California History is the top-flight historical journal of California. As such, it is committed to publishing well-researched, thoughtfully argued pieces that go well beyond a purely descriptive narrative. Published quarterly, California History accepts electronic submissions year-round through http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ucpress-ch.
Manuscripts, including endnotes, must not exceed 14,000 words. All article submissions must be accompanied by an abstract no longer than 500 words.
Essays: The journal seeks reflective essays on virtually any aspect of California history, life, and culture. Unlike Features, Essays can be of varying length and rarely require citations.
The Map Room:
The Map Room section features both original maps (in .eps format) and historic reproductions (in .tiff format) that illustrate historical trends in California. Accompanied by short (usually 300 word) essay.
The Leading Edge:
Submissions to The Leading Edge should highlight research in progress. The research should be current, timely, and probing. Descriptions should include visuals (maps, photographs, documents).
All text, including quotations and footnotes, should be prepared in double-spaced typescript according to The Chicago Manual of Style (University of Chicago Press). Because submissions are evaluated anonymously, the author's name should appear only on the title page.