Past Tense Graduate Review of History - Call for External Reviewers (2022)

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Call for Volunteers
January 24, 2022
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Asian History / Studies, Atlantic History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies

We are writing on behalf of Past Tense Graduate Review of History to announce that we are extending our call for external reviewers.

Past Tense provides a forum for developing scholars to gain experience with academic publishing. The journal publishes original research articles, book reviews and critical commentaries about issues in the field of history. It welcomes submissions from researchers of all disciplines and institutions on topics that concern a broad range of time periods and geographies. Past Tense is published online at

The ideal external reviewer candidate will be an ABD graduate student in a History PhD program (or closely related field) with both thematic and geographic expertise. External reviewers will participate in the double-blind peer review process by evaluating research article submissions with respect to their originality, argumentation, style, and historiographical rigor. The feedback we receive from external reviewers is instrumental in determining the acceptance of articles for publication. 

The majority of external review work will take place in February and March. The number of submissions reviewers are asked to review each issue cycle will vary based on submissions received. We typically will not ask reviewers to review more than three articles per cycle. 

If you are interested in applying, please complete the form available at

Please submit your application by January 24th, 2022.

We aim to confirm the result of your application within two weeks of receipt.

Contact Info: 

Siddharth Sridhar and Divyani Motla

Co-Editors, Past Tense Graduate Review of History