CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – Past Imperfect Volume XXVI (2024)

Past Imperfect is a peer-reviewed graduate student journal based out of the Department of History, Classics, &
Religion at the University of Alberta. We are currently welcoming submissions in English from graduate
students in all areas of history, classics and religion for publication in its twenty-sixth annual edition. This
open access journal provides an opportunity for developing scholars to gain experience with peer-reviewed
academic publishing.

Past Imperfect welcomes original research articles and book reviews covering a broad range of both time and
geography. The journal especially encourages the submission of revised term papers, conference
presentations, or thesis chapters. Articles that appear in Past Imperfect are abstracted in “America: History
and Life” and “Historical Abstracts.”

Please include one copy of your work, which must have all identifiers removed, along with an abstract of no
more than 300 words, and a cover page containing your contact information.

Authors should submit their documents by June 30th, 2024 for consideration in the 2024 issue. For more
information or to submit please contact [email protected].

Submission Guidelines for Articles and Reviews
1. Research Articles
Submissions will undergo a blind review process by two to three reviewers (including at least one
faculty member).
Reviewers make their recommendations for publication based on the following criteria:
Style & Structure:
– Approximately 20-30 double-spaced pages
– Clarity and coherence
– Structured and organized presentation
– Adherence to the Chicago Manual of Style
-no more than 5 images
Originality & Argumentation:
– Based on primary sources
– Sound methodology
– Conversant with relevant literature
– Sophisticated analysis

2. Reviews
– Approximately 4-6 double-spaced pages
– Reviews of works published in the previous five years
– Adherence to the Chicago Manual of Style