Submitting a manuscript to Perspectives on History

Thank you for your interest in submitting a manuscript for possible publication in Perspectives on History. Manuscripts must be original and not submitted elsewhere, including online platforms. Please be sure to read and follow the author guidelines for each type of submission. Please complete the form below (items noted with a blue star are required), to send your article or letter electronically. While we prefer online submission, we will also accept manuscripts sent by mail (to The Editor, Perspectives on History, AHA, 400 A Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003-3889). Questions on the submission process can be sent to the same address or e-mailed.


Please indicate whether your manuscript is

an article or
a letter to the editor


Please provide complete contact information

*First Name: *Last Name:

Institutional Affiliation:

*Address 1:

Address 2:

*City: *State: *Post Code:

Country (if not United States):

* E-mail address:




Working title of essay being submitted or subject of letter to the editor:

Word count of your essay (Perspectives articles are generally 1200 words, with an upper limit of 1500 words. You may submit longer articles, but will be asked for cuts upon acceptance):


Attach your file

Files should be no larger than 1 MB. Please ensure that the title on the manuscript corresponds to the title supplied in the box above and that the manuscript itself carries the author's name and contact information. We recommend the following system for (re)naming the file you are uploading: Lastname.ShortTitleOfEssay.doc.

I have read the copyright policy and signify my acceptance.


Cover note to the Editor:

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Note: Please do not include more than four urls in your cover note.

After reviewing the data entered click the submit button to transmit the contact information, the cover note, and the manuscript.