Submitting a Paper for Publication on the Napoleon Series
Welcome to the Napoleon Series! Since 1995 the Napoleon Series has grown from a small website into the largest Napoleonic website on the itnernet. We have over 120,000 items on the site and all of them have been contributed by our readers. We are always looking for new material to add to the site. While most of our contributors are native speakers of English, many are not. Although we encourage our contributors to submit their papers in English we also accept papers in other languages. In the past years we have published papers in French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
What kind of papers will we publish?
The one question I am often asked is what kind of papers are we looking for? .Although the majority of papers that we have published are of military topics, we also have a large number which are not. In addition to the many military papers we have published many on governments of the various nations of the world, not just Europe, biographies, foreign and domestic policy, society, social issues, art, and music. Our only criteria for us accepting a paper is that it must be related to the period 1789 to 1821. . . and even then we are fairly loose on this. . . we recently published a paper on Baron von Steuben and his instituting a system of drill for the fledgling American Army in 1777. Ninety percent of the paper had nothing to do with the era, but the author tied it together by showing how this drill was still in use during the War of 1812. Another paper was on how different dyes for uniforms were made in the 18th and 19th Century. What drives the topics is the interest of the author. We rarely ever ask an individual to write on a specific topic. Occasionally someone will ask us what we think he should write and we will give him ideas based on areas that we do not have much information on. However the choice is his. Please note that we do not pay for papers.
Once a paper is accepted for publication one of our editors will work with you to ensure that it is ready to be placed on the site. This help ranges from assistance in finding appropriate illustrations, correction of spelling and grammar, and the format of the paper, among other things. Fortunately most papers require little or no assistance other than the final formatting. We have developed a style guide for our writers to help them. It can be seen at:
The Napoleon Series makes every effort to ensure that it follows both American and international copyright laws. Our server is in the United States, so regardless of what other countries' laws are, the U.S. law must be followed. Currently almost any book or magazine published after 1923 is protected by copyright. Please read the articles on the following links about copyright:
So what does all this mean?
What are the Rights of the Author Who Contributes a Paper to the Napoleon Series?
The Napoleon Series owns the paper once we have agreed to publish it. This is a limited ownership that is designed to protect both the Napoleon Series' and the author's rights to the paper. These are:
If you have any questions please contact me by clicking on my name below. We look forward to publishing your paper!