Department of History
Call for papers
Submit a paper to the 2013 History Review — guidelines below.
The UVM History Review *
The UVM History Review offers two kinds of special opportunities for UVM students. Students can participate in the process of editing and producing the Review itself, learning how a scholarly journal comes into being. They can also submit a paper related to history for consideration by the Board of Editors of the Review, gaining experience in the process of critical peer review and revision for publication.
Participate in a student-run and produced scholarly journal: The UVM History Review is sponsored by the History Department and is entirely student run. A History Department faculty member serves as an advisor, providing guidance on the editorial process, on the layout, and on publication. Students serving on the Board of Editors formulate editorial policy, undertake the constructive review of each manuscript, and offer detailed suggestions for revision to each author. They then read each revised manuscript, transpose it to digital format, design the layout and illustrations in the Review, and finally send it along to the printer.
Those students who participate in this aspect of the Review gain a complete picture of what is involved in the publishing of a real history journal.
Experience contributing to a scholarly journal: For each student who chooses to participate by submitting a manuscript, the experience is one of learning just what is involved in turning his or her writing into a publishable product. Each author needs to meet the editorial criteria of this peer reviewed journal. Each student receives constructive criticism, decides how to respond to that criticism, makes revisions, and re-submits the manuscript. Successful revisions lead to publication.
Respected and recognized review: The UVM History Review has been well regarded by student and faculty historians, by the UVM community, and by professional historians nationally. The Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society in History, a national organization of professional historians, graduate and undergraduate students, has twice awarded The UVM History Review first place among all of the student history journals published by all of the history departments in the U.S. The award is the Gerald D. Nash Prize. In addition to recognition in the Phi Alpha Theta national journal, The Historian, the prize awards $250.00 to help continue the publication of the Review at UVM.
The UVM History department takes pride in this student publication. It is available free of charge to our students. Parents of UVM students, and UVM alumni have also taken a special interest in The UVM History Review.
Contact: For further information, please contact Professor Frank Nicosia at email@example.com.
2013 History Review Call for Papers
The University of Vermont's History Review is now accepting submissions for publication in our upcoming issue, May 2013. The History Review is a student-managed, self-published academic journal sponsored by the History Department. Our goal is to both highlight and encourage quality historical scholarship of all students, regardless of departmental affiliation. Papers should pertain to a historical topic, and have been written for a completed or current course at UVM. Submissions should be formatted as follows:
- l Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx)
- l 12 point font
- l Times New Roman
- l Double-Spaced
- l Justified Margins
- l Footnoted Citations formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition.
- l Bibliography Page formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition.
- l The author’s name should not appear on the document.
All papers must be submitted electronically to Dr. Sean Field at Sean.Field@uvm.edu by Monday, October 8, 2012. Please title the subject line “History Review Submission,” and be sure to include within the text of the email: the author’s full name, email address, local address, and local telephone number.
Decisions regarding the papers will be made in late October.
All articles being considered for publication are read by the Editorial Board, which, in light of its overall responsibilities, may request revisions. Please consider your willingness to make such adjustments before submitting. The final decision on publication is at the discretion of the Editorial Board.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Dr. Field or the Senior Editor, Derek Salisbury, at Derek.Salisbury@uvm.edu. Also, we are still currently looking for several more editors for the fall semester, if you are interested in editing please contact Mr. Salisbury at the email address provided above.
We look forward to your submissions!
The Board of Editors
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