Modification (color/removal of text) by Sarah Cohen-Smith of Todros Geller’s From Land to Land, 1926, wood engraving.
Published since 1993, The Galitzianer is the quarterly research journal of Gesher Galicia. The journal is published in March, June, September, and December. Members of Gesher Galicia can opt to receive their subscription to The Galitzianer in either digital or paper format.
The Galitzianer encourages submissions by the members of Gesher Galicia. The journal also accepts articles from nonmembers, including family researchers, academics, members of other genealogical organizations, and people involved in Jewish heritage work in the former Galicia. Please consult our submissions policy and instructions for authors for details.
The journal strives to communicate with Gesher Galicia members via the following regular columns that provide readers with relevant news of our organization and other updates:
From the Editor’s Desk by Jodi G. Benjamin, Editor
President’s Page by Steven S. Turner, Gesher Galicia Board President
The following two columns also frequently appear in issues of the journal:
Research Corner by Mark Jacobson, Gesher Galicia Research Coordinator, or other contributing researchers
Map Corner by Jay Osborn, Gesher Galicia Digital Maps Manager
Another regular section is “Faces of Galicia,” which includes photographs and/or drawings submitted by members and nonmembers and linked to the past Jewish presence in Galicia.
TheGalitzianer accepts written material broadly linked to Galicia (1772-1918), which may also include topics pertaining to earlier (before 1772) or later periods (post 1918). The thematic scope of interest covers family stories, information about unique archival records, tutorials regarding genealogy research, Galician history and geography, book reviews, and more. Every article undergoes a detailed editorial review. The editorial committee reserves the right to revise or reject a submission, or to defer publication until a later date. Submission of a noncommissioned manuscript does not guarantee its publication. The journal does not offer payments for any type of submission
Prospective authors are encouraged to contact the editor to consult about interest in a potential topic for a future article. Please direct your queries or suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instructions for Authors
Articles should be about 2,500 words long. They should be written in English (the journal follows the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition) and attached to an email addressed to the editor at email@example.com. Unless commissioned by the journal, multipart articles are discouraged. Long lists and extensive tables are generally not accepted, and footnotes and endnotes are not permitted.
All submissions should contain the following:
short title (less than 40 characters, including spaces between the words)
the author’s first and last names, email address
the main body, typed and double-spaced (Microsoft Word format with standard margins of 1 inch)
illustrations and captions (see below)
Do not place illustrations in the Word document of your submission. Instead, the journal requires submission of illustrations as separate attachments (jpg format; at least 300 dpi.). The author should provide clearly labeled short captions for each illustration at the end of the submitted article.
Authors are responsible for securing permission to reproduce any illustrations. In addition, if an author is submitting an article that has been published elsewhere, the author must obtain reprint permission and should include the name of the journal/book, date of publication, and the permission for republication in TheGalitzianer.
Become a member starting at $50 per year Member benefits include a subscription to The Galitzianer, our quarterly research journal; access to Family Finder to share your family surnames and towns and network with other members; discounts on Gratz College online courses; webinars and podcasts; and more!