Journal of Haitian Studies
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The Journal of Haitian Studies is the official publication of the Haitian Studies Association. It is the only refereed scholarly journal dedicated solely to scholarship on Haiti and Haiti’s relations with the international community. It is published through the Center for Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The journal’s editorial board consists of leading national and international scholars specializing in a wide range of academic fields, including political science, sociology, education, literature, and religion. The journal accepts manuscripts in English, French, Haitian Kreyol, and Spanish.
Editor, Claudine Michel, University of California, Santa Barbara.
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Guide for contributors
The Journal of Haitian Studies accepts original articles in English, Kreyòl, French, and Spanish. JOHS is the only refereed journal dedicated to scholarship on Haiti. Interdisciplinary in its essence, it combines the arts, the sciences and the humanities. Contributors should prepare manuscripts in accordance with The Chicago Manual of Style, 14th Edition (1993).
MLA or APA styles will be accepted for specialized articles.
Four copies of the article should be submitted to Claudine Michel, Editor
(see address on front cover page). Also include a floppy disk.
An abstract of approximately 150 words is required.
The normal maximum length for articles should between 4000-6000 words,
double spaced, including endnotes and bibliography.
Endnotes should be used for explanatory material. Titles of journals should not be abbreviated. References and full publication information should be
furnished in a bibliography at the end of the article, using the following
For articles: Bergem, Trygre (1990)
The teacher as moral agent, Journal of Moral Education, 19, pp.88-100
For books: McCourt, Kathleen (1977)
Working Class Women & Grass-Roots Politics Bloomington:
Indiana University Press
For chapters: Lightfoot, David, “Creoles and Cues,” in Michel DeGraff (ed),
(1999) Language Creation and Language Change: Creolization, Diachrony,
and Development, Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, pp. 431-452
The standard for English spelling should be used. For articles,
quotations or references in Kreyòl, use standardized Kreyòl orthography, as in
the dictionaries published by EDUCA VISION, 7550 NW 47th Avenue, Coconut Creek, FL 33673: Fekyè Vilsen ak Mod Etelou, Diksyonè Kreyòl Vilsen (1994);
Diksyonè Kreyòl Anglè (1991); Diksyonè Anglè Kreyòl/English Kreyòl Dictionary (1991)
6. Quotations: Quotations exceeding five lines should be indented at both margins with a space below and above. Permission from relevant publishers should be sought and an acknowledgement should be made for the reproduction of copyright material in excess of 100 words
7. Tables: Tables should be typed on a separate sheet at the end of the manuscript with their position clearly marked in the text. If more than one table is submitted, they should be marked with Roman numerals and include a descriptive title