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APGQ Writer’s Guidelines

Before writing an article for the APGQ, review the sample articles on our website, the topical index of previous articles, and previous issues. APG members have full access to prior issues dating back to March 2004 in the "Members Only" section of our website.

Writers are encouraged to query the editor with a brief outline or summary of your proposed article. We do not accept previously published articles.

Feature articles generally range from 2,000 to 3,000 words. Slightly longer articles may be accepted.

Prepare your manuscript according to The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition (CMOS). Source citations should be modeled after CMOS and Evidence Explained, 3rd edition, by Elizabeth Shown Mills. APGQ uses footnotes rather than endnotes.

Most feature articles include one or two sidebars. Prepare and submit the text of your article, including additional sidebars, resource lists, etc. in Microsoft Word.

Articles should be submitted to the editor via email. The text of the article should be flush left with two paragraph returns between paragraphs. Submit photos, graphics, and illustrations as separate JPGs or TIFFs, in the highest resolution possible. If you have a number of images, contact the editor to arrange for a secure file transfer rather than sending them via email.

Submitted articles will be evaluated by our editorial team. If your article is chosen for publication, our team will work with you on needed revisions and copyediting. Authors will have the opportunity to review copyedited articles before publication.

Once an article is accepted, authors will receive a publishing agreement. For details of APGQ’s terms and publication rights, please contact the editor. Writers are compensated for their articles.

For questions and queries, please contact the editor at: editor@apgen.org.

Visit the Association of Professional Genealogists website https://www.apgen.org for more information.

rev. 11/2016

APGQ Writer's Guidelines


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