For authors

Please submit manuscripts for inclusion in Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift to the editorial board:

We apply no specific deadline for submitting manuscripts. An article, once assessed and accepted, will be published as soon as possible in a forthcoming issue with available space. We sometimes produce themed issues, but these do include space for non-themed contributions too. Each issue has two specifically selected editors.

Our publication languages are Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and English. Authors should be aware that rich illustrations are central to the journal’s profile and that each issue is usually published in colour.

The journal is interdisciplinary by nature, aimed at a broad readership across a variety of disciplines and professions that deal with the history of the built environment. Any discussion or argument of a theoretical or methodological nature should use terms that are intelligible to readers outside the author’s own discipline.

Guidelines for authors
An article, before it can be considered by the journal’s editors, should be prepared thoroughly according to the instructions below. Academic articles are assessed by the editorial board and by an anonymized examination by two specialist referees before publication. We also accept debate articles and reports on current and forthcoming projects, which appear in a dedicated section.

A completed article must contain:

  1. 1. Article text in Word format (max. 40,000 to 50,000 characters including spaces.)
  2. References and bibliography, according to the instructions below
  3. Figure captions, including a numbered list in consecutive order
  4. Summary in English (max. 3000 characters including spaces)
  5. Concise author presentation, including both an e-mail and institution address
  6. Figures, in digital form according to the instructions below
  7. 5–6 keywords in English
  8. Abstract (max. 1200 characters including spaces)

Detailed instructions
A manuscript must be submitted in digital form, written in Word using 1.5 line spacing. Pages must be numbered. The digital manuscript must not contain figures. The following instructions are concise; the editor for each issue can provide further information.

Headings: We employ a hierarchy of three heading types: (1) article title, (2) section, (3) subsection. Section headings should be in bold, in the same font size as the body text. Subsection headings should be in italics, in the same font size as the body text. Insert a blank line before each heading.

Figures: Authors must select and provide illustrations to their articles. Each article may include six to eight illustrations. These must be of high quality, submitted in digital form. When an issue reaches the final stages of publication, responsibility passes to the journal’s technical editor. At an early stage in the process it is important for authors to discuss their illustrations and file formats with the technical editor.

Notes: These must be formatted as endnotes. Any reference must be included in the article’s references and bibliography, and appear in the note according to the following example:
Redin 1976, p. 77 f.

References and bibliography: Unpublished material appears under Unpublished references. Published sources etc. appear under Published references.

– Single author:
Redin, Lars 1976. Lagmanshejdan. Ett gravfält som spegling av sociala strukturer i Skanör.

– Two or more authors:
Zeitler, Rudolf & Jan O. Karlsson (red.) 1983. Imagines medievales. Studier i medeltida ikonografi, arkitektur, skulptur, måleri och konsthantverk.

– Chapter in a book:
Nisbeth, Åke 1983. ”’Templum Michaelis in monte’. Några scener ur Mikaels-legenden i Risinge gamla kyrka”, i Rudolf Zeitler & Jan O. Karlsson (red.), Imagines medievales. Studier i medeltida ikonografi, arkitektur, skulptur, måleri och konsthantverk (s. 337–346).

– Article in a journal, magazine or newspaper:
Andersson, Karin 1982. ”Aspekter på den medeltida kyrkobyggnaden”, Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift 3 (s. 159–170).

– Internet reference:
Unesco, The World heritage Convention, 1972, (2010-10-15).