Voyageur: Northeast Wisconsin’s Historical Review is a nonprofit magazine about the history and prehistory of a twenty-six-county region of greater Northeast Wisconsin. The magazine’s coverage area extends from the Sheboygan and Fond du Lac areas northward to the Michigan border, and from Lake Michigan westward to the Wisconsin River region. Voyageur is published by the Brown County Historical Society in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin– Green Bay. The magazine began publication in 1984.
Manuscripts may focus on a variety of historical issues and themes, including but not limited to: social, economic, political, technological, cultural, business, labor, industrial, environmental, religious, military, transportation, ethnic, racial, sexual, institutional, educational, medical, health, legal, criminal, archeological, architectural, sports and recreational. The magazine welcomes submissions about the Native American peoples of this region, whether before or after the arrival of Europeans. Voyageur does not accept creative nonfiction or fictional accounts of people, places, or events based on the historical record.
Upon making an initial determination of relevance, the Editor sends manuscripts to Editorial Committee members for blind review. Authors will typically be notified by email within two months of submission whether a manuscript has been accepted for publication and on what terms.
Authors should submit their works electronically via email attachment in Microsoft Word format. Other formats may be accepted, with prior approval from the Editor. Manuscripts should be double-spaced and should include page numbers. Although Voyageur sometimes publishes manuscripts of up to 5,000 words, a good target length is 3,500 to 4,000 words, not including notes and tables. With the author’s approval, and based upon the discretion of the Editor, longer manuscripts may be edited for length or split into parts to be published as a multi-part series. Original manuscripts are preferred, although Voyageur occasionally publishes previously published works if necessary permissions are secured by the author.
Use Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition) guidelines for all manuscripts. As part of the editing process, the editor will ensure that the manuscript complies with Chicago Style and specific Voyageur style conventions.
Voyageur generally requires endnotes to help readers evaluate information presented in a manuscript. See the Chicago Manual of Style regarding citation format. Exceptions should be discussed with the editor prior to submission. If your manuscript includes lengthy quotations from sources, you may be asked to submit copies of the original source to confirm accuracy.
Voyageur also urges authors to submit images or photocopies of images that could be used with their text. Images may include photographs, drawings, maps, artwork, and reproductions of documents. Scans of original documents may be included on a CD-ROM disk. Images that are between 8x10 – 5x7 inches should be scanned at 100% of their original size at a resolution of 300 dpi. Images smaller than 5x7 should be scanned at 200% of their original size at a resolution of 300dpi. Acceptable file formats include: jpeg, tiff, eps, pdf or gray scale. Digital photographs need to be of sufficient resolution to allow for reproduction on a printing press and therefore should be at least 1280x960 pixels at 300dpi.
Do not duplicate material in text and tables. Tables and figures are helpful when they aid the reader in clarifying complicated or voluminous information or data.
The use of headings is encouraged to organize information and to break up long blocks of text. First-level headings should be typed in bold and centered. Second-level headings, if used, should be flush left and typed in bold italic. Third-level headings, if used, should be flush left and typed in italic.
The contents of Voyageur are protected by copyright in the name of the Brown County Historical Society. Permission is freely granted by Voyageur and the Society for authors to have their submissions published elsewhere if proper credit is given to Voyageur.
Voyageur is unable to pay authors or other contributors for publishing their work. However, Voyageur does pay image reproduction fees associated with publication.
Manuscripts, images, or correspondence should be sent to:
* Book, Film, and Exhibit Reviews Anyone who wishes to propose a book, film or exhibit to be reviewed in the magazine should contact the Voyageur editor at the email address above.