Call for Papers - The Scribe

The Jewish Historical Society of British The Scribe 2009Columbia’s journal, The Scribe has been in existence since 1979. In 2009 it became an annually-published journal with occasional peer-reviewed articles.

The Jewish Historical Society of British Columbia is seeking submissions for the upcoming issue of The Scribe.

Contributions may include scholarly essays, oral history interviews, commentary, and book and exhibit reviews. All scholarly essays and oral histories should in some way pertain to Jewish life in British Columbia. Comparisons between BC and other localities will also be considered. Commentary and reviews may focus on Jews in BC, on the West Coast (including the western US states), or in Canada generally. Scholarly essays may fall into the disciplines of history, art or literary criticism, or the social sciences. 

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Submissions should be in editable text format (MS Word preferred) and prepared using the Chicago Manual of Style. The preferred length for articles is 5,000 - 10,000 words, but shorter or longer submissions will be considered and reviewed. Proposals should be ready for peer-reviewing, with the author's name, contact information, and article title on a separate page. A first page of the article should include the title and a 150-word abstract.

Submissions should be sent to Editor at  Proposals are only accepted electronically as e-mail attachments, indicating “The Scribe – Call for Papers” in the subject line.

Book reviews and other material not requiring peer-reviewing should be submitted as an e-mail attachment in MS Word or another editable text format.

* By submitting a work, you are guaranteeing that it is your own work. By submitting a work, you agree to grant the Jewish Historical Society of BC the right to publish that work in the Scribe Journal for no payment. Future publication of your work is included in your granting of publication rights to the Jewish Historical Society of BC.

For more information on submitting articles please contact:
The Jewish Historical Society of British Columbia
Phone: 604-257-5199