Submission Guidelines British Columbia History Magazine

All contributors who submit content, including articles and images, to British Columbia History magazine are asked to follow the guidelines below.


  • Before submitting, become familiar with the magazine’s current range, approach and style.
  • Provide your submission in electronic format with file extension .doc or .rtf.
  • Include any citations or supplementary information using endnotes in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Provide photocopies or scans of research materials you used, referred to or quoted from (e.g., pages from books, documents or journals) for fact-checking purposes.
  • Include images or illustrations with your submission whenever possible.
  • Provide a two or three sentence biographical note about yourself and any other authors, plus a photo.
  • Email your submission to Editor, British Columbia History,


  • Provide images in .jpg or .tif format, at a minimum resolution of 300 dots per inch (dpi) or a pixel dimension of 1200 by 1500 pixels.
  • Send images as separate files.
  • Submit a confirmation of permission for use (or assurance of permission) for each image.
  • Provide image credit information for each image, including archive catalogue number if applicable.
  • Provide a suggested caption for each image.
  • If images require purchase from an institution, send low-resolution images with your submission and include information about the institution and pricing.

Writing Guidelines

British Columbia History aims to inform and engage readers. We look for articles that provide:

  • new information or perspectives
  • strong openings
  • accurate information

Editorial Process

If your manuscript is selected for publication, the Editor will contact you to discuss next steps. Editing is conducted in consultation with authors: major changes will be cleared with authors prior to publication, and authors will be asked to complete a final proof check prior to publication.

Declined submissions may not necessarily lack merit; the magazine may have recently published a similar article, may only be seeking articles that focus on a particular era or subject, or may simply have a full inventory of articles awaiting publication.

Publication Agreement

When an article has been accepted for publication, author(s) sign the British Columbia Historical Federation Publication Agreement. This agreement outlines the terms of publishing your work with the British Columbia Historical Federation (BCHF).

The Publication Agreement will be provided to accepted authors by the editorial team.


While copyright in the magazine as a whole is vested in the British Columbia Historical Federation, copyright of individual articles belongs to their respective authors, and copyright of images belongs to their respective image providers as noted.


The British Columbia Historical Federation assumes no responsibility for statements made by contributors to British Columbia History magazine.