HSTM Magazine Style Guidelines

  • The HSTM Network Ireland seeks clear and accessible contributions, accessible for both academic and public audiences.
  • Simple phrasing is preferred.
  • Please use UK English spelling (including -ise/-ising rather than -ize/-izing).
  • Article contributions should be c.1500-2000 words. Book reviews should be c.700-900 words.
  • Please provide two or three images in jpeg format including description of images and source of images. Original images not easily found on google are preferred, where possible.
  • Submissions will be internally reviewed by the editorial team.


Contributions would not be referenced as extensively as academic journal articles, but please provide a ‘further reading’ section. However, it may be necessary to provide a footnotes when providing a long quote. Please consult the following examples of house style:


A.G. Malcolm, The Sanitary State of Belfast with Suggestions for its Improvements (Belfast: Henry Greer, 1852), p. 14.


‘Editorial’, Belfast Newsletter (10 April 1865).

Journal Articles

Lesley E.E. Donaldson, ‘‘A Street of Butchers’: An Economic and Social Profile of Hercules Place and Hercules Street, Belfast 1860-90’, Irish Economic and Social History, 44:1 (2017).

Edited Volume Contributions

Allan M. Brandt and Martha Gardner, M., ‘The Golden Age of Medicine?’, in Roger Cooter and John Pickstone (eds), Medicine in the Twentieth Century (London: Routledge, 2000).

Government Records

‘Belfast Health Commission: Report to the Local Government Board for Ireland’, House of Commons, Reports of Commissioners, 1908, Cd. 4128. Vol. xxxi.699, p. 96.

Copyright Information

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