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Published by the North Carolina Maritime History Council

Managing Editor

Jeremy Borrelli

Associate Editor

Jill Schuler


Tributaries is North Carolina's only peer-reviewed journal fully dedicated to maritime historical and archaeological topics. The journal seeks to support continuing historical, archaeological, and cultural research by publishing articles directly related to the maritime history and culture of North Carolina. Articles addressing North Carolina's historical relationship with other states and placement within the Atlantic World are also encouraged. Tributaries also accepts a range of articles in the field of maritime studies, and interdisciplinary historical research is welcome.  All members of the maritime history community, including students and independent researchers, are invited to submit articles for consideration. Contributors need not be members of the NCMHC or live in the state of North Carolina. Manuscripts submitted must be based on original research and analysis, and all manuscripts are subject to a peer review process and editorial review.

See the Call for Submissions section below for details regarding manuscript preparation, submission, and review.

Call for Submissions

Submissions should be addressed to the managing editor:
Jeremy Borrelli,

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Submissions should be no longer than 30 pages, including citations. On the cover page, please provide: article title; author(s) names, positions, institutional affiliations, and a contact telephone and email address for all corresponding authors. If the article was presented at a conference, please supply the name and date of the conference on the cover page.

The editor of Tributaries will acknowledge each manuscript submission. The peer-review process begins after a preliminary evaluation by the editor as to topical relevance, stylistic conformity, and overall soundness of scholarship. All manuscripts should conform to the latest edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. Notes should appear in a separate section at the end of the text. Please consult the Chicago Manual for citation format, capitalization, abbreviations, numbers, and other grammatical formatting. Mansucripts should be submitted in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format. If your manuscript does not conform to the style guide, it may be returned for additional editing before it can be considered. Photographs, tables, charts, and maps are welcome and encouraged. Images used within the text should have an associated caption in the Word document marking the position of the image in the text. Please also provide separate digital files for all imagery along with the Word document to maintain image resolution and quality. It is the author's responsibility to ensure copyright permissions are obtained for any images used.

Tributaries will not reprint or republish articles submitted to and accepted by other publications. Once a manuscript is accepted for publication, it becomes the property of the NCMHC and may not be reproduced elsewhere without NCMHC’s permission. Requests for reproduction rights should be addressed to: Chair, North Carolina Maritime History Council, 315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516 or by emailing the editor.

If you have any additional questions about the submission process, please contact the managing editor:
Jeremy Borrelli,

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