Acta Historica Tallinnensia publishes peer-reviewed primary research papers in the Estonian, English and German languages. Papers dealing with any aspect of history are welcome on fully international basis. The papers should be written in clear, proper language and meet the following requirements.
The title should be concise but informative.
The name(s), including one forename in full, affiliation(s), full address(es), and e-mail address(es) of the author(s) should be included. In the covering letter the corresponding author and his/her telephone and fax numbers should be indicated.
A brief abstract (approximately 250 words) should be a self-contained summary of the paper, presenting concisely the objectives of the work reported, methodology, results, and conclusions. Citations in the abstract should be avoided.
A summary presenting the aim and main results of the study should be included at the end of the article. If the article is written in Estonian, the summary should be in either English or German, and vice versa.
The volume of the manuscript (incl. references, summaries, illustrations, and tables) is preferably no more than 30 double-spaced pages.
Papers accepted become the copyright of the Estonian Academy Publishers. Upon acceptance of an article, the author(s) will be asked to sign a Copyright Transfer Agreement. Authors are responsible for obtaining, from the copyright holder, written permission to reproduce previously published (copyrighted) illustrations or tables. The authors and their employers retain full rights to reuse their material for their own purposes, with acknowledgement of its original publication in the journal.
Manuscripts can be submitted electronically by e-mail (Virve dot Kurnitski at eap dot ee). The attachment should be packed (max size 5 MB) and include:
(a) the files of the paper in Microsoft Word (.doc) or rich text (.rtf) format;
(b) original files of illustrations (eps, tif, psd, ai, cdr, xls);
(c) a copy of the identical text and illustrations in .pdf format;
(d) the covering letter.
Manuscripts can also be sent by regular mail, including:
(a) a hard copy of the text and illustrations; The files and the printouts must correspond exactly to one another. It is not necessary to incorporate any special page layout in the manuscript. Word versions are acceptable only in case the manuscript does not include complicated formulas. In both cases the authors are asked not to use specially defined macros. If it has been necessary to define the commands, they should be added to the text file. Electronic submission is preferable.
(b) the electronic version of the text and illustrations (CD, stick, etc.);
(c) the covering letter.
In the covering letter the authors should supply full contact details (incl. e-mail addresses) for at least four individuals who may be appropriate reviewers for the manuscript. Also, information about possible conflict of interests should be reported.
Illustrations should be prepared in their final format (that is no enlarging or reducing will be necessary) and fit into the print area of the journal. The maximum size is that of one journal page (127 mm × 200 mm). All illustrations must be clearly numbered and provided with the title and the name(s) of the author(s) on the reverse sides of the printouts. The appropriate place for each illustration in the text should be indicated in the margin. If necessary, the top of the figure should be indicated. All illustrations must have self-explanatory legends. The captions to illustrations should be listed separately. The text, tables, and illustrations should not repeat one another.
Dense shading for background should be avoided. The lettering (upper- and lowercase letters, italic, bold) should follow the usage in the text. Different parts of a figure should be marked by lowercase letters in parentheses. The size of symbols and lettering should not be smaller than 1.5 mm.
Illustrations should be provided in one of the following formats:
Raster graphics (such as photographs or scanned line-art):
- .cdr (CorelDraw, save as version 6 or a later one)
- .ai (Adobe Illustrator)
- .eps (Encapsulated Post Script)
- .xls (Microsoft Excel, save as an Excel worksheet; should contain spreadsheet and embedded chart)
Mixed vector and raster graphics:
- .tif (Tagged Image Format, use LZW compression to reduce file size significantly)
- .psd (Adobe Photoshop)
Make sure that any artwork is at the appropriate minimum resolution: 300 dpi for halftones and greyscales, 600 dpi for combinations (line art and halftones together), and 600 dpi for line art.
- .eps (Encapsulated Post Script)
Photographs should be submitted as clear black and white prints on glossy paper. Digital and scanned photographs should be saved as tif or eps files at a resolution of at least 300 dpi.
Colour illustrations are accepted if they are essential to the presentation. The images should be in CMYK mode (resolution at least 300 dpi). Authors will be asked to cover the full cost incurred in colour printing. Further information concerning colour illustrations can be obtained from the executive editor.
The documentary-note or humanities style is used for bibliographic references. The references and notes are provided in footnotes. Notes should be numbered consecutively throughout the article with superior numerals used for note reference numbers in the text.
Form of references in footnotes:
a) Books: surname(s) and initial(s) of the author(s), book title, publisher, publication place and date, page number(s).
Anderson, D. G. Identity and Ecology in Arctic Siberia. Oxford University Press, New York, 2002, 103.
b) Articles in books: surname(s) and initials of the author(s), title of the article, book title preceded by an en dash and In:, initials and surname(s) of the editor(s) preceded by Ed(s), publisher, publication place and date, page number(s).
Watrous, S. The regionalist conception of Siberia, 1860 to 1920. – In: Between Heaven and Hell. The Myth of Siberia in Russian Culture. Eds G. Diment, Y. Slezkine. St. Martin’s Press, New York, 1993, 118.
c) Articles in journals: surname(s) and initial(s) of the author(s), title of the article, en dash, title of the journal, publication date, volume number (in boldface), issue number, page numbers.
Kasekamp, A. Right-Wing movements in the North-East Baltic. – Journal of Contemporary History, 1999, 34, 4, 596.
In the case of quotations give the page number(s) where the quotation occurs, not the whole number of the work cited.
d) Archival documents: cite the specific source referred to in the work (creator, title, date, if known), arrange information about the source from the general to the specific: repository, its location, collection, fonds, series, item.
Political information of the Estonian Foreign Ministry to envoys posted abroad, 30 April 1927. Eesti Riigiarhiiv (Estonian State Archives, ERA), Tallinn, 957-13-12, 2.
e) In the case of multiple citations of the same source full bibliographic details should be given when it is first cited. Subsequent citations should be in an abbreviated form with the surname(s) and initial(s) of the author(s), short title of the source and page number(s) given.
Watrous, S. The regionalist conception of Siberia, 120.
The author will receive a set of proofs for correcting printer’s errors. No changes may be made and no new material inserted in the text at the time of proofreading.
Payable offprints of an article (minimum 10 copies) can be ordered from the Editorial Office at proof stage.