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New Orleans Historical and Cultural Review
A New Online Publication

Southern University at New Orleans is initiating a new online
scholarly publication focusing on the history and culture of the
city of New Orleans, Louisiana and the surrounding region. Given
the recent epic events surrounding the devastation of the area by
Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, the editors wish to document
unique aspects of the area's history and culture as well as
exploring how those unique qualities are reflected in the region's
cultural response to the challenge these events present. The
publication is intended to become a mixture of scholarly research
and a select presentation of original creative works of literature,
music and art reflective of the regional influences on the

Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts and creative works should be submitted by May 1, 2007
for inclusion in the initial issue of the publication, slated for
release as an online publication in June 2007.

All submissions are subjected to review by the publication editorial
board and selected readers.

Research articles produced by scholars worldwide judged by the
editorial board to meet the standards of scholarship and to advance
the study and understanding of the culture and history of New
Orleans and the surrounding region will be accepted for
Submissions of original creative works produced by the citizens of
New Orleans and its environs will also be considered for

Authors of research articles and originators of creative works
published will by their submission of materials for consideration,
give certain copyright permissions to the editors of the
publication. Originators and authors will retain copyright to their
own work, while granting the publication full copyright clearance
for use of their work within the publication, as an advertisement or
fund-raising tool for the publication, or as presented in
aggregators' databases as contents of the publication.

Article Length 10-20 pages (3,000-5,000 words)

Review Length 3-4 pages (900-1,200 words)

Manuscripts should be submitted using MLA style format as a guide.

All manuscripts should be double-spaced with 1 inch margins.

Manuscripts should be typed in the Microsoft Word word-processing

Please spell-check all text.

The title page should include the author's complete name, address,
telephone number, e-mail address, and professional affiliation.

A short author biography, including any prior publication history
highlights, should be included on a separate page behind the title

An abstract should be included on a separate sheet behind the bio.

References for works cited should be complete and listed in a
separate Reference List at the end of the article.

Sequentially numbered endnotes should be employed for in text
citations, using short form reference style.

Illustrations should be submitted in copy-ready format and, if not
the property of the author, should be accompanied by written
permission from the owner of each image for its reproduction.

Authors are responsible for the factual accuracy of their text and
notes. The editors are not responsible for fact-checking, although
discovered errors will be addressed.

Accepted manuscripts will be edited for grammar, consistency and
clarity. Such edits will be submitted to the author for review and
incorporation prior to publication.

Please submit 2 paper copies by mail, as well as 2 electronic copies
by either floppy disk, or CD/RW or e-mail attachment. Manuscripts
should be mailed to R. Giusti, Leonard S. Washington Memorial
Library, Southern University at New Orleans, 6801 Press Drive,
Building 27, New Orleans, Louisiana 70126, United States of
America. E-mail attachments should be sent to

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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