The Tufts Historical Review looks for outstanding essays in the field of history that showcase unique arguments based on thorough research. To submit a paper, please email In the email, please include your name, university, and year of study.

Click HERE to read the 2023-2024 Call for Submissions

Submission Status: CLOSED

VolumeThemeSubmission Deadline
17SacrificeFebruary 15th, 2024

Submissions Process

Each volume of the Tufts Historical Review is produced over the course of one year. To better understand the process of publishing a journal, please review the graphic below.

Submissions Criteria

The Tufts Historical Review receives many papers each year. To ensure we do not waste the time of our editors, only papers that adhere to the following guidelines will be put forward for their review.

Academic QualificationsAuthors need to have written their paper as either an undergraduate or graduate student. THR reviews papers written by undergraduates and graduates separately, so please indicate your academic program in your submission email. In a typical year, THR publishes around 4-8 papers.
Word CountAll submissions should be between 3,000 and 8,000 words.
Cutoff DateThe main argument of the paper should relate to events taking place before the year of 1991.
Works CitedAll citations should be formatted according to the most recent edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.
Formating– Please remove your name, university, and personal information from all locations on the document except the title page.
– Please send your submission as a PDF or a Word document.
Commitment to Publishing– All authors submitting papers to the Tufts Historical Review must be fully prepared to work with an editor if their paper is accepted.
– Submissions cannot have been previously published.