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. Successful submissions will clearly demonstrate original research and argument and an engagement with scholarly debate. 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.
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 on the website and via emails sent to our partner universities.
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. Make sure that you include the name of the university you are attending when you register.
Once you have registered as an author, when you log in, you will have the option of starting a new submission. The website walks you through the five-step process.
All submissions must follow these guidelines.
- Please ensure that your name does not appear anywhere in the body of the essay (including on the first page).
- All submissions must adhere to the following specifications: The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses). The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined below.
- Submissions must utilise footnotes, not endnotes or in-text citations.
- Submissions must conform to the word limits of 2,000-5,000 words for undergraduate submissions and up to 8,000 words for honours and postgraduate submissions, including footnotes. Submissions which exceed these word limits will not be accepted.
- Before completing the submissions process, authors must ensure that they have adhered to all of the items stipulated within the submission preparation checklist. Submissions that do not may be returned to authors.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
- Ensure that you have included the following information in the comments section of the submissions section:
- The degree (e.g. BArts, BArts (Hons), MArts, PhD) and year level (e.g. first, second, etc.) during which the submission was written.
- The century and geographic area that the submission covers.
- The name of the course the submission was written for (if applicable).
- The year the submission was written
- The mark the submission received
- If using images in your article, it is your responsibility to ensure that you have the necessary permissions for their use.