should be saved as one of the following formats: TIFF (tagged image file format), PostScript or EPS (encapsulated PostScript), and should contain all the necessary font information and the source file of the application (e.g. CorelDraw/Mac, CorelDraw/PC).
  • All figures must be numbered in the order in which they appear in the paper (e.g. Fig. 1, Fig. 2). In multi-part figures, each part should be labelled (e.g. Fig. 1(a), Fig. 1(b)).
  • Figure captions must be saved separately, as part of the file containing the complete text of the paper, and numbered correspondingly.
  • The filename for a graphic should be descriptive of the graphic, e.g. Fig. 1, Fig. 2a.
4. Publication charges

Submission fee – There is no submission fee for Landscape History.

Page charges – There are no page charges for Landscape History.

5. Colour charges

There are a limited number of colour pages within the annual page allowance. Authors should restrict their use of colour to situations where it is necessary on scientific, and not merely cosmetic, grounds. Authors of accepted papers who propose publishing figures in colour in the print version should consult the Editor-in-Chief, Dr Della Hooke at [email protected], at proof stage to agree on an appropriate number of colour pages. If the colour page budget is exceeded, authors will be given the option to provide a financial contribution to additional colour reproduction costs. Figures that appear in black-and-white in the print edition of the Journal will appear in colour in the online edition, assuming colour originals are supplied. Depending on your location, these charges may be subject to Value Added Tax.

6. Reproduction of copyright material

If you wish to include any material in your manuscript in which you do not hold copyright, you must obtain written permission from the copyright owner, prior to submission. Such material may be in the form of text, data, table, illustration, photograph, line drawing, audio clip, video, film still, and screenshot, and any supplementary material you propose to include. This applies to direct (verbatim or facsimile) reproduction as well as ‘derivative reproduction’ (where you have created a new figure or table which derives substantially from a copyrighted source).

The reproduction of short extracts of text, excluding poetry and song lyrics, for the purposes of criticism may be possible without formal permission on the basis that the quotation is reproduced accurately and full attribution is given. For further information please see this guide.

7. Supplemental online material

Authors are encouraged to submit animations, movie files, sound files or any additional information for online publication.

Manuscript submission

Papers for consideration should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief, Dr Della Hooke at [email protected].

Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts electronically. Electronic submissions should be sent as email attachments using a standard word processing program. If email submission is not possible, please send an electronic version on disk. All papers are refereed. Authors are requested to submit only finished articles. Ensure that the author’s name and address is clearly given; whenever possible, authors should supply an email address. Textual material should be supplied in Word for Windows format with the minimum of inbuilt commands. Final illustrations should not be sent by email but as hard copy — sent as originals, good computer print-outs or on CD. Plates, whether in black and white or colour should be submitted on a CD ROM; high quality back and white prints are acceptable.

Copyright and authors’ rights

To assure the integrity, dissemination and protection against copyright infringement of published articles, you will be asked to assign to the Society for Landscape studies, via a Publishing Agreement, the copyright in your article. Your article is defined as the final, definitive, and citable Version of Record, and includes: (a) the accepted manuscript in its final form, including the abstract, text, bibliography, and all accompanying tables, illustrations, data; and (b) any supplement material hosted by Taylor & Francis. Our Publishing Agreement with you will constitute the entire agreement and the sole understanding between the Society for Landscape Studies and you; no amendment, addendum, or other communication will be taken into account when interpreting your and the Society for Landscape Studies’ rights and obligations under this Agreement.

Copyright policy is explained in this guide.

Exceptions are made for certain Governments’ employees whose policies require that copyright cannot be transferred to other parties. We ask that a signed statement to this effect is submitted when returning proofs for accepted papers.

Free article access

As an author, you will receive free access to your article on Taylor & Francis Online. You will be given access to the My authored works section of Taylor & Francis Online, which shows you all your published articles. You can easily view, read, and download your published articles from there. In addition, if someone has cited your article, you will be able to see this information. We are committed to promoting and increasing the visibility of your article and have provided guidance on how you can help on how you can help. Also within My authored works, author eprints allow you as an author to quickly and easily give anyone free access to the electronic version of your article so that your friends and contacts can read and download your published article for free. This applies to all authors (not just the corresponding author).

Reprints and journal copies

Corresponding authors will receive a complimentary copy of the issue containing their article. For enquiries about reprints please contact the Taylor & Francis Author Services team at [email protected]. To order extra copies of the issue containing your article, please contact the Customer Services team at [email protected].

Open access

Taylor & Francis Open Select provides authors other research sponsors and funders with the option of paying a publishing fee and thereby making an article permanently available for free online access – open access – immediately on publication to anyone, anywhere, at anytime. This option is made available once an article has been accepted in peer review.

Peer review

All manuscript submissions are subject to initial appraisal by the Editor, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by at least two independent, anonymous expert referees. All peer review is single blind.