CfA: The IJMH Early-Career Paper Prize 2023

Marco Wyss Discussion

The IJMH Early-Career Paper Prize 2023

by the International Journal of Military History and Historiography (IJMH)

The International Journal of Military History and Historiography invites submissions for its IJMH Early-Career Paper Prize.

The International Journal of Military History and Historiography publishes scholarship on military historical topics from antiquity to the contemporary period that appeal to an international readership. The journal is interested in the history of the military, of military doctrine, of strategy, and of warfare in all its forms, and in all aspects and themes of warfare throughout history. This includes the interactions between political, economic, social, and cultural history with military history.

The Prize will be awarded to an academic article of outstanding quality in the field of international military history written by a graduate student or an early-career scholar, which will have been published in the IJMH in 2023, either in print or as an advance article online. The author of the winning article will be officially announced in the journal and on the journal’s website, and receive a €1,000 cash prize. See past years’ winners below.

In line with IJMH’s general guidelines, submissions should be an original contribution to the field of military history that is of interest to an international readership, e.g., a topic involving more than one nation and, preferably, based on multi-archival research. There is no chronological limitation, but the subject should be historical and the methodology should fulfil academic standards.

Submission Requirements

Articles should be based extensively on primary research, must not have been previously published in another form or outlet, and should not be currently under consideration by another journal or book series. The submitted work has to comply with the journal’s style sheet, be between 8,000 and 10,000 words (including footnotes), and be thoroughly referenced. For further information on style and referencing, please visit

The prize is open to graduate students who are currently registered at a higher education institution, or to those who have obtained their doctoral degree after January 1, 2018.

Submissions for the 2023 prize are accepted on a rolling basis, but should be sent by 30 September 2023 by the latest. Please see the journal webpage for information on how to submit ( In case of questions, contact the Editor-in-Chief, Dr Marco Wyss (

Past winners of the IJMH Early-Career Paper Prize:


Chungsun Lee, for the article “Between Visible and Invisible Deaths of the Korean War: Re-envisioning Operation Glory (1954) at the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Korea”, published online as an Advance Article.


Mitchell G. Klingenberg, for the article “‘In the Character of their Material, Animate and Inanimate, the Troops of the United States Excelled’: American Theatre-Level Logistics and Supply in the China Relief Expedition of 1900”, published online as an Advance Article.


Ian Ona Johnson, for the article “Strategy on the Wintry Sea: The Russo-British Submarine Flotilla in the Baltic, 1914–1918”, published in Volume 40, No. 2.


Hosub Shim, for the article “The Battle of An Khe Pass (1972): The Implications of the South Korean Army’s Pyrrhic Victory in the Vietnamization Phase of the Vietnam War”, published in print in Volume 40, No. 1; published online as an Advance Article.   


Zoë Rose Buonaiuto, for the article “A Grave Reconciliation: The Establishment of German War Cemeteries in Normandy, 1944-1964”, published in Volume 38, No. 2.


Gaj Trifković, for the article “The Forgotten Surrender. The End of the Second World War in Yugoslavia”, published in Volume 37, No. 2.