Below is a list of sources that publish a diverse set of scholarship that fall within the scope of members of the H-SHEAR community. These titles were initially selected by the editors, however we are interested in hearing from you if you would like to suggest new titles. The current list includes a link to the journal and a brief description of the publication. Also, when it is available we link to submission guidelines and current table of contents information.
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Publications with broad scope
- Agricultural History: Agricultural History is the journal of record in the field published by the Agricultural History Society. it publishes articles on all aspects of the history of agriculture and rural life with no geographical or temporal limits. The editors are particularly interested in articles that address a novel subject, demonstrate considerable primary and secondary research, display an original interpretation, and are of general interest to agricultural history readers. Their editorial policies and process can be found here. See the current table of contents for types of articles published.
- Diplomatic History: Diplomatic History focuses on U.S. international history and foreign relations, broadly defined. The title is sponsored by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) and published by Oxford University Press. The journal includes all topics in diplomacy including grand strategy, and issues involving gender, culture, ethnicity, and ideology. The publication examines U.S. relations in a global and comparative context, and its broad focus appeals to a number of disciplines, including political science, international economics, American history, national security studies, and Latin American, Asian, African, and European studies. Their publication policies and process can be found here. See the current table of contents for types of articles published.
- Federal History Journal: Federal History features scholarship on all aspects of the history and workings of the federal government, and of critical historical interactions between American society and the government, including the U.S. military, 1776 to the present. It also publishes articles examining contemporary issues and challenges in federal history work. The journal highlights the research of historians working in or for federal agencies as well as independent scholars. Their publication policies and process can be found here. See the current table of contents for types of articles published.
- Environmental History: Environmental History is the periodical publication of the American Society for Environmental History published by Oxford University Press. The journal is a quarterly interdisciplinary journal that carries international articles that portray human interactions with the natural world over time. Their publication policies and process can be found here. See the current table of contents for types of articles published.
- Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences: HSNS offers in-depth articles on a wide range of scientific fields, their social and cultural histories and supporting institutions, including astronomy, geology, physics, genetics, natural history, chemistry, meteorology, and molecular biology. The journal of the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society published by the University of California Press is widely regarded as a leading journal in the historiography of science and technology. HSNS publishes five issues per year and includes special thematic issues that range from the political history of the sciences internationally to visual representations in science. Their publication policies and process can be found here. See the current table of contents for types of articles published.
- Journal of American History: The JAH is the leading scholarly publication and the journal of record in American history. The title publishes four issues per year for the Organization of American Historians by Oxford University Press. Their publication policies and process can be found here. See the current table of contents for types of articles published.
- Journal of the History of Ideas
18th and 19th Century focused publications
- Civil War History: This publication issued by Kent State University Press is in a well established scholarly journal that covers a wide range of subjects and topics that include the War Between the States and events leading up to it and the results flowing from it. Topics include slavery and abolition, antebellum and Reconstruction politics, diplomacy, social and cultural developments in mid–nineteenth century America, and military history.
- Common-Place: Common-place is an online publication meant for exploring and exchanging ideas about early American history and culture. The publication is meant to serve a broad community of historians including scholars, museum curators, teachers, hobbyists, and just about anyone interested in American history before 1900. The publication focuses on all sorts of things relating to early American life--from architecture to literature, from politics to parlor manners. The publication is sponsored by the American Antiquarian Society and is meant to provide opportunities for publishing work that are somewhere between the expectations of a traditional scholarly journal and a that of a popular magazine.
- Early American Studies: Sponsored by The McNeil Center for the Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Early American Studies is a triannual journal dedicated to publishing original research on the histories and cultures of North America in the Atlantic world before 1850. Contributors and subscribers span the variety of disciplines concerned with early America, including history, art history, literary studies, religious studies, music, philosophy, and material culture studies, among others. Their publication policies and process can be found here. See the current table of contents for types of articles published.
- The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation fosters theoretical and interpretive research on all aspects of Western culture from 1660 to 1830. This quarterly journal takes special interest in essays that apply innovative contemporary methodologies to the study of eighteenth-century literature, history, science, fine arts, and popular culture. See current table of contents for types of articles published.
- Eighteenth-Century Studies: Eighteenth-Century Studies publishes writing on all aspects of eighteenth-century culture. The journal publishes different modes of analysis and disciplinary discourses that explore how recent historiographical, critical, and theoretical ideas have engaged scholars concerned with the eighteenth century. Eighteenth-Century Studies is the official publication of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS).
- J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists: J19 is the official publication of C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. Published twice annually, the journal will be dedicated to publishing innovative research on and analysis of the "long nineteenth century." (1783-1914). Their publication policies and process can be found here. See the current table of contents for types of articles published.
- Journal of the Civil War Era: The Journal of the Civil War Era publishes creative new work on a host of issues raised as a consequence of the American sectional crisis, war, Reconstruction, and memory of the war. The journal began publication in 2011 and is produced as a joint effort between The University of North Carolina Press and the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center at the Pennsylvania State University. See the current table of contents for a sample of articles published. Authors can see their submission guidelines for instructions to submit their work.
- Journal of the Early Republic: The Journal of the Early Republic is a quarterly journal committed to publishing the best scholarship on the history and culture of the United States in the years of the early republic (1776–1861). JER is published for the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic. Their publication policies and process can be found here. See the current table of contents for types of articles published.
- William and Mary Quarterly: WMQ is published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture. The journal quarterly issues and is one of the oldest scholarly journals in the United States. They are a leading journal for the study of early American history and culture. It ranges chronologically from Old World–New World contacts to about 1820. Geographically, it focuses on North America—from New France and the Spanish American borderlands to British America and the Caribbean—and extends to Europe and West Africa. Though grounded in history, it welcomes works from all disciplines—for example, literature, law, political science, anthropology, archaeology, material culture, cultural studies—bearing on the early American period. Their publication policies and process can be found here. See the current table of contents for types of articles published.
Regional and State Focus Publications
- California History Journal: This publication is hosted by The University of California Press. California History was formerly published by the California Historical Society (from 1922-2013) and both the archived and current content is accessible through JSTOR. It is a refereed publication and contains scholarly articles about diverse subjects relevant to all aspects of the history of California. See Submission Guidelines for more information.
- The Georgia Historical Quarterly is published quarterly by the Georgia Historical Society. The Quarterly publishes scholarly articles on Georgia history and book reviews dealing with all aspects of southern and Georgia history. The Georgia Historical Society has published the Quarterly since 1917. The Georgia Historical Quarterly is also available on JSTOR. For those without access to a JSTOR account, limited access to JSTOR materials is available for free through the JSTOR Register and Read program. See the submission guidelines that are available on their website.
- Journal of Mississippi History: Since 1939 the Journal of Mississippi History has been publishing artciles on the history of the state, the Lower Mississippi Valley, and the South. Topics range from Native Americans and prehistoric archaeology to the Territorial years, from the Civil War to the civil rights movement. Each issue also contains book reviews and news of people and events in the Mississippi history community. The journal is published quarterly by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in cooperation with the Mississippi Historical Society. Their publication policies and process can be found here. See their selections of featured past articles for the types of articles published.
- Louisiana History Journal: The Louisiana History journal began publication in 1960 and is published by the Louisiana Historical Association. The quarterly journal Features articles that provide a historical review of Louisiana from Colonial times to present. See the current table of contents for examples of their topics and their guidelines for submission.
- New York History Journal: New York History is published by the New York State Historical Association. It is a quarterly, journal devoted to the history of New York State. NYSHA partnered with the State University of New York in 2012, the New York State Historical Association partnered with the State University of New York-College at Oneonta to reinvent New York History as a scholarly publication edited by professional historians.
- New England Quarterly: The New England Quarterly publishes quality articles written on New England's cultural, literary, political, and social history. Contributions cover a range of time periods, from before European colonization to the present, and any subject germane to New England’s history.In addition to major essays, features include memoranda and edited documents, reconsiderations of traditional texts and interpretations, essay reviews, and book reviews. Their publication policies and process can be found here. See the current table of contents for types of articles published.
- Ohio Valley History: (formerly the Filson Club Historical Quarterly) In Spring 2003, The Filson Historical Society began a collaborative publication of a regional scholarly journal, Ohio Valley History, in partnership with Cincinnati Museum Center and the University of Cincinnati Department of History. The new journal replaces the previously published journal, The Filson History Quarterly (1926 and 2002). The journal is peer reviewed and features articles, photo essays, and reviews of books, movies and exhibits relating to the greater Ohio Valley. The Filson society is Kentucky’s oldest privately supported Historical Society, founded in 1884. Their publication policies and process can be found here.
- Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography: The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, is published by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania since 1877. Their publication policies and process can be found here. See the current table of contents for types of articles published.
- Register of the Kentucky Historical Society: This journal is among the oldest historical journals in the country. It has been published continuously since 1903 and it continues to share scholarship on the history of Kentucky and its people. The Register includes the work of leading scholars on the commonwealth but they also pride themselves as being widely accessible to general readers interested in Kentucky history. See this pdf of the Table of Contents for their full run through 2012. For those that seeking submission information see their publication providing guidelines to authors.
- Southwestern Historical Quarterly: The Southwestern Historical Quarterly publishes current and authoritative research in Texas history to a wide audience of history lovers and scholars. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, has been continuously published since 1897 and is a leading source of scholarly information about the history of Texas and the Southwest. The journal is published by the Texas State Historical Association. Their publication policies and process can be found here. See the current table of contents for types of articles published.
- Tennessee Historical Quarterly: The Tennessee Historical Quarterly (THQ) is a quarterly publication that was established in 1942. The articles are illustrated and they include topics from all aspects of Tennessee history, from first European contact to the late 20th century, and all regions of the state. The journal includes book reviews of titles within the scope of coverage and often includes edited primary documents. Articles are reviewed by scholarly experts before publication. For a sampling of articles see the current table of contents. Authors may find submission directions to contribute an article here.
- Virginia Magazine of History and Biography: Established in 1893, the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, the quarterly journal of the Virginia Historical Society, publishes articles and book reviews on Virginia and southern history. Their publication policies and process can be found here. See the current table of contents for types of articles published.