History News 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. 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.

Volunteer editors review all proposals for relevance and timeliness to the field. Technical leaflets should be 3,000-4,000 words in length, properly footnoted and cited in Chicago/Turabian style, and include a bibliography or list of resources. History News employs a double-blind review process.

History News is a quarterly membership publication of the American Association for State and Local History, a nonprofit educational membership organization providing leadership, service, and support for its members who preserve and interpret state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful in American society.

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

To learn more about what our reviewers look for, read our Review Sheet.