Submission of articles to the Journal of the Hakluyt Society

Submission of articles to the Journal of the Hakluyt Society

Submission of articles to the Journal of the Hakluyt Society

Article submission details

Articles are invited from both members and non-members of the Society and should relate directly to the aims of the Society, that is the advancement of education through the publication of original material dealing with discovery and exploration, historical travel, and cultural encounter. They must be forwarded to the editor either as email attachments or by post on memory stick. Any common text format is acceptable, but MSWord or LibreOffice are preferred (not pdf).

It is expected that articles comply closely with the Hakluyt Society style sheet (see below), particularly with regard to footnote citations.

The editor reserves the right to correct, amend or shorten any article as he sees fit, but will carry out such changes only after consultation with the author. Changes of spelling and formatting will be made to conform to the style sheet in use for all Hakluyt Society publications.

If the article includes images and/or maps, these should be sent separately from the text, together with a separate text file giving their insertion points and captions.

A house style sheet for prospective authors of articles for the Journal is available by clicking here.


Copyright on all published articles transfers automatically to the Hakluyt Society with the possible exception of images, over which the author may retain copyright if desired. Full details of the Society’s position on copyright, and the author’s rights to re-use their own work, may be obtained from the editor.

How to cite an article in the Journal

Citations to articles in this Journal should be given in the form: Author, ‘Title’, Journal of the Hakluyt Society (URL), publication month, page number within article.

Example: John Smith (or Smith, John), ‘The Voyage of Columbus’, Journal of the Hakluyt Society (, Jan. 2009, pp. 28-30.


All correspondence regarding the Journal must be directed in the first instance to the editor, Raymond Howgego, at