Critical Studies in History

Journal of the History and Theory Reading Group

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Established in 2008, Critical Studies in History (ISSN 1943-0795) publishes essays, position papers, research articles, and critical perspective pieces that explore the role of critical theory in history and the place of history in theoretical critiques.  Intervening beyond the philosophy of history, the journal particularly favors studies that illuminate specific historical problems or make innovative historiographical interventions.  The editors invite submissions of manuscripts appropriate to the aim and scope of this open-access online journal.  Manuscripts should not exceed 8,500 words and will be peer reviewed in a double-blinded procedure.  The author is expected to follow these guidelines:

  1. Submit manuscripts to as an electronic attachment in Microsoft Word.
  2. Include a short paragraph of author's biography along with a paper abstract of around 150-250 words. 
  3. All manuscripts should conform to the footnotes citation system of the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed.  Do not use the author-date system.  Please ensure that all quotations, titles, names, and dates are double-checked for accuracy.
  4. Indicate in writing that the submission has not been previously published, nor is it under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  5. Direct all questions, comments, or suggestions to:
    Howard Chiang, Founding Editor, Critical Studies in History

All issues of the journal will be published online in paginated PDF files.  The journal is intended to provide more opportunities than traditional history journals in publishing historiographically-oriented pieces that bring critical theory to bear on the practice of historical scholarship.



Information for Authors

History & Theory Reading Group