Please Volunteer--H-CivWar needs Review and Discussion Editors--Please Volunteer

Niels Eichhorn's picture

Dear Subscribers,

H-Net is built around volunteerism from the executive council all the way to your network editors. Without volunteers, H-Net cannot function and not deliver the high-quality material you are used to and enjoy reading. We need you!

We are in desperate need of additional volunteer Review and Discussion Editors. As Review Editor, you will commission and edit reviews of books and other scholarly materials through a formal system managed by our parent non-profit, H-Net. Discussion Editors manage posting materials on the Commons, add new subscribers, and can be involved in specific projects. We would like to have somebody join the team who might be interested in restarting our Diversity Initiative, highlighting scholarship from and about minority groups, as well as individuals who might be interested in doing podcasts or other tasks. There are many ways that you can help that do not require much time on your part.

There are many reasons to consider working with H-CivWar in this capacity. We have an editorial team composed of academic volunteers who support each other’s efforts and work with flexible scheduling. H-Net handles mailings and copy-editing, provides training on editorial best practices, and maintains an internal system for advice and technical support. H-Net is widely recognized as a leading forum for timely scholarly reviews, and has published over 40,000 over the last 25 years. All H-CivWar reviews circulate directly to our nearly 2,300 subscribers, are announced through H-Net This Week, and are freely accessible on the internet. Review Editors have discretion, within the bounds of editorial policies, over which books they commission reviews of and who to contact as a reviewer.

If you are unsure if H-CivWar volunteerism is for you, please reach out ( To apply to serve as an editor, please email a single PDF containing the following to by Friday, February 10th. 1) Your C.V., including current contact information. 2) A description of about 250 words explaining your areas of expertise. 3) A brief appraisal of your competing time commitments over the next two years.

Kind Regards,

Niels Eichhorn
Editor-in-Chief, H-CivWar