Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

TheĀ Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association welcomes manuscripts on any facet of the life of Abraham Lincoln, his family, his close associates, or his legacy. Manuscripts that illuminate the historical context in which Lincoln lived and worked and that examine economic, social, or cultural influences that were brought to bear on Lincoln and his contemporaries are also welcome, as are manuscripts that explore how Lincoln's reputation has fared over time in the collective memory of the nation and the world. Pertinent unpublished primary source materials are also welcome. Manuscripts should meet the professional standards of academic journals, make a significant contribution in fact or interpretation, and use primary sources as well as a broad range of relevant literature.


Section Policies


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Book Reviews

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Peer Review Process

After initial screening, editors send manuscripts to at least two specialists in the field for anonymous evaluation and comment. Comments are forwarded to authors by the editors. Manuscripts are judged on their depth of research, quality of analysis, originality, significance of the subject matter, and appropriateness for thisĀ Journal. Evaluation generally requires four to five months.