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Submit an article to History in the Making

History in the Making is a journal for the publication of student work which demonstrates substantive research and excellence in the discipline of history. Published essays will be of high quality and of interest to other history students and academics. We accept submissions between 2,000-5,000 words for undergraduate students, and up to 8,000 words for honours and postgraduate students. Successful submissions will clearly demonstrate original research and argument and an engagement with scholarly debate. Submissions also must conform to the style guide as set out below.

We welcome and encourage students to submit their high quality essays written as part of undergraduate units of study. However, any essay originally written in response to a set question must be submitted in the form of a stand-alone journal article.

To submit an article, please go to the submissions page.

Who can submit?
We encourage current and former students of all levels and areas of history to submit essays to History in the Making – from first year undergraduates to postgraduates. The journal is dedicated to the publication of the work of all history students in Australian universities, and the journal collective will endeavour to publish a diversity of levels, fields and university departments in each issue. We will also accept submissions from international institutions.

When is the journal published?
The journal is published twice a year, coinciding with semester one and two of the university calendar. Submissions can be made at any stage during the year, however each issue will have a cut-off date after which submissions will be carried over for the subsequent issue. We will advertise the issue cut-off dates in advance of each issue.

How do I submit an essay?
In order to submit an essay to History in the Making, you need to register an author account with the journal.
For more information on the registration, please read the instructions outlined here.

All submissions must adhere to the submissions guidelines.

ISSN: 2200-4777