Submission Instructions

Thank you for wanting to submit to the OUHS Journal! We accept submissions on all historical periods and topics. Submissions from other academic fields (classics, art history, area studies, etc.) are also welcome, but the topic must be primarily historical in nature. Books reviews, interviews of historians, and other relevant non-academic article pieces are also welcome. We accept both undergraduate and graduate papers. We are not currently accepting submissions, but check back in the fall to submit for our Michaelmas issue. .


To submit, email with your paper attached as a Microsoft word or google docs file (with editorial permission if the latter). All accepted papers will be part of our two-stage editorial process, designed to make your paper the best it can be.


A few guidelines:


There is no lower end to word count, but we do not accept submissions over 15,000 words

Please include a cover page with an abstract, your name, article title, wordcount, what style of citations you are using, and whether this was written for an undergraduate or graduate program.

Please format your paper the following way: 12 point times double-spaced font, 1 inch margins.

We request that all papers submitted use footnotes and not endnotes.

All quotations in foreign languages need a translation.

Please submit only one paper per issue. 

We will look at papers that are being considered for other journals, but please tell us in your email if it is being submitted elsewhere.

Please ensure that you have permission to use any images in your paper.


For any questions, please feel free to email us.