Huguenot Society Journal

The Huguenot Society Journal, (formerly Proceedings of the Huguenot Society) is circulated to Fellows and Subscribing Libraries in October. The papers read to the Society each year are published in the Journal, together with other well-researched articles. Submissions, illustrated where possible, must be unpublished elsewhere; they should not normally exceed 6000 words in length, including footnotes, and will be assessed by at least one independent referee. Shorter and more informal pieces of up to 500 words are also invited, and the deadline for all material is the end of April. 

Authors wishing to reproduce images must obtain written evidence of permission from the copyright holder and will be liable for any fee that may be charged.

Please send Journal copy, by Word attachment, to; Text, in Times New Roman, should be left unjustified but otherwise completely ready for the printer. Authors are asked to consult the Society's publications in order to check previously published material on the subject. They should provide a short abstract and a very brief autobiographical note, stating current academic post and most recent publication, if appropriate, and giving postal and e-mail addresses (for term and vacation).

Guidance for Authors

Articles should be headed with a title in upper and lower case, with the author's name, preceded by 'BY', and in upper case, below it, both centred. A reviewer's name should be placed on the right of the foot of the review, in small capitals, with his/her academic institution, if applicable, below it in italics. A recent number of The Huguenot Society Journal may be used as a guide to style, which follows the conventions of the Oxford University Press, e.g. '-ize' not '-ise', as detailed in the New Oxford Style Manual, 2012. The following points should be noted:

  1. Numbers and dates

    (a) Numbers up to and including ten should be in words not figures, similarly ordinals (second, tenth, 25th), except with 'century', i.e. 8th century, 17th century.
    (b) Sequenced and hyphenated numbers up to and including 99 should be given in full, e.g. 16-99, 94-99. For 100 and upwards use the smallest number of figures compatible with clarity, e.g. pp. 443-5 (not 443-445 or 443-45), but 110-19, 412-16 (not 110-9 or 412-6).
    (c) In dates: 1897-8 (not 1897-98), 1901-10, 1837-1901 and for a precise date: 1 May 1918, without punctuation. Decades should be: the 1760s, the '60s, the 1700s.
    (d) Per cent should be written (e.g. 1.5 per cent) and not with % except in tables.

  2. Words

    (a) Abbreviate the following without full points: Mr, Mrs, M, Mme, Mlle, Dr, Revd, with full points: Prof., Maj., Gen., pp., vol.
    (b) Upper and lower case: (i) Capitalize denominational terms, e.g. Protestant, Catholic, Quaker. (ii) Capitalize all titles, e.g. the King of England, Archbishop Laud, le Duc de Soubise, Cardinal Richelieu. (iii) Use lower case for north, south, east, west, unless part of a proper name, e.g. north-east England but North Dakota. Hyphenate or not on the same principle, e.g. the North West Frontier.
    (c) Italicize words and phrases not in English, as well as names of ships and titles of books.

  3. Quotations

    Quoted passages should follow original text exactly. Short quotations should be enclosed in single quotation marks and quotations within a quotation between double quotation marks. Insertions by the author to be within square brackets, e.g. 'Wagner ... said of this tune ["Rule Britannia"] that the first eight notes expressed the whole character of the British people.'
    Quoted passages in excess of 25 words should start on a new line and be indented from the margin without the use of quotation marks.

  4. Translations. Material from sources in French should be quoted in French as well as in English translation, which should follow the French and be placed inside square brackets.

  5. Footnotes, to be limited to source references and numbered in Arabic figures

    (a) Citation of books: (i) Name of author, preceded by initials with full points, followed by a comma. (ii) Title in italics. (iii) Number of edition, if much revised, preceded by a comma. (iv) Name of series, if applicable, volume number in Arabic figures. (v) Place, comma, date of publication, in brackets. (vi) Page number(s), preceded by p. or pp., and ff. if a long sequence of pages. 
    E.g. H.B. Morse, The Chronicles of the East India Company Trading to China 1635-1834, 5th ed. 5
    (Oxford, 1999), pp. 21, 29, 45.
    (b) Citation of articles: (i) Name of author, preceded by initials with full points, comma. ii) Title of
    article between single quotation marks, comma. (iii) Title of periodical in italics, comma, with volume number in Arabic figures. (iv) Date, in brackets, comma, page number or numbers.
    E.g. R. Vigne, 'Cromwell's intervention on behalf of the Vaudois', Proceedings of the Huguenot
    24 (1982), pp. 10-25.
    (c) Abbreviations, omissions: The names of societies and their publications and series should be set out in full in the first instance, and subsequently in a shortened form. The abbreviation must be used systematically.
    E.g. First reference: Victoria County History, Wiltshire 1, p. 34.
    Second reference: VCH, Wilts 1, p. 34.
    First reference: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
    Second reference: ODNB.
    Long titles of books may be shortened in the first instance by the use of three full points; in future references an abbreviated form may be used, e.g. Alfred B. Beaven, The aldermen of the City of London ... , afterwards Beaven, Aldermen.
    References to electronic sources should show the date of access.


    Illustrations can be supplied on CD, flash drive, or as email attachments, and the specification should be as follows:

    Line: drawings or graphs should be saved/exported to EPS by the software used to create them. If unable to save/export to EPS, then save the file to TIFF using a high output resolution (see below).

    Tone: scanned images, or those from a digital capture device, should be saved/exported to a TIFF file: colour images should be saved in CMYK format and mono should be saved as greyscale.

    Resolution: colour or mono tone images should be 300dpi. Line drawing scans should be saved in bitmap format at 1000 dpi. File size should not exceed 15mb.

    Proceedings back numbers are available from or from Parish Chest.
    £5 Members, £8 Non-members, plus postage and packing.


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