Undergraduate Publishing Opportunities

Call for Submissions

Vanderbilt Historical Review is now accepting submissions for Vanderbilt Historical Review’s 2023 - 2024 Issue!


A call for submissions is now open! This year, they are publishing Issue VIII and celebrating VHR’s accomplishment of exceeding its 100th student publication since 2016. This issue will include student submissions, along with Vanderbilt faculty interviews conducted by the 2023 - 2024 VHR Editorial Board. All topics and periods of history and historiography qualify for submission in this year's issue, and all students at the time of submission who are enrolled at four year undergraduate institutions from around the world qualify to submit their research. Authors are limited to one substantive article submission per VHR Issue. 


For additional inquiries, please contact: vanderbilt.historicalreview@gmail.com.

To visit their website, please see vanderbilthistoricalreview.com.


Submission Specifics for Vanderbilt Historical Review Issue VIII (Fall 2023 - Spring 2024)

  • The topics of the paper may cover any topic related to history, including but not limited to the history of culture, literature, religion, languages, politics, economics or labor, social issues (gender, sexuality, age, wealth, race, education, human rights, crime), business, diplomacy, technology, military, media, music, art or architecture, the environment, a certain region of the world, or any other interdisciplinary topic that is relevant.
  • The main or primary author(s) must attend an undergraduate college or university.
  • The paper must focus on topics of historical importance or significance. Although the paper may cover a myriad of topics throughout history, it must be a research paper with an original thesis. `
  • The paper must not have been published in a previous student, professional, or any other form of publication.
  • The paper must have received an A- / A / or A+ at the author's respective college or university if completed for a course. 
  • The full paper is to be submitted with the format descriptions listed below.
    • The document should not contain any information other than that which is relevant to the paper including the name(s) of the author(s), the university which he/she/they attend, etc.
    • The author(s) must submit, in the submission form, the author's name, college/university, graduation year, and contact information of the Author's Professor Mentor.
    • The author(s) shall retain all rights of his/her/their document.
    • The paper is not allowed to have citations of class lectures or any variant of such.
    • All sources must be scholarly/academic, or primary sources.
    • The paper must:
      • Be original in content; the student(s) must cite all sources according to the most recent publication of the Chicago Manual of Style.
      • Have citations formatted as footnotes throughout the reading and a Works Cited page.
      • Be double-spaced, 12pt. Times New Roman font, paginated with one-inch margins in .doc or .docx form.
      • Be in English. No papers in foreign languages will be accepted.
      • Be between 10 and 30 pages in length (excluding the Works Cited and abstract), following the formatting rules listed earlier.
      • Include an abstract between 100 and 200 words prior to the introductory paragraph.
      • Be submitted on or before the deadline of December 18, 2023

PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITY: Call for Submissions - Swarthmore Undergraduate History Journal


Dear Students,


The Swarthmore Undergraduate History Journal is now accepting submissions for its Fall 2023 issue!


The aim of the journal is to allow undergraduate students the opportunity to engage with the academic publication process and to share original research on a wide variety of historical topics with our readers. We accept and encourage submissions from interdisciplinary perspectives, as long as the focus and approach remains historical. To learn more about our paper guidelines and submission process, visit our website. The link to the submission page on the website is here.


The deadline for submissions is November 3, 2023.


If you have any questions, email swarthmorehistoryjournal@swarthmore.edu. They look forward to reading your submissions!


My name is Paola Cavallari, I am a History PhD candidate at the University of Memphis and current President of the University of Memphis Graduate Association for African-American History (GAAAH).


Our annual conference is scheduled for February 15-16, 2024. This is a terrific opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to present research, receive critical feedback, and network. The theme of the conference is “Jubilee! 25 Years of GAAAH: African-American History, Activism, and the Archive.” 


The deadline to send in proposals is December 31, 2023, and we welcome submissions from undergraduate and graduate students whose scholarship focuses on topics relating to the art, life, and culture of Black people throughout the African Diaspora.


We already sent out our Call for Papers a few months ago, but we wanted to send it out again with the announcement that our keynote speaker will be renown historian Dr. Ashley Farmer. The keynote lecture will take place on February 15, 2024, beginning at 6 pm, reception to follow.


On behalf of GAAAH, thank you for your time and consideration.



Paola Cavallari.  pcvllari@memphis.edu