History News: The official magazine of AASLH

History News is the official magazine of AASLH. It exists to foster publication, scholarly research, and an open forum for discussion of best practices, applicable theories, and professional experiences pertinent to the field of state and local history. A History News subscription is a benefit of AASLH membership. Each quarterly issue includes featured articles, regular columns, and a Technical Leaflet.

New to History News? Enjoy these complimentary articles as an introduction to our magazine.


Reading Past Issues

AASLH members have access to three years of past issues in PDF format on our Members Only Page. Nonmembers can purchase PDFs of the last three years of issues for $8 each from our online store. After three years, all issues are sent to JSTOR. AASLH members can get free access to History News on JSTOR (more info here). If you are looking for an old issue that is not online, please contact us at info@aaslh.org or 615-320-3203, and we will do our best to find what you need.


Recent Issues

Article Submissions

Article manuscripts dealing with all aspects of public history are welcome, including current trends, timely issues, and best practices for professional development and the overall improvement of the history field. The editorial committee is especially interested in articles that give a fresh perspective to traditional theories, in-depth case studies that reveal applicable and relevant concepts, and subject matter that has the ability to resonate throughout all levels of the field. Prior to submitting an article, consult the History News Review Form and Style Guide to determine what reviewers look for when evaluating articles for the magazine. Send questions to History News editor Bob Beatty

Submissions of articles, Technical Leaflets, and book reviews are accepted electronically through Submittable.

Submit an article
Submit a technical leaflet
Submit a book review

Review of Submissions

History News employs a double-blind review process. Volunteer editors review all proposals for relevance and timeliness to the field. Articles should be 2,500-3,000 words, Technical Leaflets 3,000-4,000 words, and book reviews 500 words. Submissions must be properly footnoted and cited in Chicago/Turabian style, and authors of articles and Leaflets should submit a minimum of three photos with their final manuscript.




Draft Due Date* Review Returned+ Final Submission Date History News issue
August 20 September 30 November 1 Winter
November 15 December 20 February 1 Spring
February 20 March 31 May 1 Summer
May 20 June 30 August 1 Autumn

*This should not be your rough (or first) draft, but an article already fully vetted by your own peers and contacts.
+History News uses a double-blind review process



Contact Bob Beatty, editor.


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