Abstracts must be submitted alongside an academic CV.
Articles should be 6,000-8,000 words in length, excluding notes and bibliography.
Book, film, television, and web reviews should be approximately 750 words.
Articles are to be submitted in UK English. For referencing, 49th Parallel uses the Chicago Manual of Style notes and bibliography system. Please visit http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html for more details. Articles which do not comply with this format will not be published.
All text based articles to be sent in Microsoft Word format, including endnotes and a bibliography. Text should be Times New Roman, size 12. The article title must be centred at the top of the first page, size 13, but not in bold or italicised.
Submissions should comply with the following:
- The authors name should not appear within the article aside from references to relevant other works. This is in order to comply with our policy of anonymous peer-review.
- All relevant illustrations, tables, audio-visual material must be submitted along with the manuscript.
- When submitting by email, all illustrations and audio-visual material must be sent as a separate email.
- Endnotes should be used instead of footnotes, and all article submissions must include a full bibliography.
Manuscripts will not be considered if they do not comply with the guidelines, or if they have been published elsewhere or are under consideration at another journal.
The Editors will provide confirmation of receipt and find a suitable peer reviewer. All Manuscripts are peer-reviewed anonymously. The Editors will contact the author with any suggested alterations, once an assessment of the submission has been received from reviewers. Articles returned to the editors with a status of 'major revisions' may be sent out for peer review a second time once the author believes s/he has addressed all of the peer reviewers concerns.
Once a Manuscript has been formally accepted, the Editors will send copyright forms that must be completed by the author and returned prior to the publication on the journal. More details will be provided.
The Editors' decisions are final and are not subject to appeal.
Please note that the editors will always send an email to confirm receipt of submissions -- therefore, if you don't receive an email confirmation, this means that the editors haven't received your submission.
To submit, contact the Editors at 49thParallel@bham.ac.uk
Alternatively via post at:
Department of American and Canadian Studies,
University of Birmingham,
Books and documentaries available for review
Timothy Corrigan, American Cinema in the 2000s: Themes and Variations (Rutgers University Press, 2012)
David Leverenz, Honor Bound: Race and Shame in America (Rutgers University Press, 2012)
Julian E. Zelizer, Governing America: The Revival of Political History (Princeton University Press, 2012)
Frederik Byrn Kohlert, The Chicago Literary Experience: Writing the Century: 1893-1953 (Copenhagen: Museum Tuscalunum Press, 2011)
D. C. Gill, How We Are Changed by War: A Study of Letters and Diaries from Colonial Conflicts to Operation Iraq: Freedom (Routledge, 2010)
James E. Block, The Crucible of Consent: American Child Rearing and the Forging of Liberal Society (Harvard University Press, 2012)
Jeffrey Geiger, American Documentary Film: Projecting the Nation (Edinburgh University Press, 2011)
Joanna L. Grossman and Lawrence M. Friedman, Inside the Castle: Law and the Family in 20th Century America (Princeton University Press, 2011)
Daniel Mockli and Victor Mauer (eds.), European-American Relations and the Middle East: From Suez to Iraq (Routledge, 2010)
Butterflies and Bulldozers (2010)
If you would like to join our team of reviewers, please email the editors.